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1972-73 Houston Rockets Transactions

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Record: 33-49, Finished 3rd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tex Winter (17-30), Johnny Egan (16-19)

PTS/G: 112.8 (1st of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 114.5 (16th of 17)
SRS: -1.81 (11th of 17) ▪ Pace: 115.2 (1st of 17)
Off Rtg: 97.9 (10th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 99.4 (12th of 17)
Expected W-L: 37-45 (11th of 17)

Arena: Hofheinz Pavilion ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1972 to June 30, 1973.
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August 1, 1972

Traded Stu Lantz to the Detroit Pistons for Jimmy Walker.

September 6, 1972

Signed Paul McCracken as a free agent.

September 18, 1972

Purchased Zaid Abdul-Aziz from the Seattle SuperSonics.

Sold Dick Cunningham to the Milwaukee Bucks.

September 19, 1972

Sold John Gianelli to the New York Knicks.

September 22, 1972

Traded a 1973 3rd round draft pick (James Lister was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Steve Hawes.

October 2, 1972

Waived Paul McCracken.

October 27, 1972

Traded Greg Smith to the Portland Trail Blazers for Stan McKenzie.

November 2, 1972

Sold Dick Gibbs to the Kansas City-Omaha Kings.

January 29, 1973

Signed Paul McCracken as a free agent.

February 1, 1973

Signed George Johnson as a free agent.

April 24, 1973

Drafted Ed Ratleff in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

Drafted E.C. Coleman in the 3rd round (51st pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

Drafted Lee Colburn in the 4th round (58th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

Drafted Gary Rhoades in the 5th round (75th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tom Peck in the 6th round (92nd pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

Drafted Fred DeVaughn in the 7th round (109th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Thomas in the 8th round (126th pick) of the 1973 NBA Draft.