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1979-80 Houston Rockets Transactions

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Record: 41-41, Finished 2nd in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Del Harris (41-41)

PTS/G: 110.8 (8th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.6 (15th of 22)
SRS: 0.27 (10th of 22) ▪ Pace: 101.2 (18th of 22)
Off Rtg: 108.1 (4th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 108.0 (18th of 22)
Expected W-L: 41-41 (10th of 22)

Arena: The Summit ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1980 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (0-4) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (1-2) versus San Antonio Spurs  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980.
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July 16, 1979

Signed Tom Henderson as a veteran free agent and sent a 1980 1st round draft pick (Wes Matthews was later selected) to the Washington Bullets as compensation.

September 10, 1979

Signed Major Jones as a free agent.

October 12, 1979

Traded Mike Newlin to the New Jersey Nets for a 1980 2nd round draft pick (John Stroud was later selected).

November 7, 1979

Signed John Shumate as a free agent.

Waived Rudy White.

November 12, 1979

Waived Jacky Dorsey.

November 28, 1979

Waived Dwight Jones.

January 17, 1980

Traded John Shumate and a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Lavon Mercer was later selected) to the San Antonio Spurs for Billy Paultz.

May 28, 1980

Lost Alonzo Bradley to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 10, 1980

Drafted John Stroud in the 2nd round (27th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Terry Stotts in the 2nd round (38th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Billy Williams in the 2nd round (43rd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dean Hunger in the 4th round (84th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Albert Jones in the 5th round (106th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Everette Jefferson in the 6th round (130th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Joe Nehls in the 7th round (152nd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Rosie Barnes in the 8th round (173rd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Traded a 1982 2nd round draft pick (Wayne Sappleton was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Calvin Garrett.