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1982-83 Indiana Pacers Transactions

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Record: 20-62, Finished 6th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jack McKinney (20-62)

PTS/G: 108.7 (12th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 114.5 (21st of 23)
SRS: -5.36 (21st of 23) ▪ Pace: 103.9 (9th of 23)
Off Rtg: 103.8 (15th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.4 (22nd of 23)
Expected W-L: 27-55 (21st of 23)

Arena: Market Square Arena ▪ Attendance: 188,642 (22nd of 23)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983.
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August 16, 1982

Signed Marty Byrnes as a veteran free agent.

September 22, 1982

Traded Tom Owens to the Detroit Pistons for a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Greg Wiltjer was later selected).

October 19, 1982

Signed John Duren as a free agent.

October 22, 1982

Signed Joe Kopicki as a free agent.

Traded Louis Orr to the New York Knicks for a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Scooter McCray was later selected).

October 25, 1982

Traded a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Scooter McCray was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Brad Branson.

October 27, 1982

Waived George McGinnis.

Waived Joe Kopicki.

December 31, 1982

Traded Johnny Davis to the Atlanta Hawks for a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Jim Thomas was later selected).

January 7, 1983

Traded Don Buse to the Portland Trail Blazers for cash. Indiana also received the consultation services of Portland vice president Jon Spolestra.

January 31, 1983

Waived Guy Morgan.

February 15, 1983

Traded Clemon Johnson and a 1984 3rd round draft pick (James Banks was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for Russ Schoene, a 1983 1st round draft pick (Mitchell Wiggins was later selected) and a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Stuart Gray was later selected).

June 28, 1983

Drafted Steve Stipanovich in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mitchell Wiggins in the 1st round (23rd pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Leroy Combs in the 2nd round (26th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Thomas in the 2nd round (40th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Greg Jones in the 3rd round (49th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Terry Fair in the 4th round (72nd pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Roger Stieg in the 5th round (95th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Cliff Pruitt in the 6th round (118th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tony Brown in the 7th round (141st pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ray McCallum in the 8th round (164th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Lynn Mitchem in the 9th round (186th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mark Smed in the 10th round (207th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

Traded Mitchell Wiggins to the Chicago Bulls for Sidney Lowe and a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Victor Fleming was later selected).