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1980-81 Kansas City Kings Transactions

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Record: 40-42, Finished 2nd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (40-42)

PTS/G: 106.9 (14th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 106.9 (10th of 23)
SRS: -0.49 (13th of 23) ▪ Pace: 101.3 (10th of 23)
Off Rtg: 104.7 (14th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.7 (9th of 23)
Expected W-L: 41-41 (13th of 23)

Arena: Kemper Arena ▪ Attendance: 336,385 (17th of 23)

NBA 1981 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (1-4) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-3) versus Phoenix Suns  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (2-1) versus Portland Trail Blazers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981.
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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
July 8, 1980 Compensation

Received a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Eddie Johnson was later selected) as compensation for the Atlanta Hawks signing Tom Burleson as a veteran free agent.

August 12, 1980 Signing

Signed Frankie Sanders as a free agent.

September 10, 1980 Sale

Purchased Jo Jo White from the Golden State Warriors.

September 10, 1980 Signing

Signed Mel Bennett as a free agent.

September 11, 1980 Signing

Signed John Douglas as a free agent.

September 22, 1980 Waiver

Waived John Douglas.

September 25, 1980 Trade

As part of a 3-team trade, the Kansas City Kings traded Bill Robinzine to the Cleveland Cavaliers; the Cleveland Cavaliers traded Campy Russell to the New York Knicks; and the New York Knicks traded Joe Meriweather and a 1981 1st round draft pick (Steve Johnson was later selected) to the Kansas City Kings.

October 22, 1980 Waiver

Waived Mel Bennett.

November 8, 1980 Signing

Signed Lloyd Walton as a free agent.

December 26, 1980 Signing

Signed John Lambert as a free agent.

December 29, 1980 Waiver

Waived Gus Gerard.

February 12, 1981 Signing

Signed Frankie Sanders as a free agent.

June 8, 1981 Compensation

Received a 1981 1st round draft pick (Kevin Loder was later selected) as compensation for the Cleveland Cavaliers signing Scott Wedman and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Ray Blume was later selected) as a veteran free agent.

June 8, 1981 Trade

Traded Otis Birdsong and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Steve Lingenfelter was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Cliff Robinson.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Mike Perry in the 9th round (194th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Mark Wilson in the 10th round (214th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Steve Johnson in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Kevin Loder in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Eddie Johnson in the 2nd round (29th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Curtis Berry in the 3rd round (58th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Kenny Dennard in the 4th round (78th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted B. B. Davis in the 4th round (82nd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted U. S. Reed in the 5th round (104th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Brian Walker in the 6th round (128th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Clinton Wheeler in the 7th round (150th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

June 9, 1981 Draft

Drafted Randy Smithson in the 8th round (173rd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.