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1971-72 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 69-13, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bill Sharman (69-13)

PTS/G: 121.0 (1st of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 108.7 (6th of 17)
SRS: 11.65 (1st of 17) ▪ Pace: 116.9 (1st of 17)
Off Rtg: 103.1 (1st of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 92.6 (2nd of 17)
Expected W-L: 67-15 (1st of 17)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: 668,340 (1st of 2)

NBA 1972 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (4-1) versus New York Knicks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (4-2) versus Milwaukee Bucks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-0) versus Chicago Bulls  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1971 to June 30, 1972.
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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
July 12, 1971 Hiring

Hired Bill Sharman as Head Coach.

September 11, 1971 Trade

Traded a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Ollie Johnson was later selected) to the Portland Trail Blazers for Leroy Ellis.

September 20, 1971 Waiver

Waived Fred Hetzel.

September 20, 1971 Waiver

Waived Earnie Killum.

October 13, 1971 Trade

Traded Rick Roberson to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Jim Price was later selected), a 1973 1st round draft pick (Kermit Washington was later selected) and a 1973 2nd round draft pick (Bill Schaeffer was later selected).

October 13, 1971 Claim

Claimed John Trapp on waivers from the Houston Rockets.

November 5, 1971 Retirement

Elgin Baylor retired.

April 10, 1972 Draft

Drafted Travis Grant in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

April 10, 1972 Draft

Drafted Jim Price in the 2nd round (16th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

April 10, 1972 Draft

Drafted Paul Stovall in the 2nd round (22nd pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

April 10, 1972 Draft

Drafted Gregg Northington in the 3rd round (47th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

April 10, 1972 Draft

Drafted Glen Summors in the 5th round (80th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

April 10, 1972 Draft

Drafted Sam Simmons in the 6th round (97th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.