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1976-77 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 53-29, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jerry West (53-29)

PTS/G: 106.9 (10th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.1 (4th of 22)
SRS: 2.65 (5th of 22) ▪ Pace: 104.7 (17th of 22)
Off Rtg: 101.4 (5th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 98.9 (10th of 22)
Expected W-L: 48-34 (5th of 22)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1977 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (4-0) versus Portland Trail Blazers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-3) versus Golden State Warriors  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1976 to June 30, 1977.
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July 19, 1976

Gail Goodrich signed as a veteran free agent with the New Orleans Jazz; received FROM_TRADE as compensation.

August 5, 1976

Traded a 1977 2nd round draft pick (Essie Hollis was later selected) and a 1978 1st round draft pick (Jack Givens was later selected) to the New Orleans Jazz for a 1977 1st round draft pick (Kenny Carr was later selected), a 1978 1st round draft pick (Freeman Williams was later selected), a 1979 1st round draft pick (Magic Johnson was later selected) and a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Sam Worthen was later selected). This exchange was arranged as compensation for Utah signing veteran free agent Gail Goodrich on July 19, 1976.

September 22, 1976

Signed Don Chaney as a free agent.

October 4, 1976

Traded a future draft pick to the Chicago Bulls for Allen Murphy.

October 5, 1976

Waived Donnie Freeman.

October 6, 1976

Waived John Roche.

October 18, 1976

Waived Wayman Britt.

Waived Corky Calhoun.

October 20, 1976

Traded future considerations to the Indiana Pacers for Bo Lamar.

November 2, 1976

Signed Marv Roberts as a free agent.

Released Cornell Warner.

Waived Allen Murphy.

November 16, 1976

Traded Mack Calvin to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1977 1st round draft pick (Brad Davis was later selected).

November 18, 1976

Signed Johnny Neumann as a free agent.

June 1, 1977

Traded Lucius Allen to the Kansas City Kings for Ollie Johnson, a 1978 1st round draft pick (Purvis Short was later selected) and a 1978 2nd round draft pick (Ron Carter was later selected).

June 10, 1977

Drafted John Robinson in the 5th round (110th pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tony Robertson in the 4th round (88th pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

Traded Johnny Neumann to the Buffalo Braves for a 1977 3rd round draft pick (James Edwards was later selected).

Drafted James Edwards in the 3rd round (46th pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

Drafted Norm Nixon in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

Drafted Art Allen in the 8th round (170th pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

Drafted Brad Davis in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

Drafted Lars Hansen in the 7th round (151st pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

Drafted Kenny Carr in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.

Drafted Grover Woolard in the 6th round (131st pick) of the 1977 NBA Draft.