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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: 2.64 (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: 501,434 (2nd of 2)

NBA 1977 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (0-4) 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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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
July 13, 1976 Reassignment

Reassigned Head Coach Bill Sharman.

July 19, 1976 Signing

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

August 5, 1976 Trade

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.

August 19, 1976 Hiring

Hired Jerry West as Head Coach.

September 22, 1976 Signing

Signed Don Chaney as a free agent.

October 4, 1976 Trade

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

October 5, 1976 Waiver

Waived Donnie Freeman.

October 6, 1976 Waiver

Waived John Roche.

October 18, 1976 Waiver

Waived Corky Calhoun.

October 18, 1976 Waiver

Waived Wayman Britt.

October 20, 1976 Trade

Traded future considerations to the Indiana Pacers for Bo Lamar.

November 2, 1976 Waiver

Waived Allen Murphy.

November 2, 1976 Waiver

Released Cornell Warner.

November 2, 1976 Signing

Signed Marv Roberts as a free agent.

November 16, 1976 Trade

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

November 18, 1976 Signing

Signed Johnny Neumann as a free agent.

June 1, 1977 Trade

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 Draft

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

June 10, 1977 Trade

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

June 10, 1977 Draft

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

June 10, 1977 Draft

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

June 10, 1977 Draft

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

June 10, 1977 Draft

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

June 10, 1977 Draft

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

June 10, 1977 Draft

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

June 10, 1977 Draft

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

June 10, 1977 Draft

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