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1978-79 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 47-35, Finished 3rd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jerry West (47-35)

PTS/G: 112.9 (8th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.9 (8th of 22)
SRS: 2.95 (4th of 22) ▪ Pace: 105.9 (12th of 22)
Off Rtg: 106.1 (5th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.2 (10th of 22)
Expected W-L: 49-33 (4th of 22)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1979 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (1-2) versus Denver Nuggets  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.
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August 24, 1978

Signed Derrek Dickey as a free agent.

September 14, 1978

Waived Carlos Terry.

October 12, 1978

Released Derrek Dickey.

October 27, 1978

Signed Jim Price as a veteran free agent and sent a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Brad Branson was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons as compensation.

Waived Brad Davis.

June 25, 1979

Drafted Magic Johnson in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Brad Holland in the 1st round (14th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ollie Mack in the 2nd round (25th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Victor King in the 2nd round (39th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mark Young in the 2nd round (41st pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Walter Daniels in the 3rd round (60th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ray White in the 4th round (79th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ricky Reed in the 4th round (81st pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.