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1979-80 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 60-22, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jack McKinney (10-4), Paul Westhead (50-18)

PTS/G: 115.1 (2nd of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.2 (11th of 22)
SRS: 5.39 (2nd of 22) ▪ Pace: 104.1 (8th of 22)
Off Rtg: 109.5 (1st of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.9 (9th of 22)
Expected W-L: 55-27 (2nd of 22)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1980 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (2-4) versus Philadelphia 76ers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (1-4) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Phoenix Suns  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980.
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July 7, 1979

Signed Irv Kiffin as a free agent.

August 9, 1979

Waived Jim Price.

September 13, 1979

Traded Adrian Dantley to the Utah Jazz for Spencer Haywood.

October 4, 1979

Waived Ron Carter.

October 5, 1979

Traded Dave Robisch and a 1980 3rd round draft pick (Ron Jones was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Jim Chones.

Traded Irv Kiffin to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Butch Carter was later selected).

October 24, 1979

Traded Kenny Carr to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Wayne Robinson was later selected) and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Gene Banks was later selected).

October 25, 1979

Signed Marty Byrnes as a free agent.

Traded Ron Boone to the Utah Jazz for a 1981 3rd round draft pick (Zam Fredrick was later selected).

February 13, 1980

Traded Ollie Mack, a 1980 2nd round draft pick (Sam Worthen was later selected) and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Gene Banks was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Mark Landsberger.

February 15, 1980

Traded Don Ford and a 1980 1st round draft pick (Chad Kinch was later selected) to the Cleveland Cavaliers for Butch Lee and a 1982 1st round draft pick (James Worthy was later selected).

May 28, 1980

Lost Marty Byrnes to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 10, 1980

Drafted Wayne Robinson in the 2nd round (31st pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Butch Carter in the 2nd round (37th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tony Jackson in the 4th round (87th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ron Baxter in the 4th round (91st pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Rick Raivio in the 5th round (114th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Odis Boddie in the 6th round (137th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Melvin Hooker in the 8th round (178th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Released Butch Lee.