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1980-81 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 54-28, Finished 2nd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Westhead (54-28)

PTS/G: 111.2 (5th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.3 (13th of 23)
SRS: 3.27 (5th of 23) ▪ Pace: 102.7 (8th of 23)
Off Rtg: 107.6 (7th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.9 (6th of 23)
Expected W-L: 51-31 (5th of 23)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: 538,865 (4th of 23)

NBA 1981 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference First Round (1-2) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981.
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July 15, 1980

Signed Myles Patrick as a free agent.

July 30, 1980

Signed Alan Hardy as a free agent.

August 1, 1980

Signed Myles Patrick as a free agent.

August 19, 1980

Waived Spencer Haywood.

October 1, 1980

Traded Wayne Robinson to the Detroit Pistons for a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Harvey Knuckles was later selected).

October 8, 1980

Traded a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Jerome Kersey was later selected) to the Portland Trail Blazers for Jim Brewer. Portland had the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Los Angeles in 1984 but opted for a 2nd round draft pick instead.

November 17, 1980

Waived Tony Jackson.

November 20, 1980

Traded a 1982 1st round draft pick (Eddie Phillips was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Eddie Jordan.

December 2, 1980

Waived Myles Patrick.

June 9, 1981

Drafted Mike McGee in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Harvey Knuckles in the 2nd round (39th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Elvis Rolle in the 2nd round (42nd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Zam Fredrick in the 3rd round (51st pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ron Cornelius in the 3rd round (65th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Kevin McKenna in the 4th round (88th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Craig Watts in the 5th round (111th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Kevin Singleton in the 6th round (134th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry Petty in the 7th round (157th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jay Triano in the 8th round (179th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.