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1981-82 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 57-25, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Westhead (7-4), Pat Riley (50-21)

PTS/G: 114.6 (2nd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.8 (15th of 23)
SRS: 4.37 (4th of 23) ▪ Pace: 103.1 (4th of 23)
Off Rtg: 110.2 (2nd of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.5 (10th of 23)
Expected W-L: 53-29 (4th of 23)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: 605,236 (3rd of 23)

NBA 1982 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (4-2) versus Philadelphia 76ers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (4-0) versus San Antonio Spurs  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-0) versus Phoenix Suns  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1981 to June 30, 1982.
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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
July 23, 1981 Signing

Signed Mitch Kupchak as a veteran free agent and sent Jim Chones, Brad Holland, a 1982 2nd round draft pick (Mike Gibson was later selected) and a 1983 1st round draft pick (Randy Wittman was later selected) to the Washington Bullets as compensation.

August 3, 1981 Signing

Signed Clay Johnson as a free agent.

August 19, 1981 Signing

Signed Kevin McKenna as a free agent.

August 19, 1981 Signing

Signed Harvey Knuckles as a free agent.

August 24, 1981 Signing

Signed Darrell Allums as a free agent.

September 13, 1981 Signing

Signed Kurt Rambis as a free agent.

October 13, 1981 Waiver

Waived Clay Johnson.

October 15, 1981 Trade

Traded Butch Carter to the Indiana Pacers for a 1982 3rd round draft pick (Hutch Jones was later selected).

October 27, 1981 Waiver

Waived Alan Hardy.

December 24, 1981 Trade

Traded a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Kevin Williams was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Bob McAdoo.

April 12, 1982 Signing

Signed Clay Johnson as a free agent.

June 29, 1982 Draft

Drafted James Worthy in the 1st round (1st pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1982 Draft

Drafted Hutch Jones in the 3rd round (54th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1982 Draft

Drafted Mike Hackett in the 3rd round (67th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1982 Draft

Drafted Craig McCormick in the 4th round (90th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1982 Draft

Drafted Howard McNeill in the 5th round (113th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1982 Draft

Drafted Lynden Rose in the 6th round (136th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1982 Draft

Drafted Maurice Williams in the 7th round (159th pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1982 Draft

Drafted Micah Blunt in the 8th round (182nd pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.

June 29, 1982 Draft

Drafted Tim Byrne in the 9th round (203rd pick) of the 1982 NBA Draft.