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1982-83 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 58-24, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pat Riley (58-24)

PTS/G: 115.0 (2nd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.5 (12th of 23)
SRS: 5.06 (3rd of 23) ▪ Pace: 103.8 (10th of 23)
Off Rtg: 110.5 (1st of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.2 (13th of 23)
Expected W-L: 55-27 (2nd of 23)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: 598,739 (3rd of 23)

NBA 1983 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (0-4) versus Philadelphia 76ers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (4-2) versus San Antonio Spurs  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-1) versus Portland Trail Blazers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1982 to June 30, 1983.
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Transactions

Date Type Transaction
September 20, 1982 Signing

Signed Joe Cooper as a free agent.

October 8, 1982 Waiver

Waived Kevin McKenna.

October 25, 1982 Waiver

Waived Hutch Jones.

November 8, 1982 Waiver

Waived Joe Cooper.

November 19, 1982 Firing

Fired Paul Westhead as Head Coach.

November 19, 1982 Hiring

Hired Pat Riley as Head Coach.

February 15, 1983 Trade

Traded a 1985 2nd round draft pick (Adrian Branch was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Dwight Jones.

April 6, 1983 Signing

Signed Billy Ray Bates as a free agent.

April 16, 1983 Waiver

Released Billy Ray Bates.

April 16, 1983 Signing

Signed Steve Mix as a free agent.

June 28, 1983 Draft

Drafted Orlando Phillips in the 3rd round (69th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1983 Draft

Drafted Terry Lewis in the 4th round (92nd pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1983 Draft

Drafted Danny Dixon in the 5th round (115th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1983 Draft

Drafted Mark Steele in the 6th round (138th pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1983 Draft

Drafted Ricky Mixon in the 7th round (161st pick) of the 1983 NBA Draft.