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1986-87 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 65-17, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pat Riley (65-17)

PTS/G: 117.8 (2nd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 108.5 (12th of 23)
SRS: 8.32 (1st of 23) ▪ Pace: 101.6 (10th of 23)
Off Rtg: 115.6 (1st of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.5 (7th of 23)
Expected W-L: 62-20 (1st of 23)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: 681,207 (3rd of 23)

NBA 1987 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (2-4) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (0-4) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Golden State Warriors  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (0-3) versus Denver Nuggets  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1987.
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September 18, 1986

Signed Adrian Branch as a free agent.

September 26, 1986

Waived Maurice Lucas.

September 30, 1986

Mitch Kupchak retired.

Maurice Lucas claimed on waivers by the Seattle SuperSonics.

October 2, 1986

Sold Ronnie Lester to the Seattle SuperSonics.

October 8, 1986

Signed Frank Brickowski as a veteran free agent and sent cash to the Seattle SuperSonics as compensation.

October 13, 1986

Signed Wes Matthews as a free agent.

October 28, 1986

Waived Andre Turner.

November 7, 1986

Signed Mike Smrek as a free agent.

February 13, 1987

Traded Frank Brickowski, Petur Gudmundsson, a 1987 1st round draft pick (Greg Anderson was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Sean Higgins was later selected) to the San Antonio Spurs for Mychal Thompson.

June 22, 1987

Drafted Willie Glass in the 3rd round (69th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ralph Tally in the 4th round (92nd pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Drafted Kenny Travis in the 6th round (115th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Drafted Frank Ford in the 6th round (138th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ron Vanderschaaf in the 7th round (161st pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.