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1987-88 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 62-20, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pat Riley (62-20)

PTS/G: 112.8 (5th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.0 (11th of 23)
SRS: 4.81 (3rd of 23) ▪ Pace: 99.1 (11th of 23)
Off Rtg: 113.1 (2nd of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.3 (9th of 23)
Expected W-L: 56-26 (2nd of 23)

Arena: The Forum ▪ Attendance: 708,477 (3rd of 23)

NBA 1988 Playoffs:
Won NBA Finals (3-4) versus Detroit Pistons  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (3-4) versus Dallas Mavericks  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus Utah Jazz  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (0-3) versus San Antonio Spurs  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988.
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October 7, 1987

Signed Jeff Lamp as a veteran free agent and sent a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Archie Marshall was later selected) to the San Antonio Spurs as compensation.

Signed Milt Wagner as a free agent.

November 5, 1987

Sold Adrian Branch to the New Jersey Nets.

December 12, 1987

Signed Ray Tolbert as a free agent.

March 14, 1988

Waived Ray Tolbert.

March 30, 1988

Signed Tony Campbell as a free agent.

June 23, 1988

Traded a 1992 2nd round draft pick (Matt Geiger was later selected) to the Miami Heat. Miami agreed not to select Kareem Abdul-Jabbar in the expansion draft.

Lost Billy Thompson to the Miami Heat in the NBA expansion draft.

June 28, 1988

Drafted David Rivers in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft.