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1988-89 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 57-25, Finished 1st in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Pat Riley (57-25)

PTS/G: 114.7 (5th of 25) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.5 (8th of 25)
SRS: 6.38 (3rd of 25) ▪ Pace: 100.1 (12th of 25)
Off Rtg: 113.8 (1st of 25) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.7 (7th of 25)
Expected W-L: 58-24 (3rd of 25)

Arena: Great Western Forum ▪ Attendance: 717,349 (6th of 25)

NBA 1989 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (4-0) versus Detroit Pistons  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Finals (4-0) versus Phoenix Suns  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-0) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (3-0) versus Portland Trail Blazers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989.
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July 28, 1988

Kurt Rambis signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Charlotte Hornets.

August 10, 1988

Signed Orlando Woolridge as an unrestricted free agent.

August 29, 1988

Signed Kannard Johnson as a free agent.

August 30, 1988

Signed Scott Meents as a free agent.

September 20, 1988

Released Wes Matthews.

October 3, 1988

Signed Mark McNamara as a free agent.

October 17, 1988

Waived Scott Meents.

October 24, 1988

Waived Milt Wagner.

November 2, 1988

Traded Mike Smrek to the San Antonio Spurs for a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Tony Smith was later selected).

June 15, 1989

Lost David Rivers to the Minnesota Timberwolves in the NBA expansion draft.

June 27, 1989

Drafted Vlade Divac in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 1989 NBA Draft.