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1997-98 Los Angeles Lakers Transactions

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Record: 61-21, Finished 2nd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Del Harris (61-21)

PTS/G: 105.5 (1st of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 97.8 (20th of 29)
SRS: 6.88 (2nd of 29) ▪ Pace: 93.6 (1st of 29)
Off Rtg: 111.9 (2nd of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.7 (11th of 29)
Expected W-L: 61-21 (2nd of 29)

Arena: Great Western Forum ▪ Attendance: 676,101 (15th of 29)

NBA 1998 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (0-4) versus Utah Jazz  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (1-3) versus Portland Trail Blazers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1997 to June 30, 1998.
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July 24, 1997

Signed James Forrest as a free agent.

August 27, 1997

Signed Jon Barry as a free agent.

August 28, 1997

Signed Rick Fox as a free agent.

September 17, 1997

Signed Shea Seals as a free agent.

September 22, 1997

Signed Mario Bennett as a free agent.

October 20, 1997

Waived DeJuan Wheat.

June 24, 1998

Sold Toby Bailey to the Phoenix Suns.

Drafted Sam Jacobson in the 1st round (26th pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ruben Patterson in the 2nd round (31st pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft.

Drafted Toby Bailey in the 2nd round (45th pick) of the 1998 NBA Draft.

Traded Nick Van Exel to the Denver Nuggets for Tony Battie and Tyronn Lue.