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1988-89 New Jersey Nets Transactions

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Record: 26-56, Finished 5th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Willis Reed (26-56)

PTS/G: 103.7 (23rd of 25) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.1 (13th of 25)
SRS: -5.69 (21st of 25) ▪ Pace: 100.1 (14th of 25)
Off Rtg: 103.0 (22nd of 25) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.3 (19th of 25)
Expected W-L: 25-57 (21st of 25)

Arena: Brendan Byrne Arena ▪ Attendance: 378,397 (21st of 25)

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

Released Dudley Bradley.

July 19, 1988

Signed Anthony Bowie as a free agent.

August 10, 1988

Orlando Woolridge signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Los Angeles Lakers.

August 29, 1988

Traded Dallas Comegys to the San Antonio Spurs for Walter Berry.

August 30, 1988

Signed Kevin Williams as a free agent.

August 31, 1988

Waived Otis Birdsong.

October 4, 1988

Signed Frank Johnson as a free agent.

October 31, 1988

Traded a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Randy Brown was later selected) and a 1996 2nd round draft pick (Jeff McInnis was later selected) to the Sacramento Kings for Mike McGee.

November 1, 1988

Waived Anthony Bowie.

November 2, 1988

Traded Tony Brown, Frank Johnson, Tim McCormick and Lorenzo Romar to the Houston Rockets for Joe Barry Carroll and Lester Conner.

November 23, 1988

Signed Ron Cavenall as a free agent.

December 27, 1988

Waived Ron Cavenall.

January 30, 1989

Waived Walter Berry.

January 31, 1989

Signed Bill Jones as a free agent.

February 7, 1989

Signed Corey Gaines to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 27, 1989

Signed Corey Gaines as a free agent.

March 3, 1989

Waived Kevin Williams.

June 15, 1989

Lost Keith Lee to the Orlando Magic in the NBA expansion draft.

June 24, 1989

Traded Buck Williams to the Portland Trail Blazers for Sam Bowie and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Mookie Blaylock was later selected).

June 27, 1989

Drafted Mookie Blaylock in the 1st round (12th pick) of the 1989 NBA Draft.

Drafted Stanley Brundy in the 2nd round (32nd pick) of the 1989 NBA Draft.