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1978-79 New Orleans Jazz Transactions

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Record: 26-56, Finished 6th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Elgin Baylor (26-56)

PTS/G: 108.3 (15th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 114.6 (21st of 22)
SRS: -5.97 (22nd of 22) ▪ Pace: 108.6 (3rd of 22)
Off Rtg: 99.6 (21st of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 105.4 (18th of 22)
Expected W-L: 26-56 (22nd of 22)

Arena: Louisiana Superdome ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.
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August 1, 1978

Signed Ron Davis as a free agent.

September 21, 1978

Traded Slick Watts to the Houston Rockets for a 1981 1st round draft pick (Danny Schayes was later selected).

October 1, 1978

Waived Ron Davis.

October 4, 1978

Waived Fred Saunders.

October 10, 1978

Waived Freddie Boyd.

October 11, 1978

Waived John Douglas.

October 30, 1978

Waived Gus Bailey.

Signed Ira Terrell as a free agent.

January 5, 1979

Traded Joe Meriweather to the New York Knicks for Spencer Haywood.

January 12, 1979

Traded Truck Robinson to the Phoenix Suns for Marty Byrnes, Ron Lee, a 1979 1st round draft pick (Larry Knight was later selected) and a 1980 1st round draft pick (John Duren was later selected).

January 15, 1979

Waived Ira Terrell.

June 22, 1979

Traded Rickey Williams to the Chicago Bulls for Wilbur Holland.

June 25, 1979

Drafted Larry Knight in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tico Brown in the 2nd round (23rd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Arvid Kramer in the 3rd round (45th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Greg Deane in the 4th round (67th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Perry Wolfe in the 5th round (89th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ernie Cobb in the 6th round (109th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Paul Poe in the 7th round (129th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Keith McDonald in the 8th round (148th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Milt Huggins in the 9th round (167th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Paul Dawkins in the 10th round (185th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

June 28, 1979

Signed Allan Bristow as a veteran free agent and sent Paul Griffin to the San Antonio Spurs as compensation.