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1971-72 Phoenix Suns Transactions

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Record: 49-33, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (49-33)

PTS/G: 116.3 (2nd of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 110.8 (8th of 17)
SRS: 5.57 (4th of 17) ▪ Pace: 113.7 (5th of 17)
Off Rtg: 101.3 (4th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 96.5 (7th of 17)
Expected W-L: 54-28 (4th of 17)

Arena: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1971 to June 30, 1972.
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August 13, 1971

Traded Greg Howard to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a 1972 3rd round draft pick (Scott English was later selected) and a future 3rd round draft pick.

September 21, 1971

Waived Joe Thomas.

December 27, 1971

Traded Fred Taylor to the Cincinnati Royals for a 1973 3rd round draft pick (Joe Reaves was later selected).

January 4, 1972

Signed Jeff Webb as a free agent.

March 14, 1972

Traded Paul Silas and cash to the Boston Celtics for Charlie Scott. Silas agreed to terms with Boston in September 1972 to complete the trade.

April 7, 1972

Traded Otto Moore to the Houston Rockets for a 1972 1st round draft pick (Corky Calhoun was later selected).

April 10, 1972

Traded a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Tom Patterson was later selected) to the Baltimore Bullets for Gus Johnson.

Drafted Corky Calhoun in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Scott English in the 3rd round (33rd pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Don Buse in the 3rd round (34th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Claude Terry in the 3rd round (42nd pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Matt Gantt in the 4th round (59th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Wardell Dyson in the 5th round (75th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Charles Edge in the 6th round (92nd pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bernie Fryer in the 7th round (109th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Russell Golden in the 8th round (125th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bill Kennedy in the 9th round (140th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Al Vilcheck in the 10th round (153rd pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Belcher in the 11th round (164th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mark Soderberg in the 12th round (172nd pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Kelly Utley in the 13th round (179th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ray Golson in the 14th round (186th pick) of the 1972 NBA Draft.