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1978-79 Phoenix Suns Transactions

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Record: 50-32, Finished 2nd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John MacLeod (50-32)

PTS/G: 115.4 (2nd of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 111.7 (14th of 22)
SRS: 3.55 (3rd of 22) ▪ Pace: 108.5 (4th of 22)
Off Rtg: 105.7 (7th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.4 (6th of 22)
Expected W-L: 50-32 (3rd of 22)

Arena: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1979 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (3-4) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Kansas City Kings  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (1-2) versus Portland Trail Blazers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.
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September 13, 1978

Curtis Perry retired.

October, 1978

Waived Bob Miller.

October 11, 1978

Traded Dennis Awtrey to the Boston Celtics for a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Johnny High was later selected).

October 12, 1978

Waived Ira Terrell.

October 13, 1978

Andre Wakefield claimed on waivers by the Chicago Bulls.

January 12, 1979

Traded 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) to the New Orleans Jazz for Truck Robinson.

January 16, 1979

Signed Ted McClain as a free agent.

May 22, 1979

Signed Jeff Cook as a free agent.

June 22, 1979

Traded Steve Malovic to the Washington Bullets for a 1979 1st round draft pick (Kyle Macy was later selected) and a 1980 3rd round draft pick (John Campbell was later selected).

June 25, 1979

Drafted Kyle Macy in the 1st round (22nd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Johnny High in the 2nd round (24th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Al Green in the 3rd round (64th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Malcolm Cesare in the 4th round (86th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mark Eaton in the 5th round (107th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dale Shackelford in the 6th round (127th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ollie Matson in the 7th round (147th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Charles Jones in the 8th round (165th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Hosea Champine in the 9th round (183rd pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Korky Nelson in the 10th round (201st pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.