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1979-80 Phoenix Suns Transactions

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Record: 55-27, Finished 3rd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John MacLeod (55-27)

PTS/G: 111.1 (7th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.5 (8th of 22)
SRS: 3.25 (6th of 22) ▪ Pace: 104.8 (6th of 22)
Off Rtg: 105.6 (10th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 102.2 (5th of 22)
Expected W-L: 50-32 (6th of 22)

Arena: Arizona Veterans Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1980 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (1-4) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (1-2) versus Kansas City Kings  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1979 to June 30, 1980.
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August 24, 1979

Traded a 1981 4th round draft pick (Don Koonce was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for Andre Wakefield.

September 4, 1979

Waived Ted McClain.

October 1, 1979

Waived Greg Griffin.

Waived Charles Jones.

October 12, 1979

Waived Andre Wakefield.

February 15, 1980

Traded a 1982 1st round draft pick (Brook Steppe was later selected) and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Pace Mannion was later selected) to the New Jersey Nets for Rich Kelley.

May 28, 1980

Lost Mike Bratz to the Dallas Mavericks in the NBA expansion draft.

June 4, 1980

Traded Paul Westphal to the Seattle SuperSonics for Dennis Johnson.

June 7, 1980

Bayard Forrest retired.

June 9, 1980

Traded a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Elston Turner was later selected) to the Dallas Mavericks for Wiley Peck.

June 10, 1980

Drafted Kimberly Belton in the 2nd round (42nd pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Campbell in the 3rd round (59th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Doug True in the 3rd round (65th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Leroy Stampley in the 4th round (88th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mark Stevens in the 5th round (111th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Coby Leavitt in the 6th round (134th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ron Williams in the 7th round (157th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Conolly in the 8th round (175th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Keith French in the 9th round (196th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

Drafted Randy Carroll in the 10th round (211th pick) of the 1980 NBA Draft.

June 25, 1980

Signed John McCullough as a free agent.

Signed Mike Niles as a free agent.