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1970-71 Portland Trail Blazers Transactions

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Record: 29-53, Finished 5th in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rolland Todd (29-53)

PTS/G: 115.5 (4th of 17) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 120.0 (17th of 17)
SRS: -6.20 (15th of 17) ▪ Pace: 120.6 (1st of 17)
Off Rtg: 95.4 (13th of 17) ▪ Def Rtg: 99.1 (13th of 17)
Expected W-L: 30-52 (15th of 17)

Arena: Memorial Coliseum ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1970 to June 30, 1971.
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August 28, 1970

Fred Hetzel claimed on waivers by the Los Angeles Lakers.

October 7, 1970

Sold Pat Riley to the Los Angeles Lakers.

October 20, 1970

Traded a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Willie Sojourner was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Shaler Halimon.

October 22, 1970

Traded Dorie Murrey to the Baltimore Bullets for a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Rick Fisher was later selected).

October 26, 1970

Signed Bill Stricker as a free agent.

November 16, 1970

Waived Bill Stricker.

March 23, 1971

Traded Jim Barnett to the San Francisco Warriors for a 1971 2nd round draft pick (Charlie Yelverton was later selected), a 1971 3rd round draft pick (William Smith was later selected) and a 1972 2nd round draft pick (Dave Twardzik was later selected).

March 29, 1971

Drafted Sidney Wicks in the 1st round (2nd pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Charlie Yelverton in the 2nd round (25th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Rick Fisher in the 2nd round (27th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Larry Steele in the 3rd round (37th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted William Smith in the 3rd round (42nd pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bobby Fields in the 4th round (54th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Hector Blondet in the 5th round (71st pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Day in the 6th round (88th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Gene Knolle in the 7th round (105th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted John Sutter in the 8th round (122nd pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Gene Kennedy in the 9th round (139th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Greg Starrick in the 10th round (155th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Howard Burford in the 11th round (171st pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

Drafted Don Sechler in the 12th round (185th pick) of the 1971 NBA Draft.

April 6, 1971

Waived Claude English.