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1978-79 San Diego Clippers Transactions

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Record: 43-39, Finished 5th in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Gene Shue (43-39)

PTS/G: 113.1 (6th of 22) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 114.9 (22nd of 22)
SRS: -1.76 (15th of 22) ▪ Pace: 106.3 (11th of 22)
Off Rtg: 106.2 (4th of 22) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.9 (22nd of 22)
Expected W-L: 37-45 (15th of 22)

Arena: San Diego Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: NA

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1978 to June 30, 1979.
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July 15, 1978

Received a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Gary Garland was later selected) as compensation for the Golden State Warriors signing Tom Abernethy as a veteran free agent.

August 4, 1978

Traded Tiny Archibald, Marvin Barnes, Billy Knight, a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Danny Ainge was later selected) and a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Rod Foster was later selected) to the Boston Celtics for Kevin Kunnert, Kermit Washington, Sidney Wicks and Freeman Williams.

September 19, 1978

Signed Connie Norman as a free agent.

September 25, 1978

Waived Larry McNeill.

October 12, 1978

Traded a 1984 1st round draft pick (Charles Barkley was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for World B. Free.

Waived Bill Willoughby.

October 26, 1978

Signed Bob Bigelow as a free agent.

Traded Scott Lloyd to the Chicago Bulls for a 1981 3rd round draft pick (Sam Clancy was later selected).

November 6, 1978

Waived Stan Pietkiewicz.

December 5, 1978

Waived Connie Norman.

Signed John Olive as a free agent.

February 15, 1979

Signed Brian Taylor as a veteran free agent and sent a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Gary Garland was later selected) and a 1979 2nd round draft pick (Lawrence Butler was later selected) to the Denver Nuggets as compensation.

May 13, 1979

Signed Bill Walton as a veteran free agent and sent Kevin Kunnert, Randy Smith, Kermit Washington and a 1980 1st round draft pick (Mike Gminski was later selected) to the Portland Trail Blazers as compensation.

June 15, 1979

Signed Bob Carrington as a free agent.

June 25, 1979

Drafted Tom Channel in the 3rd round (55th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Lionel Garrett in the 4th round (77th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Greg Joyner in the 5th round (99th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bob Bender in the 6th round (119th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jene Grey in the 7th round (139th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Renaldo Lawrence in the 8th round (158th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mike Dodd in the 9th round (176th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.

Drafted Greg Hunter in the 10th round (194th pick) of the 1979 NBA Draft.