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1980-81 San Diego Clippers Transactions

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Record: 36-46, Finished 5th in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Paul Silas (36-46)

PTS/G: 106.5 (16th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 108.1 (16th of 23)
SRS: -1.78 (16th of 23) ▪ Pace: 100.2 (20th of 23)
Off Rtg: 106.0 (13th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.6 (18th of 23)
Expected W-L: 37-45 (16th of 23)

Arena: San Diego Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: 257,597 (21st of 23)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981.
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August 28, 1980

Traded World B. Free to the Golden State Warriors for Phil Smith and a 1984 1st round draft pick (Lancaster Gordon was later selected).

October 14, 1980

Signed Gar Heard as a veteran free agent and sent a 1981 3rd round draft pick (Sam Clancy was later selected) and a 1983 3rd round draft pick (Derek Whittenburg was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns as compensation. The compensatory draft picks were sent to San Diego on February 3, 1981.

October 28, 1980

Signed Henry Bibby as a free agent.

November 4, 1980

Waived Tony Price.

Signed Ron Davis as a free agent.

1981

Signed Rock Lee as a free agent.

January 9, 1981

Signed Jerome Whitehead as a free agent.

January 28, 1981

Waived Sidney Wicks.

June 9, 1981

Drafted Tom Chambers in the 1st round (8th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Smith in the 3rd round (54th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Lee Raker in the 4th round (77th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dennis Isbell in the 5th round (100th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mike Pepper in the 6th round (123rd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Randy Johnson in the 7th round (146th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Todd Haynes in the 8th round (168th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Art Jones in the 9th round (190th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tony Gwynn in the 10th round (210th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.