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1986-87 Seattle SuperSonics Transactions

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Record: 39-43, Finished 4th in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bernie Bickerstaff (39-43)

PTS/G: 113.7 (5th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 113.3 (15th of 23)
SRS: 0.08 (11th of 23) ▪ Pace: 101.8 (7th of 23)
Off Rtg: 110.7 (6th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 110.3 (16th of 23)
Expected W-L: 42-40 (10th of 23)

Arena: Seattle Center Coliseum ▪ Attendance: 356,352 (21st of 23)

NBA 1987 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (4-0) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-2) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (3-1) versus Dallas Mavericks  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1986 to June 30, 1987.
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July 1, 1986

Traded Jack Sikma, a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Bob McCann was later selected) and a 1989 2nd round draft pick (Scott Haffner was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Alton Lister, a 1987 1st round draft pick (Mark Jackson was later selected) and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Jeff Sanders was later selected).

July 11, 1986

Signed Kevin Williams as a free agent.

July 23, 1986

Traded Al Wood to the Dallas Mavericks for Dale Ellis.

September 5, 1986

John Schweitz signed as a veteran free agent with the Golden State Warriors; received FROM_TRADE as compensation.

Released Dominic Pressley.

September 29, 1986

Traded Tim McCormick and Danny Vranes to the Philadelphia 76ers for Clemon Johnson and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Shawn Kemp was later selected).

September 30, 1986

Traded a 1987 2nd round draft pick (Fred Banks was later selected) and a 1991 2nd round draft pick (Doug Overton was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for John Long.

Claimed Maurice Lucas on waivers from the Los Angeles Lakers.

October 2, 1986

Traded John Long and a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Spencer Dunkley was later selected) to the Indiana Pacers for Russ Schoene and Terence Stansbury.

Purchased Ronnie Lester from the Los Angeles Lakers.

October 8, 1986

Received cash as compensation for the Los Angeles Lakers signing Frank Brickowski as a veteran free agent.

November 12, 1986

Traded Gerald Henderson and a 1987 1st round draft pick (Mark Jackson was later selected) to the New York Knicks for a 1987 1st round draft pick (Scottie Pippen was later selected) and a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Steve Henson was later selected).

March 2, 1987

Signed Eddie Johnson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 23, 1987

Signed Eddie Johnson to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 3, 1987

Signed Curtis Kitchen to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 22, 1987

Drafted Mike Giomi in the 7th round (147th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tom Gneiting in the 6th round (124th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Drafted Michael Tait in the 5th round (101st pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Drafted Todd Linder in the 4th round (78th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Drafted Tommy Amaker in the 3rd round (55th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Drafted Derrick McKey in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.

Traded Scottie Pippen and a 1989 1st round draft pick (Jeff Sanders was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Olden Polynice, a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Sylvester Gray was later selected) and a 1989 1st round draft pick (B.J. Armstrong was later selected).

Drafted Scottie Pippen in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1987 NBA Draft.