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1988-89 Seattle SuperSonics Transactions

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Record: 47-35, Finished 3rd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bernie Bickerstaff (47-35)

PTS/G: 112.1 (7th of 25) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 109.2 (12th of 25)
SRS: 2.44 (9th of 25) ▪ Pace: 100.1 (13th of 25)
Off Rtg: 111.5 (5th of 25) ▪ Def Rtg: 108.6 (16th of 25)
Expected W-L: 48-34 (9th of 25)

Arena: Seattle Center Coliseum ▪ Attendance: 456,765 (19th of 25)

NBA 1989 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Semifinals (0-4) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (1-3) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1988 to June 30, 1989.
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July 5, 1988

Tom Chambers signed as an unrestricted free agent with the Phoenix Suns.

August 2, 1988

Signed Avery Johnson as a free agent.

September 19, 1988

Signed John Lucas as a free agent.

October 4, 1988

Signed Mike Champion as a free agent.

Traded a 1990 2nd round draft pick (Steve Henson was later selected) to the Milwaukee Bucks for Jerry Reynolds.

October 25, 1988

Waived Mike Champion.

October 31, 1988

Waived Danny Young.

Waived Corey Gaines.

February 13, 1989

Signed Greg Ballard to a 10-day contract.

February 26, 1989

Signed Mike Champion to a 10-day contract.

June 15, 1989

Lost Jerry Reynolds to the Orlando Magic in the NBA expansion draft.

June 26, 1989

Traded a 1989 1st round draft pick (B.J. Armstrong was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Brad Sellers.

June 27, 1989

Traded a 1990 1st round draft pick (Gary Payton was later selected) to the Golden State Warriors for a 1989 1st round draft pick (Dana Barros was later selected).

Drafted Dana Barros in the 1st round (16th pick) of the 1989 NBA Draft.

Drafted Shawn Kemp in the 1st round (17th pick) of the 1989 NBA Draft.

Traded TO_TRADE to the Chicago Bulls for a 1993 2nd round draft pick (Mike Peplowski was later selected). Seattle agreed not to select B.J. Armstrong with the 16th or 17th pick in the 1989 draft.