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1953-54 Syracuse Nationals Transactions

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Record: 42-30, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Cervi (42-30)

PTS/G: 83.5 (2nd of 9) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 78.6 (5th of 9)
SRS: 4.26 (1st of 9) ▪ Pace: 93.5 (1st of 9)
Off Rtg: 88.2 (4th of 9) ▪ Def Rtg: 83.0 (1st of 9)
Expected W-L: 50-22 (1st of 9)

Arena: Onondaga War Memorial ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1954 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Finals (3-4) versus Minneapolis Lakers  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Finals (0-2) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Advanced from Eastern Division Round Robin

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1953 to June 30, 1954.
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November 23, 1953

Traded Noble Jorgensen to the Milwaukee Hawks for Bob Lavoy.

April 24, 1954

Drafted Norman Pott in the 6th round (51st pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Gus Levett in the 7th round (60th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mel Besdin in the 8th round (69th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Fletcher Johnson in the 9th round (77th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jack Davidson in the 10th round (86th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Red Kerr in the 1st round (6th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dick Farley in the 2nd round (15th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Tucker in the 3rd round (24th pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Don McLane in the 4th round (33rd pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.

Drafted Paul Pottenburgh in the 5th round (42nd pick) of the 1954 NBA Draft.