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1980-81 Utah Jazz Transactions

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Record: 28-54, Finished 5th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Tom Nissalke (28-54)

PTS/G: 101.2 (22nd of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 107.1 (12th of 23)
SRS: -5.99 (22nd of 23) ▪ Pace: 97.7 (23rd of 23)
Off Rtg: 103.4 (18th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.4 (20th of 23)
Expected W-L: 26-56 (21st of 23)

Arena: Salt Palace ▪ Attendance: 307,835 (19th of 23)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1980 to June 30, 1981.
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Click on the Player for career stats and accomplishments.


July 28, 1980

Signed Jeff Judkins as a veteran free agent.

Waived Carl Kilpatrick.

July 29, 1980

Signed Brett Vroman as a free agent.

August 12, 1980

Claimed Rickey Green on waivers from the Detroit Pistons.

September 11, 1980

Traded Bernard King to the Golden State Warriors for Wayne Cooper and a 1981 2nd round draft pick (Ken Green was later selected).

Traded a 1983 2nd round draft pick (Mark West was later selected) and a 1984 2nd round draft pick (Anthony Teachey was later selected) to the Dallas Mavericks for Billy McKinney.

October 8, 1980

Waived Brad Davis.

December 1, 1980

Waived Brett Vroman.

December 2, 1980

Signed Rickey Green as a free agent.

Signed Jeff Wilkins as a free agent.

December 9, 1980

Signed Dick Miller as a free agent.

December 19, 1980

Mack Calvin signed as a veteran free agent with the Cleveland Cavaliers; received FROM_TRADE as compensation.

December 22, 1980

Traded Billy McKinney to the Denver Nuggets for Carl Nicks.

December 29, 1980

Released Dick Miller.

January 3, 1981

Signed Mel Bennett as a free agent.

January 26, 1981

Waived Ron Boone.

June 9, 1981

Drafted Danny Schayes in the 1st round (13th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Howard Wood in the 2nd round (27th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted George Torres in the 4th round (73rd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mike Clark in the 5th round (97th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Kevin Sprewer in the 6th round (119th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Mike Robinson in the 7th round (143rd pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Bobby Cattage in the 8th round (165th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Ken Ollie in the 9th round (188th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.

Drafted Joe Merten in the 10th round (207th pick) of the 1981 NBA Draft.