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<p>A huge 3 team trade was made at the deadline.</p><p> </p><p>

The Warriors with the NBA's worst record and no 1st round draft pick in the upcoming NBA Draft decided it was time to go into a rebuilding mode.</p><p> </p><p>

They sent their All Star Center Elmore Smith to the Denver Nuggets for their 1982 1st round pick and Center George Johnson. In order for the trade to work salary cap wise, the Nuggets sent PF Darnell Hillman to the Pacers for PF Sidney Wicks.</p><p> </p><p>

The Nuggets made another huge trade by trading starting PG Johnny Moore and their 1983 1st round draft pick to the Milwaukee Bucks for disgruntled, but talented PG Andrew Toney.</p>

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I just wanted to throw in that I really am enjoying this forum, I loved it a month ago when it seemed there was a new post every five minutes, so the more active it is the greater I think it is. As I've mentioned before, don't know much about basketball, but love seeing what you guys are doing! Please keep up the great work especially in this diary!
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The injury bug hit the 76ers in the second half of their season. 3 of their 5 starters, including Moses Malone, got injured and are out for over a month. Their backup center also got injured for over a month as well.


Their lead in the division is cut to 3 games.


Also, the Kings are on an impressive 17 game losing streak.

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<p>NBA Post Season Awards 81-82:</p><p> </p><p>

MVP - Adrian Dantley (Nuggets) 4th time winning</p><p>

Rookie of the Year - Rolando Blackman (Rockets)</p><p>

6th Man - John Drew (Bullets)</p><p>

DPOY - Marvin Webster (Bulls)</p><p>

Most Improved: Rickey Green (Lakers)</p><p> </p><p>

All NBA 1st Team:</p><p> </p><p>

C- Robert Parish (Pacers) 3rd selection</p><p>

F- Bob McAdoo (Suns) 2nd selection</p><p>

F- Mickey Johnson (Pistons) 1st selection</p><p>

G- George Gervin (Knicks) 5th selection</p><p>

G- Adrian Dantley (Nuggets) 6th selection</p><p> </p><p>

All Rookie 1st Team:</p><p> </p><p>

C- Herb Williams (Bucks)</p><p>

F- Jeff Ruland (Nets)</p><p>

F- Buck Williams (SuperSonics)</p><p>

G- Rolando Blackman (Rockets)</p><p>

G- Mark Aguirre (Mavericks)</p>

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<p><span>http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd275/pearljamownzyou/82Finals.jpg</span></p><p> </p><p>

My prediction was correct. The 76ers got to full strength before the playoffs and basically breezed to their second straight NBA title. Their 4th in team history.</p><p> </p><p>

Moses Malone took home his second straight Finals MVP trophy.</p><p> </p><p>

It's worth noting that Larry Bird was out injured during the first round, hence Washington's early exit.</p>

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<p>There were 4 HOF players retiring at the end of the 81-82 season.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Rick Barry</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Rick was the 1st overall pick by the Cincinnati Royals in 1965. He is a 9 time All Star, 2 time NBA MVP, 4 time NBA champion, and 3 time Playoff MVP.</p><p> </p><p>

He is 2nd all time in NBA history in points scored, 6th all time in assists, and 4th all time in steals.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Mel Daniels</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Daniels was the 2nd overall pick by the Seattle SuperSonics in the 1967. He is a 3 time All Star, a 2 time Defensive Player of the Year, and won 1 NBA title.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Gail Goodrich</strong></p><p> </p><p>

Gail was the 2nd overall pick in 1965 draft by the Bullets. He was an 11 time All Star and won the All Star game MVP once.</p><p> </p><p>

He was 10th all time in points, 2nd all time in assists, and 6th all time in steals.</p><p> </p><p>

<strong>Billy Cunningham</strong></p><p> </p><p>

He was drafted with the 3rd pick in the 1965 draft by the Hawks. He was 6 time All Star and won the All Star game MVP once. He was also a 4 time NBA champ.</p>

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<p>1982 NBA Draft:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Boston Celtics - SF Dominique Wilkins</p><p>

2. San Antonio Spurs - PG Sleepy Floyd</p><p>

3. Kansas City Kings - Pick forfeited due to tampering (reality is that there was a bug that caused them to draft Sleepy Floyd as well so I had to make up an excuse)</p><p>

4. Los Angeles Lakers - SG Trent Tucker</p><p>

5. Boston Celtics - SG Paul Pressey</p><p>

6. Boston Celtics - PG Fat Lever</p><p>

7. Atlanta Hawks - PF Terry Cummings</p><p>

8. Phoenix Suns - SF James Worthy</p><p>

9. New York Knicks - PG Craig Hodges</p><p>

10. Utah Jazz - PG Ricky Pierce</p><p>

11. New Jersey Nets - PF LaSalle Thompson</p><p>

12. Seattle SuperSonics - SG Terry Teagle</p><p>

13. Milwaukee Bucks - SF Clark Kellogg</p><p>

14. Philadelphia 76ers - SF Rod Higgins</p><p>

15. San Diego Clippers - C Mark Eaton</p>

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<p>1982-83 NBA Predictions</p><p> </p><p>

Atlantic:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Bullets</p><p>

2. Celtics</p><p>

3. Nets</p><p>

4. 76ers</p><p>

5. Knicks</p><p> </p><p>

Central:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Cavaliers</p><p>

2. Hawks</p><p>

3. Bulls</p><p>

4. Pacers</p><p>

5. Bucks</p><p>

6. Pistons</p><p> </p><p>

Midwest:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Nuggets</p><p>

2. Kings</p><p>

3. Jazz</p><p>

4. Rockets</p><p>

5. Mavs</p><p>

6. Spurs</p><p> </p><p>

Pacific:</p><p> </p><p>

1. Clippers</p><p>

2. Trail Blazers</p><p>

3. Lakers</p><p>

4. Suns</p><p>

5. SuperSonics</p><p>

6. Warriors</p><p> </p><p>

All 1st Team:</p><p> </p><p>

C: Robert Parish (Pacers)</p><p>

PF: Alvan Adams (Blazers)</p><p>

SF: George Gervin (Knicks)</p><p>

SG: Julius Erving (Cavaliers)</p><p>

PG: Magic Johnson (Clippers)</p><p> </p><p> </p><p>

All Rookie Team:</p><p> </p><p>

C: Mark Eaton (Clippers)</p><p>

PF: Terry Cummings (Hawks)</p><p>

SF: Dominique Wilkins (Celtics)</p><p>

SG: Trent Tucker (Lakers)</p><p>

PG: Sleepy Floyd (Spurs)</p>

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1983 NBA All Star Game: Won by the West 170-147. Calvin Natt was the MVP. Adrian Dantley was the leading vote getter in the West and Moses Malone led for the East.


West Starters:


C: Mike Gminski (Rockets) 1st selection

PF: Alvan Adams (Blazers) 3rd selection

SF: Bernard King (Mavs) 2nd selection

SG: Rolando Blackman (Rockets) 2nd selection

PG: Adrian Dantley (Nuggets) 7th selection




C: Joe Barry Carroll (Mavs) 1st selection

PF: Bob McAdoo (Suns) 8th selection

SF: Kiki Vandeweghe (Kings) 1st selection

SF: Buck Wlliams (Sonics) 1st selection

SG: Calvin Natt (Kings) 3rd selection

PG: David Thompson (Sonics) 7th selection

PG: Magic Johnson (Clippers) 3rd selection


(Magic, Thompson, and Kiki were the only ones to play for the West that year IRL. Buck made it on the East that year.)


East Starters:


C: Robert Parish (Pacers) 5th selection

PF: Moses Malone (Sixers) 5th selection

SF: Larry Bird (Bullets) 3rd selection

SG: Julius Erving (Cavs) 9th selection

PG: Reggie Theus (Bullets) 3rd selection




C: James Edwards (Bullets) 3rd selection

PF: Mickey Johnson (Pistons) 8th selection

PF: Leon Douglas (Bucks) 1st selection

SF: Marques Johnson (Bulls) 3rd selection

SG: Billy Knight (Celtics) 7th selection

SG: Walter Davis (Nets) 4th selection

PG: Phil Ford (Bulls) 2nd selection


(A lot of faces made it. Bird, Erving, Malone, Johnson, Theus, and Parish made it for the East IRL. )

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Post All Star game/pre trade deadline standings.


Suns are chronic underachievers.


The Bucks are finally realizing their potential.


The Cavs had injuries to two of their key starters, hence why their record is not as good as it normally is.

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<p>In some trades...</p><p> </p><p>

The Suns trade to Washington:</p><p> </p><p>

PF - Bob McAdoo</p><p>

PG - Gerald Henderson</p><p>

C - Darren Tillis</p><p> </p><p>

The Bullets trade to Phoenix:</p><p> </p><p>

1983 1st round pick</p><p>

PF - Larry Kennon</p><p>

PG - Ricky Sobers</p><p>

C - Jim Johnstone</p><p> </p><p>

Suns are abysmal and McAdoo's career is winding down, the Suns wanted to trade him to a contender. The PG swap was more of a salary cap measure as the Bullets needed to rid themselves of a money contract to get McAdoo, both Henderson and Sobers have the same solid blue rating with about equal stats, Henderson is younger, though.</p><p> </p><p>

The Bulls trade to the Suns:</p><p> </p><p>

PG - Jim Price</p><p>

SF - Derek Smith</p><p> </p><p>

The Suns trade to the Bulls:</p><p> </p><p>

SF - Spencer Haywood</p><p> </p><p>

The Suns trade to the Pacers:</p><p> </p><p>

PG - Eddie Jordan</p><p> </p><p>

The Pacers trade to the Suns:</p><p> </p><p>

SG - Fly Williams</p><p> </p><p>

Much like McAdoo, Suns wanted to trade Haywood to a contender. The Bulls don't give up much. Price isn't doing much anymore, relegated to the end of the bench. Smith is a raw, but talented rookie with decent potential.</p><p> </p><p>

Suns were loaded at PG and lacking at SG. The Pacers were opposite, so the trade made sense.</p>

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<p>Time for the 1982-83 NBA Regular Season Awards:</p><p> </p><p>

MVP:</p><p> </p><p>

For the 5th time and 3rd year in a row, Denver's Adrian Dantley took home the award.</p><p> </p><p>

Rookie of the Year:</p><p> </p><p>

While Terry Cummings won it in real life, Sleepy Floyd of the Spurs won the award. Dominique Wilkins probably would have won if it wasn't for his injury near midseason which cost him about 2 months.</p><p> </p><p>

Most Improved Player:</p><p> </p><p>

Weirdly enough, the Clippers Magic Johnson won the award. The only thing he improved much in statistically was 5 more points a game.</p><p> </p><p>

Defensive Player of the Year:</p><p> </p><p>

For the second straight year, Chicago's Marvin Webster won the award. Sidney Moncrief won that year IRL.</p><p> </p><p>

Sixth Man of the Year:</p><p> </p><p>

Magic's backup in San Diego, Rory Sparrow, won the award. His rating is good enough he could be the starter on a lot of NBA teams. Bobby Jones won the award IRL.</p><p> </p><p>

All NBA 1st Team:</p><p> </p><p>

C - Robert Parish (Pacers)</p><p>

PF - Moses Malone (76ers)</p><p>

SF - Kiki Vandeweghe (Kings)</p><p>

SG: Adrian Dantley (Nuggets)</p><p>

PG: Magic Johnson (Clippers)</p><p> </p><p>

The game only predicted Parish and Johnson correct. While IRL, only Malone and Johnson were on the 1st team.</p><p> </p><p>

All NBA Rookie 1st Team:</p><p> </p><p>

C - LaSalle Thompson (Nets)</p><p>

F - James Worthy (Suns)</p><p>

F - Dominique Wilkins (Celtics)</p><p>

SG - Trent Tucker (Lakers)</p><p>

PG - Sleepy Floyd (Spurs)</p><p> </p><p>

The game got Wilkins, Tucker, and Floyd correct. IRL, only Worthy and Wilkins were on it.</p>

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<p>Just finished watching the PBP of game 7 of the Western Conference Semis between the Clippers and the Mavs.</p><p> </p><p>

TREMENDOUS game.</p><p> </p><p>

Clippers lost Magic to an injury early. The teams were trading leads for most of the game until late in the 3rd when the Clippers opened up an 11 point lead. Then the Mavs came back in the 4th to grab a one point lead. Leads were changed again, then under a minute left, the Mavs blew chances to take the lead. Bernard King missed a late free throw, then missed a chance to win the game in regulation.</p><p> </p><p>

In overtime, more of the same. Trading leads, then the Mavs missed two shots at the end of OT to send it to Double OT.</p><p> </p><p>

Then in double overtime, Kevin McHale fouled out early in the period, which took out their front power as both McHale and Joe Barry Carroll were out of the game.</p><p> </p><p>

The Clippers went on to win the game, and the series, 147-143.</p><p> </p><p>

They will play the upset minded Rockets who already knocked off the #1 seed and team with the best record in the NBA, the Portland Trail Blazers.</p>

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<p><span>http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd275/pearljamownzyou/83Finals.jpg</span></p><p> </p><p>

Congratulations to the Chicago Bulls. They won their first ever NBA Championship. Tough loss for the Rockets. They were up 3-1. Lost the next two games in close fashion, then didn't show up in game 7 as they were embarrassed as they lost by 43 points.</p><p> </p><p>

The West hasn't won a NBA title since the Sonics did it in '76.</p>

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<p>The Warriors used the first pick of the NBA Draft on Clyde Drexler.</p><p> </p><p>

With the second pick, the Suns traded the pick to the Warriors for the 23th pick (which was obtained from Cleveland), John Long, and the Warriors 1st round pick in 1985.</p><p> </p><p>

With the second pick, The Warriors select Ralph Sampson.</p>

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