From Utah Jazz (1976-08-05) New Orleans traded a 1977 1st rd pick (06-Kenny Carr), a 1978 1st rd pick (08-Freeman Williams), a 1979 1st rd pick (01-Magic Johnson), and a 1980 2nd rd pick (26-Sam Worthen) to LA Lakers for a 1977 2nd rd pick (44-Essie Hollis) and a 1978 1st rd pick (16-Jack Givens) as compensation for signing of free agent Gail Goodrich.
Los Angeles Lakers – Magic Johnson – 6’9 PG Michigan State
First Round Pick 2
Chicago Bulls – David Greenwood – 6’9 PF UCLA
First Round Pick 3
From Boston Celtics (1979-02-12) Boston traded a 1979 1st rd pick (03-Bill Cartwright), a 1979 1st rd pick (09-Larry Demic), a 1979 1st rd pick (21-Sylvester Williams), and a player to be named later (Tom Barker) to New York for Bob McAdoo.
New York Knicks – Bill Cartwright – 7’1 C San Francisco