View single post by tamalie
 Posted: Sat Sep 21st, 2019 09:57 pm
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Walt Frazier got traded by the Knicks to the Cavs ahead of the 1977-78 season. The Knicks had slumped badly in the mid 1970s after winning titles in 1969-70 and 1972-73 with a runner up spot in 1971-72. Frazier was still very good, but had started a slow and steady descent. He took a lot of the heat for the team's performance that rightly should have been aimed at Bob McAdoo and Spencer Haywood. The trade was psychologically devastating to Frazier who loved New York and hit such heights for the Knicks. The Cavs' were coming off of two straight playoff appearances and hoped Frazier could elevate the team, but his heart and mind weren't in it. He had some injury problems and played a combined 66 games over the three seasons he was in Cleveland.