June 26, 1996: Selected Samaki Walker (1st round, 9th pick), Shawn Harvey (2nd round, 34th pick) and Darnell Robinson (2nd round, 58th pick) in the 1996 NBA Draft.
June 29, 1996: Traded Cherokee Parks to the Minnesota Timberwolves. Minnesota removed the 2nd overall draft pick through 6th overall draft pick protection on the 1st round draft pick obtained for Sean Rooks on November 1, 1994; the draft pick was changed to either 1997 (unless it was the 1st draft pick overall) or 1998.
July 23, 1996: Traded Popeye Jones and a 1997 1st round draft pick (John Thomas was later selected) to the Toronto Raptors for Jimmy King, a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Ansu Sesay was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Gordan Giricek was later selected). Toronto had the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Dallas in 1997 (a draft pick owned by Dallas that was originally owned by Minnesota) but did not do so.