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1953-54 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Minneapolis Lakers

Rookie of the Year: Ray Felix (17.6/13.3/1.1)

PPG Leader: Neil Johnston (24.4)
RPG Leader: Harry Gallatin (15.3)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (7.2)
WS Leader: Neil Johnston (18.3)

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Transactions listed are from July 1, 1953 to June 30, 1954.
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August 23, 1953

The Milwaukee Hawks sold Mel Hutchins to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

August 24, 1953

The Baltimore Bullets traded Jim Baechtold to the New York Knicks for Jim Luisi, Max Zaslofsky and Roy Belliveau.

August 27, 1953

The Baltimore Bullets traded Don Barksdale to the Boston Celtics for Herm Hedderick, Mo Mahoney, cash, Jim Doherty and Vernon Stokes.

September, 1953

The Rochester Royals released Red Holzman.

September 25, 1953

The Milwaukee Hawks signed Red Holzman as a free agent.

October 7, 1953

The Boston Celtics signed Ed Mikan as a free agent.

October 27, 1953

The Minneapolis Lakers sold Lew Hitch to the Milwaukee Hawks.

November 23, 1953

The Milwaukee Hawks traded Bob Lavoy to the Syracuse Nationals for Noble Jorgensen.

The Milwaukee Hawks signed Bob Peterson as a free agent.

November 25, 1953

The Baltimore Bullets traded Max Zaslofsky to the Milwaukee Hawks for Bob Houbregs.

November 29, 1953

The Milwaukee Hawks traded Jack Nichols to the Boston Celtics for Fred Eydt, J.C. Maze, John Azary, Paul Unruh and Tom Lillis.

December 29, 1953

The Fort Wayne Pistons sold Fred Schaus to the New York Knicks.

January, 1954

The Milwaukee Hawks signed Dick Surhoff as a free agent.

February 2, 1954

The Minneapolis Lakers sold Bob Harrison to the Milwaukee Hawks.

February 18, 1954

The Baltimore Bullets traded Leo Barnhorst to the Fort Wayne Pistons for cash.

May 28, 1954

The Boston Celtics sold Chuck Cooper to the Milwaukee Hawks.