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1955-56 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Philadelphia Warriors

Most Valuable Player: Bob Pettit (25.7/16.2/2.6)
Rookie of the Year: Maurice Stokes (16.8/16.3/4.9)

PPG Leader: Bob Pettit (25.7)
RPG Leader: Maurice Stokes (16.3)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (8.9)
WS Leader: Neil Johnston (13.9)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1955 to June 30, 1956.
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Date Type From To Transaction
September 30, 1955 Trade FTW ROC

The Fort Wayne Pistons traded Monk Meineke to the Rochester Royals for Odie Spears.

October 25, 1955 Signing SYR ROC

The Rochester Royals signed Connie Simmons as a free agent.

October 26, 1955 Sale ROC BOS

The Rochester Royals sold Arnie Risen to the Boston Celtics.

November 28, 1955 Sale MNL FTW

The Minneapolis Lakers sold Jim Holstein to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

December 3, 1955 Sale PHW STL

The Philadelphia Warriors sold Bob Schafer to the St. Louis Hawks.

December 16, 1955 Sale FTW MNL

The Fort Wayne Pistons sold Johnny Horan to the Minneapolis Lakers.

1956 Signing STL FTW

The Fort Wayne Pistons signed Alex Hannum as a free agent.

January, 1956 Waiver STL

The St. Louis Hawks released Chuck Cooper.

January, 1956 Signing STL FTW

The Fort Wayne Pistons signed Chuck Cooper as a free agent.

January 27, 1956 Resignation NYK

Joe Lapchick resigns as Head Coach for New York Knicks.

February 9, 1956 Hiring NYK

The New York Knicks hired Vince Boryla as Head Coach.

April 30, 1956 Trade BOS STL

The Boston Celtics traded Cliff Hagan and Ed Macauley to the St. Louis Hawks for Bill Russell.

April 30, 1956 Trade NYK FTW

The New York Knicks traded Gene Shue to the Fort Wayne Pistons for Ron Sobie.