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1956-57 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Boston Celtics

Most Valuable Player: Bob Cousy (20.6/4.8/7.5)
Rookie of the Year: Tom Heinsohn (16.2/9.8/1.6)

PPG Leader: Paul Arizin (25.6)
RPG Leader: Bill Russell (19.6)
APG Leader: Bob Cousy (7.5)
WS Leader: Neil Johnston (13.7)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1956 to June 30, 1957.
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July 23, 1956

The Rochester Royals signed Lew Hitch as a free agent.

August 31, 1956

The Boston Celtics claimed Andy Phillip on waivers from the Fort Wayne Pistons.

September 11, 1956

The St. Louis Hawks signed Irv Bemoras as a free agent.

October 3, 1956

The Syracuse Nationals sold Billy Kenville to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

October 23, 1956

The Syracuse Nationals sold Red Rocha to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

October 24, 1956

The Minneapolis Lakers sold Al Bianchi to the Syracuse Nationals.

October 26, 1956

The New York Knicks traded Walter Dukes and Burdette Haldorson to the Minneapolis Lakers for Jerry Bird, Phil Jordon and Slater Martin.

November 15, 1956

The Syracuse Nationals signed Larry Hennessy as a free agent.

The Syracuse Nationals signed Bob Schafer as a free agent.

The St. Louis Hawks claimed Odie Spears on waivers from the Fort Wayne Pistons.

November 29, 1956

The Boston Celtics sold Togo Palazzi to the Syracuse Nationals.

December 2, 1956

The St. Louis Hawks sold Bob Harrison to the Syracuse Nationals.

December 12, 1956

The St. Louis Hawks traded Willie Naulls to the New York Knicks for Slater Martin.

The Fort Wayne Pistons released Alex Hannum.

December 17, 1956

The St. Louis Hawks signed Alex Hannum as a free agent.

January 4, 1957

The Rochester Royals sold Lew Hitch to the Philadelphia Warriors.

January 7, 1957

The Red Holzman as Head Coach.

January 8, 1957

The St. Louis Hawks appointed Slater Martin as Head Coach.

January 21, 1957

The St. Louis Hawks hired Alex Hannum as Head Coach.

April 3, 1957

The New York Knicks traded Dick Atha, Nathaniel Clifton and Harry Gallatin to the Fort Wayne Pistons for Mel Hutchins and Charlie Tyra.

The New York Knicks traded Dick McGuire to the Fort Wayne Pistons for a 1958 1st round draft pick (Mike Farmer was later selected).

May 14, 1957

The Fort Wayne Pistons traded Corky Devlin to the Minneapolis Lakers for Ed Kalafat.