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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)

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

Date Type From To Transaction
July 23, 1956 Signing MNL ROC

The Rochester Royals signed Lew Hitch as a free agent.

August 31, 1956 Claim FTW BOS

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

September 11, 1956 Signing MIL STL

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

October 3, 1956 Sale SYR FTW

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

October 23, 1956 Sale SYR FTW

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

October 24, 1956 Sale MNL SYR

The Minneapolis Lakers sold Al Bianchi to the Syracuse Nationals.

October 26, 1956 Trade NYK MNL

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 Signing PHW SYR

The Syracuse Nationals signed Larry Hennessy as a free agent.

November 15, 1956 Signing STL SYR

The Syracuse Nationals signed Bob Schafer as a free agent.

November 15, 1956 Claim FTW STL

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

November 29, 1956 Sale BOS SYR

The Boston Celtics sold Togo Palazzi to the Syracuse Nationals.

December 2, 1956 Sale STL SYR

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

December 12, 1956 Trade STL NYK

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

December 12, 1956 Waiver FTW

The Fort Wayne Pistons released Alex Hannum.

December 17, 1956 Signing FTW STL

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

January 4, 1957 Sale ROC PHW

The Rochester Royals sold Lew Hitch to the Philadelphia Warriors.

January 7, 1957 Firing STL

The St. Louis Hawks fired Red Holzman as Head Coach.

January 8, 1957 Appointment STL

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

January 21, 1957 Hiring STL

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

April 3, 1957 Trade NYK FTW

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

April 3, 1957 Trade NYK FTW

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

April 17, 1957 Trade MNL ROC

The Minneapolis Lakers traded Clyde Lovellette and Jim Paxson to the Rochester Royals for Bob Burrow, Ed Fleming, Hot Rod Hundley, Monk Meineke and Art Spoelstra.

May 14, 1957 Trade FTW MNL

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

June 19, 1957 Reassignment MNL

The Minneapolis Lakers reassigned Head Coach John Kundla.

June 19, 1957 Hiring MNL

The Minneapolis Lakers hired George Mikan as Head Coach.