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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
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The Rochester Royals signed Lew Hitch as a free agent.
The Boston Celtics claimed Andy Phillip on waivers from the Fort Wayne Pistons.
The Syracuse Nationals sold Billy Kenville to the Fort Wayne Pistons.
The Syracuse Nationals sold Red Rocha to the Fort Wayne Pistons.
The Minneapolis Lakers sold Al Bianchi to the Syracuse Nationals.
The New York Knicks traded Walter Dukes and Burdette Haldorson to the Minneapolis Lakers for Jerry Bird, Phil Jordon and Slater Martin.
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.
The Boston Celtics sold Togo Palazzi to the Syracuse Nationals.
The St. Louis Hawks sold Bob Harrison to the Syracuse Nationals.
The St. Louis Hawks traded Willie Naulls to the New York Knicks for Slater Martin.
The Fort Wayne Pistons released Alex Hannum.
The St. Louis Hawks signed Alex Hannum as a free agent.
The Rochester Royals sold Lew Hitch to the Philadelphia Warriors.
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).
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.
The Fort Wayne Pistons traded Corky Devlin to the Minneapolis Lakers for Ed Kalafat.
The St. Louis Hawks signed Irv Bemoras as a free agent.