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1996-97 NBA Transactions

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League Champion: Chicago Bulls

Most Valuable Player: Karl Malone (27.4/9.9/4.5)
Rookie of the Year: Allen Iverson (23.5/4.1/7.5)

PPG Leader: Michael Jordan (29.6)
RPG Leader: Dennis Rodman (16.1)
APG Leader: Mark Jackson (11.4)
WS Leader: Michael Jordan (18.3)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 1, 1996

The San Antonio Spurs released Dell Demps.

July 2, 1996

The Toronto Raptors waived Vincenzo Esposito.

July 11, 1996

The Charlotte Hornets released Michael Adams.

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Marques Bragg.

The Philadelphia 76ers released Richard Dumas.

The Philadelphia 76ers released Trevor Ruffin.

The Philadelphia 76ers released Greg Sutton.

Doc Rivers retired from the San Antonio Spurs

The Charlotte Hornets traded Kobe Bryant to the Los Angeles Lakers for Vlade Divac.

The Milwaukee Bucks traded a 1998 1st round draft pick (Rasho Nesterovic was later selected) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Andrew Lang. This was the same 1st round draft pick that Minnesota had previously traded to Milwaukee on June 26, 1996.

The Philadelphia 76ers released Vernon Maxwell.

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Mark Davis.

The Charlotte Hornets released Robert Parish.

The Los Angeles Clippers waived Keith Tower.

The Philadelphia 76ers released LaSalle Thompson.

The Philadelphia 76ers released Jeff Grayer.

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Eric Riley.

July 12, 1996

The Chicago Bulls released Travis Knight.

July 14, 1996

The New York Knicks released Ron Grandison.

The New York Knicks signed Chris Childs as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Allan Houston as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets traded Larry Johnson to the New York Knicks for Brad Lohaus and Anthony Mason.

The New York Knicks released Derek Harper.

The New York Knicks released Gary Grant.

The New York Knicks released J.R. Reid.

July 15, 1996

The Washington Bullets released Bob Thornton.

The Detroit Pistons signed Michael Curry as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks traded Stacey Augmon and Grant Long to the Detroit Pistons for a 1997 2nd round draft pick (Alain Digbeau was later selected), a 1999 1st round draft pick (Cal Bowdler was later selected), a 1999 1st round draft pick (Dion Glover was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Lari Ketner was later selected).

The Portland Trail Blazers traded Harvey Grant and Rod Strickland to the Washington Bullets for Mitchell Butler and Rasheed Wallace.

The Washington Bullets signed Tracy Murray as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Dikembe Mutombo as a free agent.

The Detroit Pistons released Mark West.

The Philadelphia 76ers released Ed Pinckney.

The Detroit Pistons released Lou Roe.

July 16, 1996

The New Jersey Nets released Vern Fleming.

The New Jersey Nets released Tim Perry.

The New Jersey Nets traded Greg Graham to the Seattle SuperSonics for Vincent Askew.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Chris Gatling as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers traded George Lynch, Anthony Peeler, a 1998 2nd round draft pick (J.R. Henderson was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Antwain Smith was later selected) to the Vancouver Grizzlies for a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Ruben Patterson was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (John Celestand was later selected).

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Don MacLean as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Brent Price as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Sean Rooks as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics released Ervin Johnson.

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Gerald Wilkins.

The Seattle SuperSonics released Frank Brickowski.

The New Jersey Nets released Rick Mahorn.

The New Jersey Nets released Armen Gilliam.

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Ashraf Amaya.

The Houston Rockets released Kenny Smith.

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Eric Murdock.

The Houston Rockets released Earl Cureton.

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Cuonzo Martin.

The Vancouver Grizzlies released Anthony Avent.

July 17, 1996

The Denver Nuggets released Rastko Cvetkovic.

The Denver Nuggets released Greg Grant.

The Miami Heat released Jeff Malone.

The Denver Nuggets released Matt Fish.

The Denver Nuggets signed Ervin Johnson as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks released Lucious Harris.

The Dallas Mavericks released Lorenzo Williams.

The Los Angeles Lakers released Derek Strong.

The Miami Heat released Walt Williams.

The Miami Heat released Tyrone Corbin.

The Miami Heat released Stacey King.

The Dallas Mavericks released David Wood.

The Los Angeles Lakers released Fred Roberts.

The Miami Heat released Rex Chapman.

The Dallas Mavericks released Scott Brooks.

The Miami Heat released Danny Schayes.

The Miami Heat released Tony Smith.

The Los Angeles Lakers released Sedale Threatt.

July 18, 1996

The Miami Heat signed P.J. Brown as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Shaquille O'Neal as a free agent.

July 19, 1996

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Chris Carr as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Darrick Martin.

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Spud Webb.

July 21, 1996

The Golden State Warriors released Robert Churchwell.

The Golden State Warriors released Geert Hammink.

The Golden State Warriors signed Mark Price as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors released Jerome Kersey.

The Golden State Warriors released Jon Barry.

The Golden State Warriors released Kevin Willis.

July 22, 1996

The Denver Nuggets released Dikembe Mutombo.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Lee Mayberry as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Jim McIlvaine as a free agent.

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Byron Scott.

July 23, 1996

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Kenny Anderson as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Craig Ehlo as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Lucious Harris as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks traded Popeye Jones and a 1997 1st round draft pick (John Thomas was later selected) to the Toronto Raptors for Jimmy King, a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Ansu Sesay was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Gordan Giricek was later selected). Toronto had the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Dallas in 1997 (a draft pick owned by Dallas that was originally owned by Minnesota) but did not do so.

The Minnesota Timberwolves traded Isaiah Rider to the Portland Trail Blazers for Bill Curley, James Robinson and a 1997 1st round draft pick (Paul Grant was later selected).

The Portland Trail Blazers released Buck Williams.

The Portland Trail Blazers released Rumeal Robinson.

The Toronto Raptors released Oliver Miller.

The Portland Trail Blazers released Elmore Spencer.

July 24, 1996

The Toronto Raptors released Alvin Robertson.

The Toronto Raptors released Dwayne Whitfield.

The New York Knicks traded Hubert Davis to the Toronto Raptors for a 1997 1st round draft pick (John Thomas was later selected).

July 25, 1996

The Minnesota Timberwolves released Jerome Allen.

July 26, 1996

The Dallas Mavericks signed Derek Harper as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Buck Williams as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Lorenzo Williams as a free agent.

July 30, 1996

The Boston Celtics released Todd Mundt.

The Boston Celtics waived Doug Smith.

July 31, 1996

The New Jersey Nets released Robert Werdann.

The New Jersey Nets signed Robert Pack as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic signed Gerald Wilkins as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Travis Knight as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers released Derrick Alston.

The Cleveland Cavaliers waived John Amaechi.

August 1, 1996

The Boston Celtics signed Frank Brickowski as a free agent.

August 5, 1996

The Detroit Pistons signed Rick Mahorn as a free agent.

August 6, 1996

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Armen Gilliam as a free agent.

August 7, 1996

The New Jersey Nets signed David Benoit as a free agent.

August 8, 1996

The Cleveland Cavaliers released Harold Miner.

The Cleveland Cavaliers released Dan Majerle.

August 9, 1996

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Rumeal Robinson as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic traded Kenny Gattison, Brooks Thompson and a 1999 1st round draft pick (Andrei Kirilenko was later selected) to the Utah Jazz for Felton Spencer.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Mark West as a free agent.

August 12, 1996

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Jerome Kersey as a free agent.

August 13, 1996

The Atlanta Hawks signed Jon Barry as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Gary Grant as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers released John Crotty.

August 15, 1996

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Trevor Wilson as a free agent.

August 17, 1996

The Indiana Pacers signed Jerome Allen as a free agent.

August 19, 1996

The Houston Rockets traded Chucky Brown, Mark Bryant, Sam Cassell and Robert Horry to the Phoenix Suns for Charles Barkley and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Tyrone Washington was later selected).

The Houston Rockets signed Kevin Willis as a free agent.

August 22, 1996

The Cleveland Cavaliers released Darryl Johnson.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Michael Cage as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Dan Majerle as a free agent.

August 26, 1996

The Orlando Magic signed Derek Strong as a free agent.

August 29, 1996

The San Antonio Spurs signed Vernon Maxwell as a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors signed Walt Williams as a free agent.

August 30, 1996

The Detroit Pistons signed Litterial Green as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Reggie Jordan as a free agent.

September 3, 1996

The Orlando Magic signed LeRon Ellis as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Joe Wolf as a free agent.

September 4, 1996

The New York Knicks signed Herb Williams as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Ashraf Amaya as a free agent.

September 6, 1996

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Stojko Vrankovic as a free agent.

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Shawnelle Scott as a free agent.

September 10, 1996

The Boston Celtics signed Nate Driggers as a free agent.

The New Jersey Nets signed Tony Massenburg as a free agent.

September 11, 1996

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Juaquin Hawkins as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Mark Davis as a free agent.

September 12, 1996

The Atlanta Hawks signed Willie Burton as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Tyrone Corbin as a free agent.

September 17, 1996

The Detroit Pistons signed Kenny Smith as a free agent.

September 18, 1996

The Utah Jazz released Kenny Gattison.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Shane Heal as a free agent.

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Dean Garrett as a free agent.

September 19, 1996

The Denver Nuggets signed Ed Stokes as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Darrick Martin as a free agent.

September 20, 1996

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Aleksandar Djordjevic as a free agent.

September 23, 1996

The Cleveland Cavaliers signed Carl Thomas as a free agent.

September 24, 1996

The New Jersey Nets signed Adrian Caldwell as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Dwayne Schintzius as a free agent.

September 25, 1996

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Marty Conlon and a 1999 1st round draft pick (James Posey was later selected) to the Phoenix Suns for Elliot Perry.

The Chicago Bulls signed Robert Parish as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Ed Pinckney as a free agent.

September 27, 1996

The Indiana Pacers signed Brent Scott as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Matt Bullard as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Eldridge Recasner as a free agent.

September 30, 1996

The Golden State Warriors signed Ray Owes as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Greg Dreiling as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Larry Stewart as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors signed Henry James as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors signed Lou Roe as a free agent.

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Byron Scott as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Anthony Miller.

October 1, 1996

The Denver Nuggets signed Darvin Ham as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Michael Hawkins as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Matt Maloney as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets signed Eric Murdock as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets signed Joe Stephens as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Erick Strickland as a free agent.

October 2, 1996

The Phoenix Suns signed Evric Gray as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed James Scott as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Ivano Newbill as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Isaac Austin as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Chris Jent as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Derrick Alston as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Melvin Booker as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Matt Fish as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Jaren Jackson as a free agent.

The New York Knicks signed Eric Leckner as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets signed Ben Wallace as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz signed Ruben Nembhard as a free agent.

October 3, 1996

The San Antonio Spurs signed Dexter Boney as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Mark Strickland as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Elmer Bennett as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Dell Demps as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Darrin Hancock as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets signed Rich King as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Stacey King as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Bob McCann as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Doug Overton as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Keith Tower as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks signed David Wood as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Gaylon Nickerson as a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors signed Donald Whiteside as a free agent.

The Miami Heat signed Tony Farmer as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls signed Corey Beck as a free agent.

October 4, 1996

The Utah Jazz signed Stephen Howard as a free agent.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Dominique Wilkins as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Fred Roberts as a free agent.

October 8, 1996

The Boston Celtics signed Brett Szabo as a free agent.

October 9, 1996

The New Jersey Nets signed Xavier McDaniel as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Derrick Alston.

October 10, 1996

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Kevin Duckworth as a free agent.

October 11, 1996

The Toronto Raptors signed Benoit Benjamin as a free agent.

The Phoenix Suns signed Rex Chapman as a free agent.

October 14, 1996

The New York Knicks signed Scott Brooks as a free agent.

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Stacey King.

October 15, 1996

The Toronto Raptors waived Michael McDonald.

October 16, 1996

The Denver Nuggets signed LaSalle Thompson as a free agent.

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Jason Sasser.

October 17, 1996

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Mark Bradtke as a free agent.

The Dallas Mavericks signed Oliver Miller as a free agent.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Michael Hawkins.

October 19, 1996

The Orlando Magic signed Danny Schayes as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Tony Smith as a free agent.

October 22, 1996

The Phoenix Suns waived Evric Gray.

October 23, 1996

The Chicago Bulls signed Thomas Hamilton as a free agent.

October 24, 1996

The Washington Bullets waived Bob McCann.

The Chicago Bulls waived Corey Beck.

October 26, 1996

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Anthony Miller as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Elmore Spencer as a free agent.

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Drew Barry.

October 27, 1996

The Golden State Warriors waived Henry James.

The Philadelphia 76ers waived Jamie Feick.

October 28, 1996

The Atlanta Hawks waived Willie Burton.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Melvin Booker.

October 29, 1996

The Phoenix Suns waived Marty Conlon.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Elmer Bennett.

The Utah Jazz waived Stephen Howard.

The Utah Jazz waived Ruben Nembhard.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Dexter Boney.

The Phoenix Suns waived Mario Bennett.

The Phoenix Suns waived John Coker.

The Dallas Mavericks waived Terry Davis.

October 30, 1996

The San Antonio Spurs signed Tim Kempton as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings waived Gaylon Nickerson.

The Houston Rockets waived Joe Stephens.

The Denver Nuggets waived Ed Stokes.

October 31, 1996

The Orlando Magic released LeRon Ellis.

The Denver Nuggets waived Nate Driggers.

The Sacramento Kings signed Kevin Salvadori as a free agent.

The Charlotte Hornets waived Brad Lohaus.

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Tim Breaux.

November 2, 1996

The Boston Celtics signed Marty Conlon as a free agent.

The Golden State Warriors traded Clifford Rozier, Rony Seikaly and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Laron Profit was later selected) to the Orlando Magic for Jon Koncak, Donald Royal and Felton Spencer.

November 4, 1996

The Indiana Pacers traded Reggie Williams to the New Jersey Nets for Vincent Askew.

November 8, 1996

The Boston Celtics signed Nate Driggers as a free agent.

November 12, 1996

The Toronto Raptors waived Benoit Benjamin.

November 13, 1996

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Elmore Spencer.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Derrick Alston as a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors signed Brad Lohaus as a free agent.

November 14, 1996

The Atlanta Hawks signed Willie Burton as a free agent.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Anthony Miller as a free agent.

November 15, 1996

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Antonio Harvey as a free agent.

The Utah Jazz waived Brooks Thompson.

November 16, 1996

The Sacramento Kings signed Lloyd Daniels as a free agent.

November 18, 1996

The Atlanta Hawks waived Anthony Miller.

November 20, 1996

The Denver Nuggets waived Rich King.

November 21, 1996

The Denver Nuggets signed Brooks Thompson as a free agent.

November 22, 1996

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Moochie Norris.

November 23, 1996

The Detroit Pistons waived Kenny Smith.

November 25, 1996

The Boston Celtics waived Nate Driggers.

November 26, 1996

The Atlanta Hawks waived Derrick Alston.

The Orlando Magic signed Dell Demps as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets waived Eric Murdock.

November 27, 1996

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Keith Tower.

The Houston Rockets signed Elmer Bennett to a 10-day contract.

November 29, 1996

The Toronto Raptors signed John Long as a free agent.

December 2, 1996

The Toronto Raptors signed Earl Cureton as a free agent.

The Toronto Raptors waived Brad Lohaus.

December 4, 1996

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Darrin Hancock and a 1997 2nd round draft pick to the Phoenix Suns for Chucky Brown. The 2nd round draft pick traded to Phoenix was conditional and was not exercised.

December 10, 1996

The New Jersey Nets signed Evric Gray as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings waived Lloyd Daniels.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Tim Kempton.

The San Antonio Spurs hired Gregg Popovich as Head Coach.

December 11, 1996

The Orlando Magic waived Dell Demps.

The Phoenix Suns waived Darrin Hancock.

December 12, 1996

The Denver Nuggets signed Melvin Booker as a free agent.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Moochie Norris as a free agent.

The Denver Nuggets waived Jeff McInnis.

December 18, 1996

The San Antonio Spurs signed Stephen Howard as a free agent.

The Orlando Magic signed Kenny Smith as a free agent.

The Chicago Bulls waived Thomas Hamilton.

December 20, 1996

The Atlanta Hawks signed Henry James as a free agent.

December 21, 1996

The New Jersey Nets signed Lloyd Daniels as a free agent.

The Sacramento Kings signed Devin Gray as a free agent.

The Houston Rockets waived Elmer Bennett.

December 22, 1996

The Denver Nuggets signed Aaron Williams as a free agent.

December 23, 1996

The New Jersey Nets waived Evric Gray.

December 26, 1996

The Dallas Mavericks traded Tony Dumas, Jason Kidd and Loren Meyer to the Phoenix Suns for Sam Cassell, Michael Finley, A.C. Green and a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Greg Buckner was later selected).

The San Antonio Spurs signed Gaylon Nickerson as a free agent.

December 27, 1996

The Portland Trail Blazers waived Aleksandar Djordjevic.

The New Jersey Nets waived Adrian Caldwell.

December 28, 1996

The Denver Nuggets waived Melvin Booker.

December 30, 1996

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Moochie Norris.

January 2, 1997

The Atlanta Hawks signed Darrin Hancock as a free agent.

The Washington Bullets waived Matt Fish.

January 5, 1997

The Seattle SuperSonics waived Antonio Harvey.

January 6, 1997

The New York Knicks waived Chris Jent.

The Miami Heat waived James Scott.

The Miami Heat signed John Crotty to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Jamie Feick to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Utah Jazz signed Ruben Nembhard to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jason Sasser to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Sacramento Kings waived Devin Gray.

The New Jersey Nets waived Lloyd Daniels.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Stephen Howard.

The Orlando Magic waived Kenny Smith.

The New York Knicks waived Eric Leckner.

The Denver Nuggets waived Aaron Williams.

The San Antonio Spurs waived Gaylon Nickerson.

The Vancouver Grizzlies waived Rich Manning.

The Toronto Raptors waived Donald Whiteside.

January 7, 1997

The Denver Nuggets signed Elmer Bennett to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Boston Celtics waived Brett Szabo.

The Miami Heat waived Mark Strickland.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Darrin Hancock.

The Dallas Mavericks waived Erick Strickland.

The Atlanta Hawks waived Willie Burton.

January 8, 1997

The Miami Heat signed Willie Anderson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Devin Gray to a 10-day contract.

January 9, 1997

The New Jersey Nets signed Lloyd Daniels to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 10, 1997

The Boston Celtics signed Brett Szabo to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Cedric Ceballos and Rumeal Robinson to the Phoenix Suns for Robert Horry and Joe Kleine.

January 12, 1997

The Miami Heat signed Mark Strickland to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Miami Heat waived Tony Farmer.

The Toronto Raptors signed Jimmy Oliver to a 10-day contract.

January 13, 1997

The Seattle SuperSonics signed Terry Cummings as a free agent.

January 15, 1997

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Adrian Caldwell to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Utah Jazz signed Stephen Howard to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 18, 1997

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Joe Courtney to a 10-day contract.

January 20, 1997

The Sacramento Kings signed Jeff Grayer to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 23, 1997

The Denver Nuggets waived Elmer Bennett.

The Toronto Raptors signed Clifford Rozier to a 10-day contract.

January 24, 1997

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Ennis Whatley to a 10-day contract.

The Detroit Pistons traded Stacey Augmon to the Portland Trail Blazers for Randolph Childress, Reggie Jordan and Aaron McKie.

The Denver Nuggets signed Kenny Smith to a 10-day contract.

January 25, 1997

The Miami Heat signed John Crotty to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Toronto Raptors signed Reggie Slater to a 10-day contract.

January 28, 1997

The Miami Heat signed Willie Anderson to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Eric Leckner to a 10-day contract.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Darrin Hancock to a 10-day contract.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jamie Feick to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 29, 1997

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Aaron Williams to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 30, 1997

The Boston Celtics signed Brett Szabo to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Charlotte Hornets signed Tom Chambers to a contract for the rest of the season.

The New Jersey Nets signed Jack Haley to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Ruben Nembhard to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 31, 1997

The Phoenix Suns signed Dexter Boney to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 1, 1997

The Miami Heat signed Mark Strickland to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Toronto Raptors signed Clifford Rozier to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 3, 1997

The Toronto Raptors signed Reggie Slater to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Utah Jazz signed Stephen Howard to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Denver Nuggets signed Kenny Smith to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 4, 1997

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Adrian Caldwell to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 7, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks waived Oliver Miller.

February 8, 1997

The Boston Celtics signed Michael Hawkins to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 9, 1997

The Sacramento Kings signed Jeff Grayer to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 10, 1997

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Eric Leckner to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 12, 1997

The Houston Rockets signed Joe Stephens to a 10-day contract.

February 13, 1997

Earl Cureton retired from the Toronto Raptors

The Toronto Raptors signed Oliver Miller to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 14, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks waived Fred Roberts.

The Dallas Mavericks traded Jamal Mashburn to the Miami Heat for Sasha Danilovic, Martin Muursepp and Kurt Thomas.

The Phoenix Suns waived Rumeal Robinson.

February 17, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks signed Erick Strickland to a 10-day contract.

The Dallas Mavericks traded Sam Cassell, Chris Gatling, Jim Jackson, George McCloud and Eric Montross to the New Jersey Nets for Shawn Bradley, Ed O'Bannon, Robert Pack and Khalid Reeves.

February 18, 1997

The Detroit Pistons waived Reggie Jordan.

The Orlando Magic fired Brian Hill as Head Coach.

The Orlando Magic appointed Richie Adubato as Head Coach.

February 20, 1997

The Phoenix Suns waived Dexter Boney.

The New Jersey Nets signed Jack Haley to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Denver Nuggets traded Mark Jackson and LaSalle Thompson to the Indiana Pacers for Vincent Askew, Eddie Johnson, a 1997 2nd round draft pick (Jason Lawson was later selected) and a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Tremaine Fowlkes was later selected).

The Los Angeles Lakers traded Joe Kleine, a 1997 1st round draft pick (Anthony Parker was later selected) and a future 2nd round draft pick to the New Jersey Nets for George McCloud. The future 2nd round draft pick traded to New Jersey was conditional and was not exercised.

The Charlotte Hornets traded Scott Burrell to the Golden State Warriors for Donald Royal.

The San Antonio Spurs signed Jamie Feick to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Charlotte Hornets traded Anthony Goldwire and George Zidek to the Denver Nuggets for Ricky Pierce.

The Denver Nuggets traded Darvin Ham to the Indiana Pacers for Jerome Allen.

The Washington Bullets signed Gaylon Nickerson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Milwaukee Bucks traded Shawn Respert to the Toronto Raptors for Acie Earl.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Aaron Williams to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 21, 1997

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Cuonzo Martin to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Phoenix Suns signed Horacio Llamas Grey to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 24, 1997

The Los Angeles Lakers signed Larry Krystkowiak to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Miami Heat signed Matt Fish to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Rumeal Robinson to a 10-day contract.

February 25, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks signed Erick Strickland to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 27, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks signed Jason Sasser to a 10-day contract.

The Denver Nuggets waived Eddie Johnson.

March 1, 1997

The Houston Rockets waived Tracy Moore.

The Houston Rockets signed Sedale Threatt to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 2, 1997

The San Antonio Spurs signed Joe Courtney to a 10-day contract.

The Vancouver Grizzlies signed Eric Leckner to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 3, 1997

The Houston Rockets signed Eddie Johnson to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 4, 1997

The Atlanta Hawks waived Donnie Boyce.

March 5, 1997

The Atlanta Hawks signed Darrin Hancock to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Utah Jazz waived Jamie Watson.

March 6, 1997

The Portland Trail Blazers signed Rumeal Robinson to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 7, 1997

The Boston Celtics signed Michael Hawkins to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 10, 1997

The Boston Celtics signed Stacey King to a 10-day contract.

March 11, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks signed Jamie Watson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 13, 1997

The Milwaukee Bucks signed Jimmy Carruth to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Phoenix Suns signed Horacio Llamas Grey to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 15, 1997

The Miami Heat signed Bruce Bowen to a 10-day contract.

March 17, 1997

The Miami Heat signed Matt Fish to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 19, 1997

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Reggie Jordan to the first of two 10-day contracts.

The Golden State Warriors signed Melvin Booker to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 21, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks signed Stevin Smith to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 25, 1997

The Miami Heat signed Bruce Bowen to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Atlanta Hawks signed Darrin Hancock to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 30, 1997

The Milwaukee Bucks waived Jimmy Carruth.

April 1, 1997

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Rich Manning to a 10-day contract.

April 2, 1997

The Chicago Bulls signed Bison Dele to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 4, 1997

The Boston Celtics signed Nate Driggers to a 10-day contract.

April 5, 1997

The Phoenix Suns signed Mike Brown to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Frankie King to a 10-day contract.

April 6, 1997

The Denver Nuggets signed Jimmy King to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 8, 1997

The Minnesota Timberwolves signed Reggie Jordan to a contract for the rest of the season.

The Charlotte Hornets waived Tom Chambers.

April 9, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks released Stevin Smith.

The Golden State Warriors signed Melvin Booker to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 10, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks signed Stacey King to a 10-day contract.

April 11, 1997

The Los Angeles Clippers signed Rich Manning to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 12, 1997

The Chicago Bulls signed Matt Steigenga to a 10-day contract.

April 14, 1997

The Boston Celtics signed Nate Driggers to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 15, 1997

The Dallas Mavericks waived Greg Dreiling.

The Philadelphia 76ers signed Frankie King to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 16, 1997

The Washington Bullets waived Ashraf Amaya.

May 27, 1997

The Boston Celtics traded Chris Wallace (GM) and a 1997 2nd round draft pick (Ben Pepper was later selected) to the Miami Heat for a 1997 2nd round draft pick (Mark Sanford was later selected).

June 4, 1997

The Orlando Magic hired Chuck Daly as Head Coach.

June 25, 1997

The Vancouver Grizzlies sold C.J. Bruton to the Portland Trail Blazers.

The Denver Nuggets traded Ervin Johnson to the Milwaukee Bucks for Danny Fortson, Johnny Newman and Joe Wolf.

The Los Angeles Clippers traded Stanley Roberts to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Stojko Vrankovic.

The Dallas Mavericks traded Kelvin Cato to the Portland Trail Blazers for Chris Anstey and cash.

The Los Angeles Clippers traded a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Jelani McCoy was later selected) to the Philadelphia 76ers for James Collins.

The Denver Nuggets traded James Cotton and a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Rashard Lewis was later selected) to the Seattle SuperSonics for Bobby Jackson.

The Denver Nuggets traded Jason Lawson to the Orlando Magic for Eric Washington and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Kris Clack was later selected).

June 27, 1997

The New Jersey Nets traded Jim Jackson, Eric Montross, Anthony Parker and Tim Thomas to the Philadelphia 76ers for Michael Cage, Lucious Harris, Don MacLean and Keith Van Horn.