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1996-97 Dallas Mavericks Transactions

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Record: 24-58, Finished 4th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jim Cleamons (24-58)

PTS/G: 90.6 (26th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 97.0 (14th of 29)
SRS: -6.47 (26th of 29) ▪ Pace: 89.0 (20th of 29)
Off Rtg: 101.1 (28th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 108.2 (18th of 29)
Expected W-L: 23-59 (26th of 29)

Arena: Reunion Arena ▪ Attendance: 619,178 (24th of 29)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 16, 1996

Signed Chris Gatling as a free agent.

July 17, 1996

Released Lucious Harris.

Released Scott Brooks.

Released David Wood.

Released Lorenzo Williams.

July 23, 1996

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.

July 26, 1996

Signed Derek Harper as a free agent.

September 30, 1996

Signed Greg Dreiling as a free agent.

October 1, 1996

Signed Erick Strickland as a free agent.

October 4, 1996

Signed Fred Roberts as a free agent.

October 17, 1996

Signed Oliver Miller as a free agent.

October 29, 1996

Waived Terry Davis.

December 26, 1996

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).

January 7, 1997

Waived Erick Strickland.

February 7, 1997

Waived Oliver Miller.

February 14, 1997

Traded Jamal Mashburn to the Miami Heat for Sasha Danilovic, Martin Muursepp and Kurt Thomas.

Waived Fred Roberts.

February 17, 1997

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.

Signed Erick Strickland to a 10-day contract.

February 25, 1997

Signed Erick Strickland to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 27, 1997

Signed Jason Sasser to a 10-day contract.

March 11, 1997

Signed Jamie Watson to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 21, 1997

Signed Stevin Smith to the first of two 10-day contracts.

April 9, 1997

Released Stevin Smith.

April 10, 1997

Signed Stacey King to a 10-day contract.

April 15, 1997

Waived Greg Dreiling.

June 25, 1997

Drafted Bubba Wells in the 2nd round (34th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Traded Kelvin Cato to the Portland Trail Blazers for Chris Anstey and cash.

Drafted Kelvin Cato in the 1st round (15th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.