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1996-97 Denver Nuggets Transactions

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Record: 21-61, Finished 5th in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Bernie Bickerstaff (4-9), Dick Motta (17-52)

PTS/G: 97.8 (13th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 104.1 (26th of 29)
SRS: -6.40 (25th of 29) ▪ Pace: 92.4 (4th of 29)
Off Rtg: 104.5 (24th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 111.2 (24th of 29)
Expected W-L: 24-58 (24th of 29)

Arena: McNichols Sports Arena ▪ Attendance: 340,486 (28th of 29)

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

Date Type Transaction
July 17, 1996 Waiver

Released Rastko Cvetkovic.

July 17, 1996 Waiver

Released Greg Grant.

July 17, 1996 Waiver

Released Matt Fish.

July 17, 1996 Signing

Signed Ervin Johnson as a free agent.

July 22, 1996 Waiver

Released Dikembe Mutombo.

September 19, 1996 Signing

Signed Ed Stokes as a free agent.

October 1, 1996 Signing

Signed Darvin Ham as a free agent.

October 1, 1996 Signing

Signed Eric Murdock as a free agent.

October 3, 1996 Signing

Signed Rich King as a free agent.

October 16, 1996 Signing

Signed LaSalle Thompson as a free agent.

October 30, 1996 Waiver

Waived Ed Stokes.

October 31, 1996 Waiver

Waived Nate Driggers.

November 20, 1996 Waiver

Waived Rich King.

November 21, 1996 Signing

Signed Brooks Thompson as a free agent.

November 26, 1996 Resignation

Bernie Bickerstaff resigns as Head Coach.

November 26, 1996 Hiring

Hired Dick Motta as Head Coach.

November 26, 1996 Waiver

Waived Eric Murdock.

December 12, 1996 Signing

Signed Melvin Booker as a free agent.

December 12, 1996 Waiver

Waived Jeff McInnis.

December 22, 1996 Signing

Signed Aaron Williams as a free agent.

December 28, 1996 Waiver

Waived Melvin Booker.

January 6, 1997 Waiver

Waived Aaron Williams.

January 7, 1997 Signing

Signed Elmer Bennett to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 23, 1997 Waiver

Waived Elmer Bennett.

January 24, 1997 Signing

Signed Kenny Smith to a 10-day contract.

February 3, 1997 Signing

Signed Kenny Smith to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 20, 1997 Trade

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).

February 20, 1997 Trade

Traded Ricky Pierce to the Charlotte Hornets for Anthony Goldwire and George Zidek.

February 20, 1997 Trade

Traded Darvin Ham to the Indiana Pacers for Jerome Allen.

February 27, 1997 Waiver

Waived Eddie Johnson.

April 6, 1997 Signing

Signed Jimmy King to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 21, 1997 Firing

Fired Dick Motta as Head Coach.

May 29, 1997 Hiring

Hired Bill Hanzlik as Head Coach.

June 25, 1997 Draft

Drafted Tony Battie in the 1st round (5th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

June 25, 1997 Draft

Drafted James Cotton in the 2nd round (32nd pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

June 25, 1997 Draft

Drafted Jason Lawson in the 2nd round (41st pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

June 25, 1997 Trade

Traded Ervin Johnson to the Milwaukee Bucks for Danny Fortson, Johnny Newman and Joe Wolf.

June 25, 1997 Trade

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

June 25, 1997 Trade

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