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1996-97 Houston Rockets Transactions

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Record: 57-25, Finished 2nd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rudy Tomjanovich (57-25)

PTS/G: 100.6 (5th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 96.1 (13th of 29)
SRS: 3.85 (7th of 29) ▪ Pace: 91.6 (8th of 29)
Off Rtg: 108.8 (7th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 104.0 (10th of 29)
Expected W-L: 54-28 (7th of 29)

Arena: The Summit ▪ Attendance: 667,685 (19th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference Finals (2-4) versus Utah Jazz  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference Semifinals (4-3) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Western Conference First Round (3-0) versus Minnesota Timberwolves  (Series Stats)

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

Signed Brent Price as a free agent.

Released Kenny Smith.

Released Earl Cureton.

August 19, 1996

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).

Signed Kevin Willis as a free agent.

September 27, 1996

Signed Matt Bullard as a free agent.

October 1, 1996

Signed Matt Maloney as a free agent.

Signed Joe Stephens as a free agent.

October 30, 1996

Waived Joe Stephens.

November 27, 1996

Signed Elmer Bennett to a 10-day contract.

December 21, 1996

Waived Elmer Bennett.

February 12, 1997

Signed Joe Stephens to a 10-day contract.

March 1, 1997

Waived Tracy Moore.

Signed Sedale Threatt to a contract for the rest of the season.

March 3, 1997

Signed Eddie Johnson to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 25, 1997

Drafted Rodrick Rhodes in the 1st round (24th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Drafted Serge Zwikker in the 2nd round (29th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.