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1996-97 Minnesota Timberwolves Transactions

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Record: 40-42, Finished 3rd in NBA Midwest Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Flip Saunders (40-42)

PTS/G: 96.1 (17th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 97.6 (17th of 29)
SRS: -1.82 (18th of 29) ▪ Pace: 90.7 (13th of 29)
Off Rtg: 105.5 (17th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 107.1 (15th of 29)
Expected W-L: 37-45 (17th of 29)

Arena: Target Center ▪ Attendance: 697,727 (14th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference First Round (0-3) versus Houston Rockets  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 11, 1996

Released Marques Bragg.

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

Released Mark Davis.

Released Eric Riley.

July 19, 1996

Released Spud Webb.

Signed Chris Carr as a free agent.

Released Darrick Martin.

July 23, 1996

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).

July 25, 1996

Released Jerome Allen.

September 6, 1996

Signed Stojko Vrankovic as a free agent.

September 18, 1996

Signed Shane Heal as a free agent.

Signed Dean Garrett as a free agent.

March 19, 1997

Signed Reggie Jordan to the first of two 10-day contracts.

April 8, 1997

Signed Reggie Jordan to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 25, 1997

Drafted Paul Grant in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Drafted Gordon Malone in the 2nd round (43rd pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Traded Stojko Vrankovic to the Los Angeles Clippers for Stanley Roberts.