Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to
June 30, 1997.
- July 11, 1996
Released Eric Riley.
Released Mark Davis.
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 Marques Bragg.
- July 19, 1996
Released Spud Webb.
Released Darrick Martin.
Signed Chris Carr as a free agent.
- July 23, 1996
- July 25, 1996
Released Jerome Allen.
- September 6, 1996
Signed Stojko Vrankovic as a free agent.
- September 18, 1996
Signed Dean Garrett as a free agent.
Signed Shane Heal 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 Gordon Malone in the 2nd round (43rd pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.
Drafted Paul Grant in the 1st round (20th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.