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1996-97 New Jersey Nets Transactions

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Record: 26-56, Finished 5th in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: John Calipari (26-56)

PTS/G: 97.2 (14th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 101.8 (24th of 29)
SRS: -3.89 (22nd of 29) ▪ Pace: 92.4 (5th of 29)
Off Rtg: 104.7 (20th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 109.7 (23rd of 29)
Expected W-L: 28-54 (22nd of 29)

Arena: Continental Airlines Arena ▪ Attendance: 670,628 (18th of 29)

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

Released Vern Fleming.

Released Tim Perry.

Traded Greg Graham to the Seattle SuperSonics for Vincent Askew.

Released Rick Mahorn.

Released Armen Gilliam.

July 31, 1996

Released Robert Werdann.

Signed Robert Pack as a free agent.

August 7, 1996

Signed David Benoit as a free agent.

September 10, 1996

Signed Tony Massenburg as a free agent.

September 24, 1996

Signed Adrian Caldwell as a free agent.

October 9, 1996

Signed Xavier McDaniel as a free agent.

November 4, 1996

Traded Vincent Askew to the Indiana Pacers for Reggie Williams.

December 10, 1996

Signed Evric Gray as a free agent.

December 21, 1996

Signed Lloyd Daniels as a free agent.

December 23, 1996

Waived Evric Gray.

December 27, 1996

Waived Adrian Caldwell.

January 6, 1997

Waived Lloyd Daniels.

January 9, 1997

Signed Lloyd Daniels to the first of two 10-day contracts.

January 30, 1997

Signed Jack Haley to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 17, 1997

Traded Shawn Bradley, Ed O'Bannon, Robert Pack and Khalid Reeves to the Dallas Mavericks for Sam Cassell, Chris Gatling, Jim Jackson, George McCloud and Eric Montross.

February 20, 1997

Signed Jack Haley to a contract for the rest of the season.

Traded George McCloud to the Los Angeles Lakers for Joe Kleine, a 1997 1st round draft pick (Anthony Parker was later selected) and a future 2nd round draft pick. The future 2nd round draft pick traded to New Jersey was conditional and was not exercised.

June 25, 1997

Drafted Tim Thomas in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Drafted Anthony Parker in the 1st round (21st pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

June 27, 1997

Traded Jim Jackson, Eric Montross, Anthony Parker and Tim Thomas to the Philadelphia 76ers for Michael Cage, Lucious Harris, Don MacLean and Keith Van Horn.