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1987-88 New York Knicks Transactions

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Record: 38-44, Finished 3rd in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Rick Pitino (38-44)

PTS/G: 105.5 (17th of 23) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 106.0 (9th of 23)
SRS: 0.14 (14th of 23) ▪ Pace: 99.1 (12th of 23)
Off Rtg: 105.9 (20th of 23) ▪ Def Rtg: 106.4 (7th of 23)
Expected W-L: 40-42 (14th of 23)

Arena: Madison Square Garden (IV) ▪ Attendance: 586,752 (7th of 23)

NBA 1988 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference First Round (3-1) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1987 to June 30, 1988.
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October 9, 1987

Signed Ray Tolbert as a free agent.

October 12, 1987

Waived Brad Wright.

October 15, 1987

Traded Jawann Oldham to the Sacramento Kings for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Fennis Dembo was later selected).

October 29, 1987

Traded Ron Moore and a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Fennis Dembo was later selected) to the Detroit Pistons for Sidney Green.

November 12, 1987

Signed Johnny Newman as a free agent.

Traded Rory Sparrow to the Chicago Bulls for a 1988 2nd round draft pick (Greg Butler was later selected).

November 14, 1987

Waived Gerald Henderson.

November 16, 1987

Claimed Tony White on waivers from the Chicago Bulls.

November 30, 1987

Signed Rick Carlisle as a free agent.

December 9, 1987

Waived Ray Tolbert.

December 11, 1987

Signed Billy Donovan as a free agent.

Waived Tony White.

December 15, 1987

Waived Chris McNealy.

Tony White claimed on waivers by the Golden State Warriors.

December 16, 1987

Waived Bob Thornton.

March 2, 1988

Signed Carey Scurry to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 13, 1988

Signed Sedric Toney to a 10-day contract.

March 23, 1988

Signed Sedric Toney as a free agent.

March 28, 1988

Waived Billy Donovan.

June 23, 1988

Lost Sedric Toney to the Charlotte Hornets in the NBA expansion draft.

June 27, 1988

Traded Bill Cartwright, a 1988 1st round draft pick (Will Perdue was later selected) and a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Derrick Lewis was later selected) to the Chicago Bulls for Charles Oakley, a 1988 1st round draft pick (Rod Strickland was later selected) and a 1988 3rd round draft pick (Phil Stinnie was later selected).

June 28, 1988

Drafted Rod Strickland in the 1st round (19th pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft.

Drafted Greg Butler in the 2nd round (37th pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft.

Drafted Phil Stinnie in the 3rd round (69th pick) of the 1988 NBA Draft.