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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 (1-3) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)

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

Date Type Transaction
July 13, 1987 Hiring

Hired Rick Pitino as Head Coach.

October 9, 1987 Signing

Signed Ray Tolbert as a free agent.

October 12, 1987 Waiver

Waived Brad Wright.

October 15, 1987 Trade

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

October 29, 1987 Trade

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 Signing

Signed Johnny Newman as a free agent.

November 12, 1987 Trade

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

November 14, 1987 Waiver

Waived Gerald Henderson.

November 16, 1987 Claim

Claimed Tony White on waivers from the Chicago Bulls.

November 30, 1987 Signing

Signed Rick Carlisle as a free agent.

December 9, 1987 Waiver

Waived Ray Tolbert.

December 11, 1987 Signing

Signed Billy Donovan as a free agent.

December 11, 1987 Waiver

Waived Tony White.

December 15, 1987 Waiver

Waived Chris McNealy.

December 15, 1987 Claim

Tony White claimed on waivers by the Golden State Warriors.

December 16, 1987 Waiver

Waived Bob Thornton.

March 2, 1988 Signing

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

March 13, 1988 Signing

Signed Sedric Toney to a 10-day contract.

March 23, 1988 Signing

Signed Sedric Toney as a free agent.

March 28, 1988 Waiver

Waived Billy Donovan.

June 23, 1988 Draft

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

June 27, 1988 Trade

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 Draft

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

June 28, 1988 Draft

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

June 28, 1988 Draft

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