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1996-97 New York Knicks Transactions

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Record: 57-25, Finished 2nd in NBA Atlantic Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Jeff Van Gundy (57-25)

PTS/G: 95.4 (20th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 92.2 (5th of 29)
SRS: 3.31 (10th of 29) ▪ Pace: 90.5 (15th of 29)
Off Rtg: 104.4 (25th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 101.0 (2nd of 29)
Expected W-L: 50-32 (10th of 29)

Arena: Madison Square Garden (IV) ▪ Attendance: 790,520 (5th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Conference Semifinals (3-4) versus Miami Heat  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Conference First Round (0-3) versus Charlotte Hornets  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 14, 1996

Released Ron Grandison.

Signed Chris Childs as a free agent.

Signed Allan Houston as a free agent.

Traded Brad Lohaus and Anthony Mason to the Charlotte Hornets for Larry Johnson.

Released Derek Harper.

Released Gary Grant.

Released J.R. Reid.

July 24, 1996

Traded Hubert Davis to the Toronto Raptors for a 1997 1st round draft pick (John Thomas was later selected).

July 26, 1996

Signed Buck Williams as a free agent.

September 4, 1996

Signed Herb Williams as a free agent.

October 2, 1996

Signed Chris Jent as a free agent.

Signed Eric Leckner as a free agent.

October 14, 1996

Signed Scott Brooks as a free agent.

January 6, 1997

Waived Chris Jent.

Waived Eric Leckner.

June 25, 1997

Drafted John Thomas in the 1st round (25th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.