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1996-97 Phoenix Suns Transactions

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Record: 40-42, Finished 4th in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Cotton Fitzsimmons (0-8), Danny Ainge (40-34)

PTS/G: 102.8 (3rd of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 102.2 (25th of 29)
SRS: 0.21 (15th of 29) ▪ Pace: 93.2 (3rd of 29)
Off Rtg: 109.3 (6th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 108.6 (20th of 29)
Expected W-L: 43-39 (15th of 29)

Arena: America West Arena ▪ Attendance: 779,940 (7th of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference First Round (2-3) versus Seattle SuperSonics  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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August 19, 1996

Traded Charles Barkley and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Tyrone Washington was later selected) to the Houston Rockets for Chucky Brown, Mark Bryant, Sam Cassell and Robert Horry.

September 25, 1996

Traded Elliot Perry to the Milwaukee Bucks for Marty Conlon and a 1999 1st round draft pick (James Posey was later selected).

October 2, 1996

Signed Evric Gray as a free agent.

October 11, 1996

Signed Rex Chapman as a free agent.

October 22, 1996

Waived Evric Gray.

October 29, 1996

Waived Mario Bennett.

Waived John Coker.

Waived Marty Conlon.

December 4, 1996

Traded Chucky Brown to the Milwaukee Bucks for Darrin Hancock and a 1997 2nd round draft pick. The 2nd round draft pick traded to Phoenix was conditional and was not exercised.

December 11, 1996

Waived Darrin Hancock.

December 26, 1996

Traded Sam Cassell, Michael Finley, A.C. Green and a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Greg Buckner was later selected) to the Dallas Mavericks for Tony Dumas, Jason Kidd and Loren Meyer.

January 10, 1997

Traded Robert Horry and Joe Kleine to the Los Angeles Lakers for Cedric Ceballos and Rumeal Robinson.

January 31, 1997

Signed Dexter Boney to the first of two 10-day contracts.

February 14, 1997

Waived Rumeal Robinson.

February 20, 1997

Waived Dexter Boney.

February 21, 1997

Signed Horacio Llamas Grey to the first of two 10-day contracts.

March 13, 1997

Signed Horacio Llamas Grey to a contract for the rest of the season.

April 5, 1997

Signed Mike Brown to a contract for the rest of the season.

June 25, 1997

Drafted Stephen Jackson in the 2nd round (42nd pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.