Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to
June 30, 1997.
- July 15, 1996
- July 23, 1996
Released Buck Williams.
Signed Kenny Anderson as a free agent.
Released Elmore Spencer.
Released Rumeal Robinson.
- August 30, 1996
Signed Reggie Jordan as a free agent.
- September 20, 1996
Signed Aleksandar Djordjevic as a free agent.
- October 16, 1996
Waived Jason Sasser.
- December 27, 1996
Waived Aleksandar Djordjevic.
- January 24, 1997
Signed Ennis Whatley to a 10-day contract.
- January 30, 1997
Signed Ruben Nembhard to the first of two 10-day contracts.
- February 24, 1997
Signed Rumeal Robinson to a 10-day contract.
- March 6, 1997
Signed Rumeal Robinson to a contract for the rest of the season.
- May 8, 1997
Fired P.J. Carlesimo as Head Coach.
- May 13, 1997
Hired Mike Dunleavy as Head Coach.
- June 25, 1997
Purchased C.J. Bruton from the Vancouver Grizzlies.
Drafted Alvin Williams in the 2nd round (47th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.
Drafted Chris Anstey in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.