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1996-97 Portland Trail Blazers Transactions

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Record: 49-33, Finished 3rd in NBA Pacific Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: P.J. Carlesimo (49-33)

PTS/G: 99.0 (11th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 94.8 (11th of 29)
SRS: 3.56 (9th of 29) ▪ Pace: 90.9 (12th of 29)
Off Rtg: 107.9 (10th of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 103.3 (7th of 29)
Expected W-L: 53-29 (9th of 29)

Arena: Rose Garden Arena ▪ Attendance: 852,798 (3rd of 29)

NBA 1997 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Western Conference First Round (1-3) versus Los Angeles Lakers  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 15, 1996

Traded Harvey Grant and Rod Strickland to the Washington Bullets for Mitchell Butler and Rasheed Wallace.

July 23, 1996

Signed Kenny Anderson as a free agent.

Traded Bill Curley, James Robinson and a 1997 1st round draft pick (Paul Grant was later selected) to the Minnesota Timberwolves for Isaiah Rider.

Released Buck Williams.

Released Rumeal Robinson.

Released Elmore Spencer.

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.

Traded Randolph Childress, Reggie Jordan and Aaron McKie to the Detroit Pistons for Stacey Augmon.

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

Drafted Chris Anstey in the 1st round (18th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Drafted Alvin Williams in the 2nd round (47th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.

Purchased C.J. Bruton from the Vancouver Grizzlies.

Traded Chris Anstey and cash to the Dallas Mavericks for Kelvin Cato.