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1956-57 Syracuse Nationals Transactions

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Record: 38-34, Finished 2nd in NBA Eastern Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Al Cervi (4-8), Paul Seymour (34-26)

PTS/G: 99.7 (5th of 8) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 101.1 (7th of 8)
SRS: -1.02 (6th of 8) ▪ Pace: 112.3 (3rd of 8)
Off Rtg: 88.3 (7th of 8) ▪ Def Rtg: 89.5 (5th of 8)
Expected W-L: 32-40 (6th of 8)

Arena: Onondaga War Memorial ▪ Attendance: NA

NBA 1957 Playoffs:
Lost NBA Eastern Division Finals (0-3) versus Boston Celtics  (Series Stats)
Won NBA Eastern Division Semifinals (0-2) versus Philadelphia Warriors  (Series Stats)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1956 to June 30, 1957.
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October 3, 1956

Sold Billy Kenville to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

October 23, 1956

Sold Red Rocha to the Fort Wayne Pistons.

October 24, 1956

Purchased Al Bianchi from the Minneapolis Lakers.

November 15, 1956

Signed Larry Hennessy as a free agent.

Signed Bob Schafer as a free agent.

November 29, 1956

Purchased Togo Palazzi from the Boston Celtics.

December 2, 1956

Purchased Bob Harrison from the St. Louis Hawks.

April 17, 1957

Drafted George Bon Salle in the 1st round (7th pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Morgan in the 2nd round (15th pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Vince Cohen in the 3rd round (23rd pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jerry Mallett in the 4th round (31st pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Frank Nimmo in the 5th round (39th pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Lyndon Lee in the 6th round (47th pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Dick Gaines in the 7th round (54th pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Cebe Prince in the 8th round (61st pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Brown in the 9th round (68th pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jack Nichols in the 10th round (74th pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.

Drafted Jim Weeks in the 12th round (81st pick) of the 1957 NBA Draft.