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1996-97 Toronto Raptors Transactions

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Record: 30-52, Finished 8th in NBA Central Division (Schedule and Results)
Coach: Darrell Walker (30-52)

PTS/G: 95.5 (18th of 29) ▪ Opp PTS/G: 98.6 (20th of 29)
SRS: -2.56 (19th of 29) ▪ Pace: 90.6 (14th of 29)
Off Rtg: 104.6 (22nd of 29) ▪ Def Rtg: 108.0 (17th of 29)
Expected W-L: 32-50 (20th of 29)

Arena: SkyDome ▪ Attendance: 744,550 (8th of 29)

Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to June 30, 1997.
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July 2, 1996

Waived Vincenzo Esposito.

July 23, 1996

Traded Jimmy King, a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Ansu Sesay was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Gordan Giricek was later selected) to the Dallas Mavericks for Popeye Jones and a 1997 1st round draft pick (John Thomas was later selected). Toronto had the option to swap 1st round draft picks with Dallas in 1997 (a draft pick owned by Dallas that was originally owned by Minnesota) but did not do so.

Released Oliver Miller.

July 24, 1996

Released Alvin Robertson.

Released Dwayne Whitfield.

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

August 29, 1996

Signed Walt Williams as a free agent.

October 3, 1996

Signed Donald Whiteside as a free agent.

October 11, 1996

Signed Benoit Benjamin as a free agent.

October 15, 1996

Waived Michael McDonald.

November 12, 1996

Waived Benoit Benjamin.

November 13, 1996

Signed Brad Lohaus as a free agent.

November 29, 1996

Signed John Long as a free agent.

December 2, 1996

Signed Earl Cureton as a free agent.

Waived Brad Lohaus.

January 6, 1997

Waived Donald Whiteside.

January 12, 1997

Signed Jimmy Oliver to a 10-day contract.

January 23, 1997

Signed Clifford Rozier to a 10-day contract.

January 25, 1997

Signed Reggie Slater to a 10-day contract.

February 1, 1997

Signed Clifford Rozier to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 3, 1997

Signed Reggie Slater to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 13, 1997

Earl Cureton retired.

Signed Oliver Miller to a contract for the rest of the season.

February 20, 1997

Traded Acie Earl to the Milwaukee Bucks for Shawn Respert.

June 25, 1997

Drafted Tracy McGrady in the 1st round (9th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.