Transactions listed are from July 1, 1996 to
June 30, 1997.
- July 16, 1996
Traded a 1998 2nd round draft pick (Ruben Patterson was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (John Celestand was later selected) to the Los Angeles Lakers for George Lynch, Anthony Peeler, a 1998 2nd round draft pick (J.R. Henderson was later selected) and a 1999 2nd round draft pick (Antwain Smith was later selected).
Released Gerald Wilkins.
Released Ashraf Amaya.
Released Eric Murdock.
Released Cuonzo Martin.
Released Anthony Avent.
- July 22, 1996
Signed Lee Mayberry as a free agent.
Waived Byron Scott.
- October 31, 1996
Waived Tim Breaux.
- December 12, 1996
Signed Moochie Norris as a free agent.
- December 30, 1996
Waived Moochie Norris.
- January 6, 1997
Waived Rich Manning.
- January 24, 1997
Fired Brian Winters as Head Coach.
Appointed Stu Jackson as Interim Head Coach.
- January 29, 1997
Signed Aaron Williams to the first of two 10-day contracts.
- February 10, 1997
Signed Eric Leckner to the first of two 10-day contracts.
- February 20, 1997
Signed Aaron Williams to a contract for the rest of the season.
- March 2, 1997
Signed Eric Leckner to a contract for the rest of the season.
- June 25, 1997
Drafted Antonio Daniels in the 1st round (4th pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.
Drafted C.J. Bruton in the 2nd round (52nd pick) of the 1997 NBA Draft.
Sold C.J. Bruton to the Portland Trail Blazers.
- June 26, 1997
Hired Brian Hill as Head Coach.