Four teams pull off a six-player trade
By Times Wires
© St. Petersburg Times
published July 24, 2003
Six players, including Latrell Sprewell, Glenn Robinson and Keith Van Horn, were involved in a four-team NBA trade Wednesday night.
Minnesota received Sprewell from the Knicks and sent guard Terrell Brandon to Atlanta and center Marc Jackson to Philadelphia. Robinson went from Atlanta to Philadelphia, which sent Van Horn to New York.
The 76ers also sent reserve Randy Holcomb and a first-round draft pick to Atlanta, while they reacquired their 2006 second-round pick from the Hawks.
Minnesota vice president Kevin McHale said negotiations were complicated when a fifth team, which he would not name, tried to get involved.
The deal ends Sprewell's five-season tenure with the Knicks.
"Latrell gives us a very athletic swing player, something we have said since the end of last season," McHale said.
Brandon, whose career is likely over because of repeated knee injuries, was attractive because his $11-million-plus contract is due to come off the salary cap in February, giving Atlanta extra maneuverability on the free-agent market or in trades.
Robinson, a two-time All-Star, averaged 20.8 points in Atlanta. The Sixers will wait to use Robinson. The league suspended him three games without pay after he was convicted of pushing and threatening his ex-fiancee.
Van Horn averaged 15.9 points and 7.1 rebounds in Philadelphia.
Magic signs guard Lue
ORLANDO - The signing of free-agent point guard Tyronn Lue gives the Magic the final piece of its starting lineup. Lue will join NBA scoring champion Tracy McGrady in the backcourt.
Lue averaged 8.6 points and 3.5 assists, both career bests, as a reserve for Washington last season. He will get his first chance as a starter, though the Magic expects rookie Reece Gaines eventually to take over at point guard.
"I told (coach) Doc (Rivers) that I'm ready to be the leader of the team," Lue said. "I can be a leader, but I need his help also because he was a point guard and I need some of his advice."
The Magic and Lue reached an oral agreement on a two-year deal worth $3-million Friday, but the guard entertained offers from Denver and Utah.
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Colleagues say Pamel Mackey and Hall Haddon are well-respected across Colorado for a meticulous work ethic and could prove a formidable obstacle for prosecutors trying to convict the Lakers star of sexually assaulting a 19-year-old woman.
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