Tuesday , Nov , 25 , 2003 C.Y. Ellis

Magic sign veteran guard Strickland

Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic have signed free agent
guard Rod Strickland, team general manager John Gabriel announced Tuesday.
Per club policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed. Strickland will be
available for Wednesday night’s game against Boston.

“Rod (Strickland) brings us some valuable experience and fortifies our
backcourt,” said Gabriel. “We’re looking forward to his contributions.”

Originally selected in the first round (19th overall) of the 1988 NBA Draft by
the New York Knicks, the 15th year veteran has appeared in 1,017 career games
with New York, San Antonio, Portland, Washington, Miami and Minnesota.

For his career, Strickland has averaged 13.8 points, 7.6 assists and 3.8
rebounds per game.

Meanwhile, the club waived guard Derrick Dial.