Van Horn, Tim Thomas involved in three-team trade
=== Van Horn, Tim Thomas involved in three-team trade ===
New York, NY (Sports Network) – Forward Keith Van Horn was traded by the
Knicks to the Milwaukee Bucks Sunday in a three-team trade that brings
forward Tim Thomas and center Nazr Mohammed to New York.
Mohammed comes to the Knicks via Atlanta, where centers Michael Doleac —
from New York — and Joel Przybilla — from Milwaukee — will be headed.
In the deal, the Hawks also get a 2005 second-round pick from the Knicks, the
better of the two second-rounders that New York currently owns.
In 47 games with the Knicks this season, Van Horn is averaging 16.4 points and
Thomas, who was also traded for Van Horn on draft day in 1997, is averaging
14.1 points and 4.9 boards in 42 games for the Bucks.
Selected by the 76ers with second overall pick of the 1997 NBA Draft,
Philadelphia then traded Van Horn’s draft rights with Lucious Harris, Don
MacLean and Michael Cage to the New Jersey Nets for Jim Jackson, Eric Montross
and the draft rights to Thomas and Anthony Parker.
Van Horn, who was eventually shipped back to the Sixers for the 2002-03
campaign, is averaging 17.6 points and 7.5 rebounds in his seven-year career.
He came to the Knicks as part of a four-team trade that sent Latrell Sprewell
out of New York this past offseason.
Mohammed, who was a member of the 1998 NCAA champion Kentucky Wildcats, is
averaging 6.5 points and 5.0 boards in eight seasons with the Sixers and
Doleac averaged a career-best 16.1 ppg as a senior and led Utah to the NCAA
Championship game against Kentucky in 1998, but since coming to the NBA is
averaging just 5.7 points and 3.6 boards in 370 games with Orlando, Cleveland,
and New York.
Przybilla has only played in five games this season for the Bucks and is
averaging under two points a contest in his four-year career, all with