Magic reel in Rooks from the Hornets
Orlando, FL (Sports Network) – The Orlando Magic obtained center Sean Rooks
from the New Orleans Hornets on Thursday in exchange for guard Shammond
Rooks, who is currently on the Hornets’ injured list with an ankle injury,
has played in 35 games this season and has averaged 2.3 points and 1.4
rebounds a game.
“Sean (Rooks) brings size to our frontcourt and veteran leadership to our
locker room,” said Orlando general manager John Gabriel. “We look forward
to his contributions both on and off the basketball court.”
The 34-year-old New York native, who was a second-round draft pick by Dallas
in 1992, enjoyed his best season during his rookie campaign with the Mavericks
in 1992-93 when he averaged 13.5 points and 7.4 boards in 72 games.
Rooks has also spent time with the Minnesota Timberwolves, Atlanta Hawks, Los
Angeles Lakers and Clippers and has averaged 6.9 points per contest during his
Williams, meanwhile, was in his first year with the Magic and was averaging
5.0 points and 1.7 assists per game. Williams, 28, has played for Atlanta,
Seattle, Boston and the Denver Nuggets during his six-year career.