Sixers send Snow to Cavs
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers president and general
manager Billy King announced Tuesday that the team has traded guard Eric Snow
to the Cleveland Cavaliers for guard Kevin Ollie and forward Kedrick Brown.
The 31-year-old Snow averaged 10.3 points and 6.9 assists while playing in all
82 regular-season contests for the 76ers this past season. The 6-3 guard had
spent six-plus seasons with Philadelphia. Snow had signed a multi-year
contract extension with the Sixers in October 2003.
Originally selected out of Michigan State by the Milwaukee Bucks in the second
round (43rd pick overall) of the 1995 NBA Draft, Snow had his draft rights
traded by the Bucks to Seattle for the draft rights to Aurelijius Zukauskas
and a 1996 second round pick in June 1995. He was then traded by the Sonics to
the 76ers for a conditional second round draft pick in January 1998.
“Eric was a great captain and a great leader for us and I wish him the best of
luck,” said King. “This deal will give our younger players an opportunity to
play. Kevin is a solid player who will give us the leadership we need in the
backcourt, and Kedrick is a developing young player who will add more depth to
Ollie, 31, averaged 4.2 points and 2.9 assists in 82 games for Cleveland in
2003-04, while the 23-year-old Brown netted 5.3 points and grabbed 2.7 boards
per game in 55 contests this past season for the Celtics and Cavaliers.