Monday , Jul , 26 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Mavs trade Fortson to Seattle

New York, NY (Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks traded forward Danny
Fortson to the Seattle SuperSonics in exchange for center Calvin Booth.

In only one season with Dallas, Fortson averaged just 3.9 points and 4.5
rebounds in 56 games with the Mavericks. The 28-year old will be joining his
fifth team in eight NBA seasons, having previously played with Denver, Boston
and Golden State. Fortson’s best year came with the Warriors in 2001-02,
when he averaged 11.2 points and 11.7 boards.

Booth, a five-year veteran, played in 71 games last year with Seattle,
averaging 4.9 points and 3.9 rebounds.

The trade marks a return to Dallas for Booth. The Reynoldsburg, Ohio native
played in 15 games for the Mavericks during the 2001 campaign, when he
averaged 7.5 points per games. He also played in all 10 Mavericks playoff
games that season.