Friday , Aug , 06 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Celtics acquire Gary Payton in deal with LA

Boston, MA (Sports Network) – The Boston Celtics have scheduled a news
conference for Friday afternoon at which time the club is expected to announce
that it has acquired guard Gary Payton in a trade with the Los Angeles Lakers.

The Celtics also received forward Rick Fox, a future first-round pick, and
cash from the Lakers. In return, Boston sent guards Chucky Atkins and Marcus
Banks and forward/center Chris Mihm and a future second-round pick to LA.