Mavericks acquire Dampier from Golden State
Dallas, TX (Sports Network) – The Dallas Mavericks have acquired centers Erick
Dampier and Evan Eschmeyer, guard Dan Dickau, and the draft rights to Steve
Logan in a trade with the Golden State Warriors.
In exchange, the Mavericks sent forwards Christian Laettner and Eduardo
Najera, two future first round picks, the draft rights to guards Luis Flores
and Mladen Sekularac along with cash considerations to the Warriors.
Dampier, 6’11”, 265 pounds, is coming off the best season of his eight-year
career with averages of 12.3 points and 12.0 rebounds in 74 games for the
Warriors. He was one of just nine players to average a point-rebound double-
double last season. The Indiana Pacers selected Dampier with the 10th overall
pick in the 1996 draft. After one season with the Pacers, he was traded to
Golden State in a deal that sent current Warriors general manager Chris Mullin
to the Pacers.
Eschmeyer, also 6’11”, 250 pounds, played two seasons for the Mavericks before
sitting out all of the 2003-04 campaign with a knee injury. He was traded to
the Warriors along with Nick Van Exel, Avery Johnson, Popeye Jones and Antoine
Rigaudeau in exchange for Antawn Jamison, Chris Mills, Danny Fortson and Jiri
Welsch one year ago, but never played for Golden State. In 153 career games,
he has averaged 2.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 14.0 minutes per game.
Dickau, 6’0″, 190, has been traded for the second time this offseason. On
July 20th, he was acquired from Portland along with Dale Davis in exchange for
Van Exel. Dickau spent his first season and a half with Atlanta before being
traded to Portland along with Shareef Abdur-Rahim and Theo Ratliff in exchange
for Rasheed Wallace and Wesley Person in the middle of last season.
In 93 career games, Dickau has averaged 3.0 points and 1.3 assists in 8.7
minutes per game. He was the 28th overall pick in the 2002 draft.
Logan was the 30th overall pick by Golden State in the 2002 draft.
Najera, 6’8″, 235, played four seasons in Dallas. He has averaged 4.9 points,
3.9 rebounds and 17.4 minutes in 208 career games. Knee problems limited
Najera to 58 games in 2003-04 with averages of 3.0 points and 2.7 rebounds in
12.4 minutes per game.
Laettner, 6’11”, 245 was acquired from Washington in a draft day deal by
Dallas along with Jerry Stackhouse and the rights to Devin Harris in exchange
for Jamison and cash considerations. The 12-year veteran from Duke has
averaged 13.3 points, 6.9 rebounds and 2.7 assists in 819 career games and was
an All-Star in 1996-97. Last season, Laettner appeared in 48 games and
averaged 5.9 points and 4.8 rebounds.
Flores was the 55th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft by Houston but was
acquired by Dallas in a trade.
Sekularac was a second round pick (55th overall) of the Mavericks in the 2002