Sunday , Dec , 12 , 2004 C.Y. Ellis

Hornets sign Baxter, place West on injured list

Washington, DC (Sports Network) – New Orleans placed forward David West on the
injured list before Sunday’s game against Washington.

The Hornets also signed free-agent Lonny Baxter.

New Orleans was granted a second exemption to disable West, who has a right
knee contusion. The second-year veteran is averaging 6.6 points and 4.9
rebounds in 14 games this season.

Baxter, a second-round selection by Chicago in the 2002 NBA Draft, played in
62 games last season for the Bulls, Toronto and Washington. He averaged four
points and three rebounds.