Wednesday , Feb , 23 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Blazers activate Abdur-Rahim, place Anderson on IL

=== Blazers activate Abdur-Rahim, place Anderson on IL ===

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers activated forward
Shareef Abdur-Rahim from the injured list prior to Wednesday’s game against
the Los Angeles Lakers at the Rose Garden.

To make room on the active roster, the Trail Blazers put guard Derek Anderson
on the injured list with back spasms.

Abdur-Rahim has not played since January 2 due to a hyperextended right elbow
which later required surgery to remove loose bodies. The ninth-year pro has
participated in just 23 of the team’s 51 games and is averaging 15.7 points
and 8.0 rebounds.

Anderson is averaging 9.6 points, 3.0 assists and 2.9 rebounds over 43
contests, including 32 starts.

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