Thursday , Feb , 24 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Bucks deal Van Horn to Dallas

Milwaukee, WI (Sports Network) – The Milwaukee Bucks traded forward
Keith Van Horn to the Dallas Mavericks in exchange for center Calvin Booth,
forward Alan Henderson and cash considerations.

It was the second deal of the day for the Bucks, who earlier shipped Mike
James to Houston.

The Bucks are believed to have made both deals with the objective of inking a
multi-year contract extension with All-Star Michael Redd, who will be a free
agent after this season.

Going to his fifth team in eight seasons, Van Horn, 29, has averaged 10.4
points and five rebounds in 33 games this season for Milwaukee. The 6-10
forward, who has also spent time in Philadelphia, New Jersey and New York,
has played in 493 games and posted career averages of 17 points and 7.3
boards.

“We are excited to bring Keith Van Horn to Dallas,” said president of
basketball operations Donnie Nelson. “Keith’s versatility, experience and
shooting ability were the factors for us to make this decision. We appreciate
the contributions made by Alan Henderson and Calvin Booth and we wish them
well.”

In his sixth season, Booth is averaging 2.4 points and 1.7 rebounds in 34
games this year. He has posted 4.3 points and 3.3 boards in 233 career
contests.

Henderson is averaging 3.5 points and 4.5 rebounds in 52 games this season. In
537 career games, Henderson has posted 8.9 points and 5.4 rebounds per outing.

DAL MIL