Pistons sign free agent center Campbell
Auburn Hills, MI (Sports Network) – The Detroit Pistons signed free agent
center Elden Campbell. Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
Campbell played in 21 games for the Pistons this season before being traded
along with a future first-round pick to Utah on January 21 in exchange for
Carlos Arroyo in Detroit. Campbell was then waived by the Jazz and signed on
with New Jersey, where he participated in 10 contests.
The 36-year-old Campbell averaged 5.6 points and 3.2 rebounds over 65 contests
last year for the Pistons.
“We’re pleased to reacquire Elden,” said president of basketball operations
Joe Dumars. “He added depth to our bench during last year’s championship run
and we’re pleased that he’s back to fill that same role as we close this
season and move toward the playoffs.”
Originally selected by the Los Angeles Lakers in the first round (27th pick
overall) of the 1990 NBA Draft, Campbell was traded by the Lakers along with
Eddie Jones to the then-Charlotte Hornets for Glen Rice, J.R. Reid and B.J.
Armstrong in March 1999. The Hornets dealt Campbell to Seattle in February
2003 for guard Kenny Anderson.
A 15-year veteran, Campbell has played in 1,035 games over his career and has
averaged 10.4 points and 5.9 rebounds.
Meanwhile, the club placed guard Horace Jenkins on the injured list with lower