Sunday , Mar , 13 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Van Exel placed on injured list by Blazers

Portland, OR (Sports Network) – The Portland Trail Blazers placed guard Nick
Van Exel on the injured list.

The veteran out of the University of Cincinnati is sidelined with an arthritic
left knee. He is averaging 11.1 points and 4.3 assists per contest this
season, in 53 games (34 starts).

To fill his roster spot, the team signed free-agent guard Maurice Baker to a
10-day contract. He was averaging 17.4 points per game for the Dakota Wizards
of the CBA.