Thursday , Jul , 28 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Suns deal Voskuhl to Bobcats

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – In an effort to help keep Joe Johnson in
Phoenix, the Suns have traded center Jake Voskuhl to the Charlotte Bobcats for
a conditional second round draft choice.

The Arizona Republic reported that with Voskuhl’s $1.875 million off the books
for next season, Phoenix will be in a better position to match the five-year,
$70 million offer sheet that the Atlanta Hawks are reportedly set to offer
Johnson.

However, no deal can become official until the new collective bargaining
agreement is ratified.

Voskuhl had spent the last four seasons with the Suns, who acquired him from
Chicago prior to the start of the 2001-02 campaign. Last year the 27-year-old
Connecticut product appeared in just 38 games and averaged 2.1 points and 2.4
rebounds in 9.5 minutes.

The 6-foot-11, 255-pound Voskuhl was the 33rd overall pick by Chicago in the
2000 NBA Draft.

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