Grizzlies deal Wells to Sacramento for Jackson, Ostertag
Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies dealt shooting guard
Bonzi Wells to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday for guard Bobby Jackson and
center Greg Ostertag.
The 29-year-old Wells averaged 10.5 points per game — his lowest scoring
per-game average since the 1999-2000 season with Portland — in 69 games with
Wells played 128 contests with Memphis and averaged 11.3 points, 3.3 rebounds
and 1.4 assists per game. The Grizzlies acquired him in December 2003 from the
Jackson has been a spark off Sacramento’s bench the past couple seasons,
netting 12 points per game last year. Injuries, though, limited his playing
time to just 25 games in 2004.
“Bobby is not only a talented player and great competitor, but he is an
individual of tremendous character,” said Grizzlies president of basketball
operations Jerry West. “He will be a veteran leader and an explosive scorer,
and we are thrilled to have him in a Memphis Grizzlies uniform.”
The veteran Ostertag owns career averages of 4.8 points, 5.6 rebounds and 1.7
blocks in 696 regular season games with the Utah Jazz and Kings. He played
nine seasons in Utah before spending the last two years with Sacramento.