Wednesday , Aug , 03 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Grizzlies deal Wells to Sacramento for Jackson

Memphis, TN (Sports Network) – The Memphis Grizzlies dealt shooting guard
Bonzi Wells to the Sacramento Kings on Tuesday for guard Bobby Jackson.

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
Trail Blazers.

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.”

Greg Ostertag was also included in the deal to the Grizzlies, but was then
traded later in the day to Utah as part of an NBA-record five-team, 13-player