Friday , Aug , 12 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Sacramento and forward Abdur-Rahim reach deal

=== Sacramento and forward Abdur-Rahim reach deal ===

Sacramento, CA (Sports Network) – The Sacramento Kings have reportedly come to
terms with free agent forward Shareef Abdur-Rahim, according to the Sacramento
Bee.

Abdur-Rahim, one of the most coveted and marquee players available during the
offseason, appeared to be headed to the New Jersey Nets in a trade with
Portland back on August 2. However, the deal was put on hold due to concerns
resulting from his physical examination by the Nets.

The trade was then rejected by New Jersey when Abdur-Rahim failed to pass the
club’s physical because of scar tissue in his right knee.

The third overall selection of Vancouver in 1996, Abdur-Rahim has averaged
19.8 points with 8.1 rebounds in 672 games with the Grizzlies, Atlanta Hawks
and Trail Blazers.

An All-Star in 2002, Abdur-Rahim averaged 16.8 points and 7.3 boards in 54
games with Portland last season.

SAC