Friday , Oct , 07 , 2005 C.Y. Ellis

Rockets part ways with Baker

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets announced Friday they have
released four-time All-Star Vin Baker.

Baker, who split time last season with the Rockets and New York Knicks,
averaged only 1.3 points, 1.4 rebounds and 7.6 minutes in 27 total games in

The 6-foot-11, 240-pound forward was acquired by the Rockets in February,
along with Moochie Norris, for Maurice Taylor.

Baker, who was selected in the first round (eighth overall) of the 1993
draft by the Milwaukee Bucks, has also spent time with the Seattle SuperSonics
and the Boston Celtics. He has played in 783 career contests, averaging 15.1
points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

The 12-year veteran was an All-Star from 1995-1998 and a member of the gold-
medal winning 2000 U.S. Men’s Olympic Team.