Thursday , Feb , 23 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Rockets send Anderson to Miami for Fitch

Houston, TX (Sports Network) – The Houston Rockets and Miami Heat exchanged
former Kentucky Wildcats in a trade deadline deal on Thursday, as Houston sent
guard/forward Derek Anderson to Miami in exchange for guard Gerald Fitch.

Anderson gives the Heat another scoring option as the second half of the
season gets underway. The veteran, who spent time with the Cleveland
Cavaliers, Los Angeles Clippers, San Antonio Spurs and Portland Trail Blazers
before joining the Rockets in the offseason, averaged 10.8 points, 4.2
rebounds and 2.7 assists in 20 games (eight starts) this season.

The swingman has averaged 13.0 points, 3.6 assists and 3.4 rebounds throughout
his NBA career.

Despite Fitch’s successful four years at Kentucky, where he ranks fourth on
UK’s all-time three-point list (199), he was not drafted and spent the
majority of the 2004-05 season in Europe after a short stint with the
Washington Wizards.

The guard is averaging 4.7 points, 1.8 assists and 1.7 rebounds in 18 games
this season with Miami, his first full campaign in the league. In his lone
start of the season versus Utah, Fitch posted 10 points, four assists and one
rebound in a 100-94 victory.