Wednesday , Jul , 12 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Mavs send Daniels to Pacers for Croshere

Indianapolis, IN (Sports Network) – The Indiana Pacers announced on Wednesday
they have acquired forward/guard Marquis Daniels from the Dallas Mavericks in
exchange for forward Austin Croshere.

The deal ends Croshere’s nine-year tenure in Indiana, where he averaged 7.5
points and 4.3 rebounds per game in 540 contests. Croshere was the team’s
first-round pick in 1997.

“We hate to see Austin go. He has been nothing but class in the nine years he
has been here and he has been an important part of our success,” said Pacer
president Larry Bird. “He is someone I’m personally going to miss.”

Daniels, meanwhile, averaged 9.3 points, 3.3 assists and 2.4 rebounds per game
in three seasons with Dallas, which signed him as an undrafted free agent in

“We’re very happy to have Marquis join our team,” added Bird. “He can play
multiple positions and brings things to our team we didn’t have. He’s
athletic, long and very skilled.”