Thursday , Jul , 13 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Suns land Piatkowski

Phoenix, AZ (Sports Network) – The Phoenix Suns signed unrestricted free
agent guard/forward Eric Piatkowski to a two-year contract on Thursday.

The 6-7, 215-pounder owns a .399 career three-point percentage, which is tied
for eighth amongst active players. He has averaged 7.7 points and 2.2 rebounds
over his 12-year career with the L.A. Clippers, Houston and Chicago.

“We’re happy to have added experience and one of the NBA’s best shooters to
our team as we pursue the goal of winning an NBA championship,” said Suns head
coach and general manager Mike D’Antoni.

Piatkowski, 35, averaged just 2.0 points and .8 rebounds in a career-low 29
games for Chicago last season.

He was drafted 15th overall in the 1994 NBA Draft by the Indiana Pacers and
was then traded to the Clippers, where he set franchise records for most
three-point field goals made (738), attempted (1,835) and three-point
percentage (.402) in nine seasons.