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Monday, September 10, 2007

Denver F Reggie Evans won't be coming to the Magic

The Denver Nuggets sent forward Reggie Evans and the draft rights to forward Ricky Sanchez to the Philadelphia 76ers on Monday in exchange for swingman Steven Hunter and forward Bobby Jones.

"This move greatly helps us add depth at our center position while reducing our inventory of power forwards. Reggie played a valuable role for us during his time in Denver and we appreciate his professionalism." said Mark Warkentien, Denver's vice president of basketball operations.

Evans averaged 5.0 points and 7.5 rebounds in 92 games for the Nuggets after his acquisition from Seattle on Feb. 23, 2006. He led the league in rebounds per 48 minutes last season at 19.7.

"He is an accomplished rebounder that we feel will make an immediate impact and will exemplify our commitment to hard work, rebounding and defense," 76ers general manager Billy King said.

-from CBSsportsline.com

3 Comments:

  • At 7:23 PM, Blogger Mike from Illinois said…

    So much for the trade rumor that had the Magic sending Garrity and Dooling or Arroyo for Evans. That's too bad; I think Evans would have helped the Magic defensively, especially rebounding. Otis Smith seemed to be in no hurry to do this deal, and that prevented the Magic from getting a decent defensive player. Also, we still have the "glut" at PG.

     
  • At 11:47 PM, Blogger OVERWADED said…

    Otis said he was in no hurry to make this or any deal saying that any deal that is out there, will be there as the season approaches...obviously not.

    I kind of figured our deal with Denver was dead after we signed Foyle. Although I was still hoping we'd go after Evans. He could have helped with defense, rebounds, and especially in the enforcer area. Plus Garrity would have finally been gone, and we'd have solved the PG issue.

    I have a feeling Otis isn't going to make any deals before the start of the season. I can see our roster working, but it’ll interesting to see how minutes are passed out, especially at the point guard position, unless we just end up playing Dooling out of position again.

     
  • At 10:11 AM, Blogger coach said…

    That's not too bad.At least the Magic big men can rest their fear now of this nut grabber . Imagine Howard wearing a steel supporter in all those practice games !!

     

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