4-team NBA trade sends Hawks' Robinson to Philly, Wolves' Brandon to Hawks
(AP) July 24, 2003 - The much-rumored four-team NBA trade has been completed, and it involves Latrell Sprewell, Glenn Robinson and Keith Van Horn.
The Minnesota Timberwolves received Sprewell from the New York Knicks, who get Van Horn from the Philadelphia 76ers. The Wolves send Terrell Brandon to Atlanta and center Mark Jackson to the Sixers. Philly gets Robinson.
Sprewell spent five years with the Knicks and helped them win the 1999 Eastern Conference championship. He averaged 16 points and shot 40 percent last season.
Robinson paced the Hawks in scoring at 20.8 points a game. Van Horn was jettisoned following his one and only season with the 76ers.
Brandon's career could be over because of recurring knee problems, but his $11 million contract is due to come off the salary cap in February, giving the Hawks space to become active in the free agent or trade markets.
posted 8:30am by Chris Rees