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06-27-2003, 03:09 PM
T-Wolves trade for Center; Nasho headed elsewhere?

Wolves Trade Smith, Peeler to Milwaukee

MINNEAPOLIS (AP) -- The Minnesota Timberwolves traded forward Joe Smith and guard Anthony Peeler to the Milwaukee Bucks for guard Sam Cassell and center Ervin Johnson on Friday.

Cassell averaged 19.7 points a game for the Bucks last season, his 10th year in the league. He became expendable when the Bucks acquired veteran Gary Payton from Seattle last season.

"We want to put players on the floor, and that's what Sammy is," Timberwolves coach Flip Saunders said.

The Timberwolves expect Cassell to play alongside current point guard Troy Hudson and also relieve Hudson at the point.

Johnson averaged 2.2 points a game last year for the Bucks as a backup.

Smith missed 26 games because of injuries last season for the Wolves, his eighth year in the league. He averaged 7.5 points and five rebounds a game.

Peeler, Minnesota's all-time 3-point field goal leader, averaged 7.7 points a game last season.

06-27-2003, 03:50 PM
Wow, the Bucks got fleeced. How in the world did this happen? Cap room issues? Or was Sam Cassell just too unhappy about his contract in MIL? Johnson is a serviceable center and Cassell is a top 10-15 point guard. Joe Smith, well, he's one of the worse first overall picks in recent memory. Anthony Peeler is filler. I'm stunned.

06-27-2003, 03:53 PM
GP must have told the bucks that hes stayin. What a great trade for minnesota, they get an upgrade at point guard they can move hudson to two guard and move wally to three and KG to the four. Gosh if they added ZO this team is definitely a contender! They got rid of spares smith and peeler.


THe Twolves had the lakers on the edge of elimination. No way Rasho stays ervin johnson remember just played in the east?

06-27-2003, 06:56 PM
No GP for Fakers and thats good news.