posted on Feb, 19 2004 @ 02:20 PM
DETROIT -- Rasheed Wallace moved to the Detroit Pistons in a three-team trade Thursday after playing just one game for the Atlanta Hawks. Atlanta
acquired Wallace from Portland last week.
In a deal put together shortly before Thursday's NBA trading deadline, the Pistons sent center Zeljko Rebraca, guard Bob Sura and a first-round draft
pick to the Hawks. Detroit also sent guards Lindsey Hunter and Chucky Atkins and cash to the Boston Celtics. The Pistons received guard Mike James
from the Celtics.
Portland sent Wallace and reserve Wesley Person to Atlanta for Shareef Abdur-Rahim and two other players Feb. 9.
The Pistons figure Wallace, who's averaging 17.1 points and 6.6 rebounds, can provide frontcourt help for the playoffs. They had the best record in
the East last season but were swept by the New Jersey Nets in the conference finals.
[Edited on 2/19/2004 by Ben]