Saturday, July 19, 2003
Seattle inks guard to multiyear pact
SEATTLE -- The Seattle SuperSonics signed guard Antonio
Daniels on Saturday to a multiyear contract.
Terms of the contract were not disclosed.
"We're very excited that a player of Antonio's caliber has
decided to join the Sonics,'' said general manager Rick Sund.
"He's a very efficient player who will add veteran leadership and
depth to our backcourt. He can play both ends of the floor and,
having been a member of an NBA Championship team, brings a
tremendous level of experience with him to Seattle."
The 28-year-old Daniels played for the Portland Trailblazers
last season, where he played 67 games and averaged 3.7 points, 1.1
rebounds and 1.3 assists.
In 417 career NBA games, Daniels, a member of the 1998-99 NBA
Champion San Antonio Spurs, has averaged 7.1 points, 1.7 rebounds,
3.0 assists and 21.3 minutes.
The 6-foot-4 guard was originally drafted by the Vancouver
Grizzlies in the first round of the 1997 NBA Draft from Bowling
Green State University, where he averaged 16.1 points, 2.9 rebounds
and 5.2 assists in four years.
He was named the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year and
a John Wooden All-American Team finalist as a senior.