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Nuggets get S. Williams from Boston

Posted: Thursday February 20, 2003 2:39 PM
Updated: Thursday February 20, 2003 4:58 PM

The Nuggets and Celtics agreed to a trade Thursday just hours before the deadline, with point guard Shammond Williams going to Denver for center Mark Blount and forward Mark Bryant.

Denver also receives cash and a second-round pick from Boston, Celtics spokesman Jeff Twiss said.

Williams, a fifth-year guard, was Boston's third-string playmaker, behind J.R. Bremer and Tony Delk. With the Nuggets, he will join Chris Whitney and rookie Junior Harrington as the point guards on the team with the league's second-worst record (12-43).

Williams, a fifth-year guard, was Boston's third-string playmaker, behind J.R. Bremer and Tony Delk. With the Nuggets, he will join Chris Whitney and rookie Junior Harrington as the point guards on the team with the league's second-worst record (12-43).

Williams averaged 7.3 points and 2.5 assists in 51 games for the Celtics.

In acquiring Blount and Bryant, the Celtics added size to a front line that has been hampered by Tony Battie's injuries and Vin Baker's ineffectiveness. Blount was averaging 5.2 points and 3.4 rebounds. He was a member of the Celtics his first two NBA seasons before signing with Denver last summer.

Bryant is being traded for the second time this season. He was sent earlier from Philadelphia to Denver in a three-way trade also involving Houston.

The Celtics will be the 10th NBA team for Bryant, a 14-year veteran who has scored only 13 points in 14 games this season.


 
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