The four-team NBA trade that had been rumored for 24 hours was finally made Wednesday night.
Six players were involved, with Latrell Sprewell going to Minnesota, Glenn Robinson and Marc Jackson to Philadelphia, Keith Van Horn to New York and Terrell Brandon and Randy Holcomb to Atlanta.
Two draft picks were also exchanged, and the deal could have been even bigger.
Minnesota vice president Kevin McHale said negotiations continued throughout the day Wednesday and were complicated when a fifth team, which he would not name, tried to get involved. The process accelerated when that team dropped out Wednesday evening.
''I've found out one thing, that five general managers can't make a cake, but four can,'' McHale said.
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