Suns acquire Knight in trade

Posted: Wednesday, October 01, 2003

PHOENIX (AP) The Phoenix Suns on Tuesday acquired three players, including guard Brevin Knight, from the Memphis Grizzlies for forward Bo Outlaw and center Jake Tsakalidis.

The Suns also got forward Robert Archibald and center Cezary Trybanski in the deal that Suns president Bryan Colangelo said will allow the team greater flexibility.

Knight is a seven-year NBA veteran who averaged 3.9 points, 4.2 assists and 1.3 steals for Memphis last season. Archibald was selected by the Grizzlies in the 2002 draft and averaged 1.6 points and 1.4 rebounds in 12 games as a rookie.

Trybanksi, also a rookie last season, averaged 0.9 points and 0.9 rebounds in 15 games.

The 6-foot-8 Outlaw averaged 4.7 points and 4.6 rebounds in 80 games last season. Tsakalidis, a 7-2 center, averaged 4.9 points and 3.7 rebounds in 33 games.

''We are certainly happy to acquire the experience, defensive skills and high energy of Bo Outlaw. In addition, we have an opportunity to add some real size and strength with Tsakalidis on our team,'' Grizzlies president Jerry West said in a statement. ''We are losing three great people, but we needed additional size and strength in the middle, and this trade helps us reach our goal.''

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