Celtics Acquire Point Guard Dan Dickau
The Boston Celtics announced today they have acquired point guard Dan Dickau from the New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets. In exchange the Celtics will send New Orleans/Oklahoma City Miami’s 2006 second round draft choice, which the Celtics acquired in a previous deal.
Dickau, a 6-0 guard, enjoyed his best season in 2004-05 with Dallas and New Orleans, achieving career-high’s in nearly every major statistical category. In 71 appearances, including 46 starts, he averaged 12.5 points and 4.9 assists in 29.4 minutes per game. After being acquired from Dallas, Dickau averaged 13.2 points, 5.2 assists and 1.1 steals per game in 67 appearances with the Hornets.
The 28th selection in the 2002 NBA Draft by Sacramento, Dickau played his first season with Atlanta, averaging 3.7 points and 1.7 assists per game in 50 appearances. In 2003-04, his second season in the NBA, Dickau averaged 2.2 points per game in 43 appearances with Atlanta and Portland.
Dickau played his final two seasons of college basketball at Gonzaga, after transferring from the University of Washington. As a senior at Gonzaga, he was named a First Team All-American by the AP, becoming the first player in school history to earn that distinction. He was also a finalist for the Wooden and Naismith awards, while leading the West Coast Conference in scoring with 21.0 points per game.