Pistons Acquire Guard Lindsey Hunter From Toronto for Michael Curry

Franchise Swaps Veterans As Former Piston Returns To Detroit

Lindsey Hunter will wear red, white & blue for the 2003-04 season.
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AUBURN HILLS, Mich. - August 28, 2003 - Detroit Pistons President of Basketball Operations Joe Dumars announced today that the Detroit Pistons have acquired guard Lindsey Hunter from Toronto for forward Michael Curry.

“We’re very comfortable with Lindsey after having him play here in the past,” stated Dumars. “We know what type of energy and effort he brings to the game.”

Hunter, 32, is a former first round pick of the Pistons (10th overall, 1993) and played his first seven seasons in the NBA with Detroit averaging 11.2 points per game. He appeared in 29 games with the Raptors last season, averaging 9.7 points, 2.0 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 23.2 minutes per game. He missed 53 games overall due to injury, including the last 38 games of the season with a sore back. In his last complete NBA season, 2001-02, he averaged 10.1 points, 2.1 rebounds, 2.7 assists and 24.4 minutes in 82 games with Milwaukee and ranked seventh in the NBA in three-point field goals (152). In 681 NBA games, Hunter has averaged 10.4 points, 2.5 rebounds and 3.0 assists in 29.0 minutes per game. He scored the 6,000th point of his career at Boston on 2/7/01 and was also named to the 1993-94 NBA All-Rookie Second Team after averaging 10.3 ppg and 4.8 apg in 82 games with the Pistons.

Curry, 35, appeared in 78 games (77 starts) last season, averaging 3.0 points, 1.6 rebounds, 1.3 assists and 0.56 steals in 19.9 minutes per game. The nine-year pro averaged 3.8 points and shot .468 in home games (40) compared to 2.2 points on .320 shooting in away games (38). Curry scored a season-high 11 points three times last season (11/12 vs. New Orleans, 2/13 vs. Orlando and 2/17 vs. Miami) and dished out a season-high five assists at New Jersey (12/21) and at Boston (4/16).