Warriors Acquire Charlie Bell And Dan Gadzuric From Milwaukee

June 22, 2010
Warriors Acquire Charlie Bell And Dan Gadzuric From Milwaukee
Team Sends Corey Maggette & 44th Selection In 2010 NBA Draft To Bucks

Bell and Gadzuric were acquired by the Warriors in exchange for Corey Maggette and a 2010 second round draft pick.

The Golden State Warriors have acquired guard Charlie Bell and center Dan Gadzuric from the Milwaukee Bucks, in exchange for forward Corey Maggette and the 44th selection in the 2010 NBA Draft, the team announced today.

“Charlie and Dan are two high-character veterans who can provide us with some of the intangibles that we need on our squad,” said Warriors’ General Manager Larry Riley. “They are both experienced veterans who will be welcomed additions to our very young team. Additionally, while we certainly wish Corey well and thank him for his outstanding contributions the last two years, this will help alleviate a log-jam that we have at small forward and, more importantly, power forward, where we expect both Brandan Wright and Anthony Randolph to return from injuries and play an increased role on our team next season.”

Bell, 31, appeared in 71 games with the Bucks last season – including 39 in a starting role – averaging 6.5 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 22.7 minutes. He scored a season-high 19 points on November 21 at Memphis, one of 22 double-figure outings, and dished out a season-best six assists November 14 against the Warriors. In 39 games as a starter, the 6’3” guard averaged 8.7 points and 2.2 assists. Additionally, he averaged 9.0 points and 1.9 assists when logging at least 20 minutes (47 times) and appeared in three of Milwaukee’s seven playoff outings in its 2010 First Round series versus Atlanta (second career playoff experience).

A six-year NBA veteran, Bell enjoyed his most productive campaign during the 2006-07 season, when he averaged a career-high 13.5 points, 3.0 assists, a career-best 2.9 rebounds and converted a career-high 127 three-pointers in 82 outings with Milwaukee. Bell, who was not drafted by an NBA team, has played for three teams during his NBA career – Milwaukee (five seasons), Phoenix (five games in 2001-02) and Dallas (two games in 2001-02) – and has also experienced International stints in both the Italian and Spanish Leagues. He enjoyed a stellar four-year collegiate career at Michigan State, where he helped lead the Spartans to three consecutive appearances in the Final Four (1999, 2000, 2001) and four straight Big Ten Conference titles. He was named Michigan State’s Defensive Player of the Year during each of his four seasons in East Lansing.

Gadzuric (gahd-zah-REACH), 32, appeared in 32 games with the Bucks last season, averaging 2.8 points and 2.9 rebounds in 9.8 minutes. The 6’11” center scored a season-high 14 points and grabbed a season-best nine rebounds during the club’s regular season finale April 14 at Boston, his lone double figure scoring outing of the season. A native of Den Haag, Holland, Gadzuric appeared in each of Milwaukee’s seven playoff outings this Spring, averaging 2.7 points and 3.4 rebounds in 10.9 minutes (third career playoff appearance). He grabbed a post-season-best 10 rebounds in 17 minutes of action for the Bucks in Game 3 of their First Round series on April 24 against the Hawks.

Originally selected by the Bucks in the second round of the 2002 NBA Draft (33rd overall), Gadzuric has spent each of his eight NBA seasons in Milwaukee. His most productive NBA campaign occurred in 2004-05, when the UCLA alumnus appeared as a starter in 81 games and averaged career-high figures in scoring (7.3), rebounds (8.3) and minutes played (22.0). He ranked 20th in the NBA in rebounding during the 2004-05 season, 10th in offensive rebounding (3.2), recorded a career-best 19 double-doubles and posted the lone 20-point/20-rebound performance of his career on April 18, 2005, versus Philadelphia (21 points/career-high 20 rebounds).

Maggette, 30, appeared in 70 games with Golden State during the 2009-10 NBA season, averaging 19.8 points, 5.3 rebounds and 2.5 assists. He was originally signed by the Warriors as an unrestricted free agent on July 8, 2008, and spent each of the last two seasons in the Bay Area. An 11-year NBA veteran, Maggette has played for three teams – Orlando (one season), the Los Angeles Clippers (eight seasons) and Golden State (two seasons) – during his career, posting career averages of 16.6 points, 5.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 710 games.

The Warriors originally acquired the 44th selection in the 2010 NBA Draft yesterday (June 21, 2010), along with cash considerations, from the Portland Trail Blazers, in exchange for the 34th pick in the Draft.


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