SuperSonics acquire Patrick Ewing on September 20, 2000.

  • By Dan Johnson
  • Posted 3/06/2001
  • Essay 3070
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On September 20, 2000, the SuperSonics, in desperate need of the center they haven't had since Jack Sikma, acquire aging New York Knicks superstar Patrick Ewing in a four-team, 12-player deal. Seattle gives up relatively little in the deal; Horace Grant and Vernon Maxwell are the only everyday Sonics players included in the deal.

Ewing, who in 1997 was named one of the NBA's (National Basketball Association's) 50 greatest players of all time, leaves New York with career averages of 22.8 points per game, 10.4 rebounds per game and 2.65 blocks per game. One of only 12 players in league history to tally 20,000 points and 10,000 rebounds, Ewing holds Knicks records for most games played, most points scored, rebounds, steals, and blocks.


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