Malik Rose.
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Mohammed & Brewer Traded to San Antonio
Knicks Acquire Malik Rose & Two First-Round Picks

NEW YORK, February 25, 2005 – New York Knickerbockers President of Basketball Operations Isiah Thomas announced today that forward Malik Rose and conditional first-round draft picks in 2005 and 2006 have been acquired from the San Antonio Spurs in exchange for center Nazr Mohammed and guard Jamison Brewer.

Rose, 6-7, 245-pounds, averaged 6.3 points and 4.6 rebounds in 50 games for the Spurs this season. The six-year NBA veteran held career averages of 7.4 points and 4.7 rebounds entering the 2004-05 season and was a member of the 1999 and 2003 NBA Championship teams in San Antonio.

The draft picks acquired are San Antonio’s 2006 conditional first-round selection and Phoenix’s conditional 2005 first-round selection originally acquired by the Spurs on Jun. 26, 2003 (in exchange for the draft rights to Leandro Barbosa).

Mohammed, 6-10, 250-pounds, averaged 10.9 points and 8.1 rebounds in 54 starts for the Knicks this season and recorded 16 point-rebound double-doubles. The six-year NBA veteran held career averages of 6.7 points and 5.3 rebounds entering the 2004-05 season.

Brewer, 6-4, 195-pounds, averaged 1.7 points and 1.2 rebounds in 13 bench appearances for the Knicks this season.

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