The Orlando Magic have acquired guard Tyronn Lue from the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guard-forward Keith Bogans and cash considerations, General Manager Otis Smith announced today.
“Tyronn is a veteran point guard who fits in well with our style of play,” said Smith. “He shoots well from three-point range and adds needed depth at that position. We thank Keith for everything he gave to us and wish him all the best.”
Lue (6’0”, 175, 5/3/77) has played in 30 games this season for Milwaukee, averaging 4.7 ppg., 1.5 apg. and 1.2 rpg. in 13.1 minpg. He is shooting .467 (21-of-45) from three-point range and has scored in double figures three times, including a season-high 14 points on Nov. 24 @ Orlando. Lue led (or tied) the Bucks in assists three times.
Lue returns for a second stint with Orlando. He played in 76 games (69 starts) for the Magic in 2003-04, averaging 10.5 ppg., 4.2 apg. and 2.5 rpg. in 30.7 minpg. Lue was a member of the Los Angeles Lakers when they won back-to-back NBA Championships in 1999-2000 and 2000-01.
Lue was originally selected in the first round (23rd overall) of the 1998 NBA Draft by Denver. He has appeared in 540 career NBA regular season games with eight different teams (the L.A. Lakers, Washington, Orlando, Houston, Atlanta, Sacramento, Dallas and Milwaukee), averaging 8.6 ppg., 3.2 apg. and 1.7 rpg. in 23.0 minpg. Lue has also shot .392 (454-of-1,158) from beyond the three-point arc during his career.
Bogans (6’5”, 215, 5/12/80) has played in 36 games (15 starts) this season for Orlando, averaging 5.3 ppg. and 3.1 rpg. in 21.9 minpg. He shot .333 (42-of-126) from three-point range and scored in double figures six times.
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