Detroit ships Jerry Stackhouse to Washington

Posted Sep 11, 2002

The Detroit Pistons traded Jerry Stackhouse to the Washington Wizards in a six-player deal involving shooting guard Richard Hamilton. The Pistons shipped Stackhouse, forward Brian Cardinal and center Ratko Varda to the Wizards for Hamilton, forward Bobby Simmons and guard Hubert Davis. Stackhouse led the team in scoring and assists, but the Pistons were not willing to give him a long-term contract down the road and made the deal to get Hamilton, who is nearly four years younger.

Stackhouse averaged 21.4 points, 4.1 rebounds and 5.3 assists per game. He shot just 39.7% from the field and 28.7% from three-point range. Stackhouse is one of the top players in the NBA in drawing fouls and getting to the charity stripe. He made 85.8% from the line and attempted 10.1 free throws per game in 2001-01.

Stackhouse averaged 29.8 points per game that season and was willing to sacrifice some of his game as the Pistons were one of biggest surprises in the NBA as they won the NBA Central Division with a 50-32 mark.

However, he struggled in the playoffs as he averaged only 17.6 points per game and shot just 32.1% from the field. He was just three of 18 from the field and scored just eight points in their playoff-ending loss to Boston.

Brian Cardinal averaged just 2.1 points, 0.8 rebounds and 0.2 assists per game in eight contests.

Varda played in just one game, scoring five points and grabbing one rebound.

Hamilton was the Wizards’ second leading scorer behind Michael Jordan as he averaged 20.0 points, 3.4 rebounds and 2.7 assists per game. He just completed his third year in the NBA and will become a restricted free agent next summer. Hamilton started 57 of 63 games played last season.

Davis is one of the NBA’s top outside threats. He finished sixth in the league in three-point percentage after making 45.2% from beyond the arc. Davis averaged 7.2 points, 1.5 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. The 32 year old guard started 17 of 51 games played.

Simmons averaged 3.7 points, 1.7 rebounds and 0.6 assists per game last season as a rookie.

The Wizards signed free agent Byron Russell from Utah earlier this week and they are expected to have Michael Jordan back for one more season. They finished 37-45 last season.


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