Thursday, June 28, 2007

Steve Francis Traded to Portland

The first Terp to make the news on NBA Draft night was... Steve Francis (1998-99). ESPN reports that Francis was traded from the New York Knicks to the Portland Trailblazers:
The Knicks and Trail Blazers reached agreement on a deal that swaps [Zach] Randolph and teammates Dan Dickau and Fred Jones for guard Steve Francis and Channing Frye.

Francis has only two seasons left on his contract, worth just over $34 million, but possesses the option to become a free agent after next season. The Blazers, however, are planning to buy out Francis' contract and make him a free agent this summer, sources said.

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