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Bulls trade Basden

[From the Diaries. Well this is pretty random. I knew following the scrubs sent down to the D-League all season would pay off some day. Although...I don't remember Andriuskevicius doing much down there (7.0 ppg and 4.2 rpg in 18.9 mpg is what the bulls.com article says, I'll try and locate a full stat page). At least it was small-for-big (and youth). -Matt

UPDATE: Here are his 2006 Summer League stats. 16.5mpg, 6ppg, 3.3rpg. Also seems to foul a lot...he'll fit right in. ]

Bulls.com is reporting that Eddie Basden was traded to Cleveland for Lithuanian center Martynas Andriuskevicius.  Ok, that's the last time I type that guy's full name out.  Can we get a nickname please?  

Here's what Pax says about him:

"Martynas is a young big that we view as a player who needs development with his strength and skill, but has the potential to make it in this league," said Executive Vice President of Basketball Operations John Paxson. "We are always looking for size and skill, and feel he is a young player that we are willing to take a strong look at." I remember back  during the Euro Draft craze, Chad Ford menioned this guy as a potential Top 5 pick.

Eddie, we hardly knew ye...

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