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Trivial Matters

Aug. 04, 2003
Aug. 04, 2003

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LUXURY OPTIONS The Lakers have added two free-agent future Hall
of Famers, Karl Malone and Gary Payton. With Malone, Kobe Bryant
and Shaquille O'Neal, Payton will be able to distribute the ball
to three scorers unlike those that he--or any other point
guard--has ever seen. Who is the only man to average 20 points in
a season while playing with Payton?

a. Vin Baker c. Ricky Pierce
b. Shawn Kemp d. Detlef Schrempf

HOMECOMING After one season with the Rockets and four with the
Blazers, Scottie Pippen has rejoined the Bulls. Pippen, Michael
Jordan, Steve Kerr and Toni Kukoc were among five players who
played in the Finals when the Bulls won their last title ('97-98)
and were still active last season. Who is the other one?

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP It's not only stars who are switching teams.
Match the newly acquired journeyman with the first NBA team with
which he signed.

1. Antonio Daniels, Sonics a. Grizzlies
2. Damon Jones, Bucks b. Magic
3. Kevin Ollie, Cavs c. Mavericks
4. Sean Rooks, Hornets d. Warriors

CALL TO ORDER Place these major figures from July 23's four-team
trade in order of career playoff games played.

a. Terrell Brandon c. Latrell Sprewell
b. Glenn Robinson d. Keith Van Horn

ANSWERS

LUXURY OPTIONS: c. The only man to average more than 20 points as
Payton's teammate was Ricky Pierce. Pierce averaged 20.5 in
1990-91 (Payton's rookie year) and 21.7 in '91-92.

HOMECOMING: Guard Randy Brown, who appeared in 32 games for the
Suns last year, played for Chicago in the 1997-98 Finals.

THIS WEEK'S MATCHUP: 1. a (first-round pick in 1997); 2. b (free
agent in '99); 3. d (free agent in '95); 4. c (second-round pick
in '92)

CALL TO ORDER: Sprewell (44 playoff games; went from Knicks to
T-Wolves); Brandon (38; from T-Wolves to Hawks); Van Horn (35;
from Sixers to Knicks); Robinson (26; from Hawks to Sixers)