Spurs trade Daniels to Portland
The San Antonio Spurs traded guard Antonio Daniels along with center Amal McCaskill and guard Charles Smith to the Portland Trail Blazers Monday in exchange for guards Steve Kerr and Erick Barkley.
The Spurs have also regained their 2003 second-round pick, which had been traded to Portland as part of the Derek Anderson-Steve Smith deal.
Daniels averaged 9.2 points and 2.8 assists in 82 games -- 13 starts -- for the Spurs last season. He had spent his last four seasons with San Antonio after playing for the Vancouver Grizzlies in his rookie campaign.
Daniels was originally drafted by the Grizzlies with the fourth overall selection of the 1997 NBA Draft. He owns career averages of 7.8 points and 3.3 assists in 350 games.
Smith averaged 7.4 points and 2.2 rebounds in 60 games -- 22 starts -- for the Spurs last season. He has also spent time with Miami and the Los Angeles Clippers over his four-year career.
McCaskill posted averages of 1.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 27 games last season for San Antonio.
Kerr, a 14-year veteran, has been a member of four NBA championship teams, including the Spurs' 1999 squad. He spent three seasons with San Antonio before being traded to Portland prior to last season.
Kerr, the NBA's all-time leader in three-point percentage (45.9 percent), averaged 4.1 points and 1.0 assists in 65 games last year for the Blazers. He has also played for Phoenix, Cleveland, Orlando and Chicago.
Barkley was selected by Portland in the first round -- 28th overall -- of the 2000 draft. Last season, he averaged 3.1 points and 1.8 assists in just 19 games.