Christie Re-signs For $22 Million

Posted: July 17, 1997

Doug Christie, the runner-up as the NBA's most improved player last season, has re-signed with the Toronto Raptors for seven years and more than $22 million.

Christie, who had one year left on his original contract, made $1.35 million last season when he improved his numbers in all defensive and offensive categories. He averaged 14.5 points, 5.3 rebounds, 3.9 assists and 2.48 steals, which was second-best in the NBA.

BUCKS: NAME NEW GM Bob Weinhauer, the former Penn coach who joined Milwaukee an assistant to coach Chris Ford last August, was appointed the team's general manager.

HORNETS: REID RETURNS J.R. Reid signed with Charlotte as a free agent, more than four years after the club traded away the player it once made a first-round draft pick. Reid, who signed a two-year deal at undisclosed financial terms, played in France last season.

SONICS: OWNER AVAILABLE Seattle owner Barry Ackerley said he'd be happy to talk to Shawn Kemp if the disgruntled forward asks for a meeting.

CELTICS: RADJA TO GREECE Boston waived forward Dino Radja, who received a severance package reportedly worth $7 million to $8 million. Radja has signed a three-year deal with a Greek team worth $2 million a year.

NUGGETS: ROOKS COME TO TERMS Denver agreed to terms with first-round picks Danny Fortson and Bobby Jackson, who were acquired in a pair of draft-day trades last month. Tony Battie, the Nuggets' first-round pick, remains unsigned, but the Denver Post reports the team expects to sign him by the end of the week.

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