DALLAS -- After a long bout with knee problems, Dallas
Mavericks center Evan Eschmeyer has elected to retire, the team
Eschmeyer's decision ends a four-year career in which he played
in 153 games for the Mavericks, Golden State and New Jersey, the
team that originally drafted him in 1999.
"I feel like the luckiest person in the world to live a dream of
mine," said the 6-11, 250-pounder. "I am sad it has come to an
end, but I know I have given every ounce of effort every second
I have played."
The 29-year-old Eschmeyer missed all of last season following
knee surgery and only appeared in 48 games over two campaigns
A standout at Northwestern University, where he still ranks
among the top two in six major categories, Eschmeyer had his
best season in 1999-2000 with the Nets, averaging 3.4 points and
4.9 rebounds in 74 games.
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