Rockets trade forward Glen Rice for Utah center John Amaechi

Updated: September 30, 2003, 8:49 PM ET

SALT LAKE CITY -- The Utah Jazz traded disgruntled center John Amaechi to the Houston Rockets Tuesday in exchange for veteran guard/forward Glen Rice and draft picks.

Rockets general manager Carroll Dawson said the move was made in order to keep the team from having to pay an expected luxury tax.

The deal allows the Jazz to unload Amaechi, who had been openly unhappy with the team the past two seasons. He averaged just two points in 50 games last season. He was still under contract ...

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