Magic acquire forward Archibald

Updated: December 26, 2003, 4:15 PM ET
ESPN.com news services

ORLANDO, Fla. -- The Orlando Magic made a deal with the Phoenix Suns for the second time this week as they acquired forward Robert Archibald for a future conditional second-round pick on Friday.

The 6-11, 250-pound Archibald has spent most of the season on the injured list with a sprained toe and has appeared in only one game, collecting one point, one rebound and an assist.

Archibald was acquired on September 30 in a six-player deal with the Memphis Grizzlies. The 23-year-old Archibald was selected by Memphis in the second round of the 2002 draft and had 19 points and 17 boards in 12 games as a rookie.

On Tuesday, the Suns acquired forward Donnell Harvey from the Magic for a second-round pick in the 2004 draft. Phoenix placed Achibald on the injured list with the flu to make room on the roster for Harvey.

To make room for Archibald, Orlando waived small forward Monty Williams, who is expected to retire from the NBA because of a serious knee injury.

Also, according to the Orlando Sentinel, the Magic have been awarded with a $1.4 million exception for forward Pat Garrity, who likely will miss the rest of the season after knee surgery. The club can use the exception to sign a player or include in a trade.

Garrity underwent surgery on his right knee on Dec. 1.

Information from SportsTicker was used in this report.

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