Ex-Laker stays with current champs

Updated: August 13, 2004, 9:00 PM ET
Associated Press

AUBURN HILLS, Mich. -- The Detroit Pistons re-signed veteran guard Lindsey Hunter on Friday.

The 33-year-old Hunter returned to Detroit last season after helping the Los Angeles Lakers win the 2002-03 NBA title. He played 33 regular-season games and averaged 3.5 points, 2.0 rebounds, 2.6 assists and 20 minutes.

In 23 playoff games, Hunter averaged 2.4 points, 1.4 rebounds and 11.9 minutes as the Pistons beat the Lakers in the NBA Finals.

Hunter was Detroit's first pick, 10th overall, in the 1993 draft. He spent his first seven seasons with the Pistons, followed by one season each with Milwaukee, the Lakers and Toronto.

Hunter ranks second among the Pistons' career leaders in 3-point field goals attempted (1,929) and 3-pointers made (714).


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