Hornets sign Marks to bolster frontcourt

Updated: August 28, 2008, 4:02 PM ET
Associated Press

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Hornets on Thursday signed free agent Sean Marks, a nine-year NBA veteran who can play both power forward and center.

Sean Marks

Marks

Center
Phoenix Suns

Profile

2008 Season Stats
GM PPG RPG APG FG% FT%
19 3.1 1.9 0.2 .535 .632

"We are excited for Sean to join our team," said Hornets general manager Jeff Bower, who did not release terms of the contract, citing team policy. "He is a veteran leader who has been on winning teams and will be a great addition to our frontcourt."

The 6-foot-10, 250-pound Marks has been a role player throughout his career with Toronto, Miami, San Antonio and Phoenix, averaging 3.1 points and 1.9 rebounds in 9.1 minutes per game.

The former Cal-Berkeley standout also holds the distinction of being the first New Zealand native to play in the NBA.

Marks played in 19 games for the Suns during the 2007-08 season.


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