Keith Van Horn's NBA Career
Keith was drafted as the 2nd overall pick in the 1997 NBA draft by the 76ers and his rights were immediately traded to the New Jersey Nets where he played from 1997-2002. He was named 1st Team All Rookie in his 1st season, averaging 19.7 points and 6.5 rebounds and leading the Nets to the playoffs. His best individual season came in 1999 when he averaged 21.8 points (5th in NBA) and 8.5 rebounds.
He was an important part of the 2002 Nets team that won the Eastern Conference Championship, leading the team in rebounding and placing second in scoring, but they eventually lost to the Los Angeles Lakers in the 2002 NBA Finals. He hit the game-winning three point shot against the Boston Celtics in game 6 of the 2002 Eastern Conference Championships to send the Nets to the NBA finals. He ranks in the Nets top ten in several statistical categories including points, field goals made, three point field goals made and attempted, and offensive and defensive rebounds.
On August 6, 2002 Van Horn was traded to his original team, the Philadelphia 76ers. He spent one year with the 76ers placing second on the team in scoring and rebounding while the Sixers made the second round of the NBA playoffs. After spending the year with the 76ers he was traded to the New York Knicks. His stint with the Knicks was short; on February 16, 2004 he was traded to the Milwaukee Bucks, then to the Dallas Mavericks. Spending nearly two seasons with Dallas, Keith played a key sixth man role and helped the Mavericks win the 2006 Western Conference Championship. Keith finished his NBA career in 2008.
Keith's NBA Career Stats
- Points Per Game: 16
- Rebounds Per Game: 7
- Field Goal Percentage: 44.3%
- Free Throw Percentage: 83.5%