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Biography

Keith Van Horn arrived to the NBA following an All-American career at Utah. A rangy 6'10 235-pound athlete, Van Horn had good hops, very good range on his jumper and was a decent-to-good college rebounder. NBA scouts looked for him to score as a pro. Van Horn became a New Jersey Net, and joined a good cast of players that had some believing the Nets could soon contend. Quickly, Van Horn was soon among the NBA's top scorers. But injuries and trades did both Van Horn and the team in. Van Horn has since bounced around the league looking for an opportunity. Race politics likely were behind his trade out of New York, where he had briefly been the team's top scorer, but was suddenly sent packing by Isiah Thomas. Highly paid as a scoring star, Van Horn has for years not gotten the minutes such pay usually warrants. Today, he is basically retired, never having gotten the chances his early potential hoped for.

Statistics

<stats>==== Regular season ====

Template:NBA player statistics start

1997–98 New Jersey 62 62 37.5 .426 .308 .846 6.6 1.7 1.0 .4 19.7
1998–99 New Jersey 42 42 37.5 .428 .302 .859 8.5 1.5 1.0 1.3 21.8
1999–00 New Jersey 80 80 34.8 .445 .368 .847 8.5 2.0 .8 .8 19.2
2000–01 New Jersey 49 47 35.4 .435 .382 .806 7.1 1.7 .8 .4 17.0
2001–02 New Jersey 81 81 30.4 .433 .345 .800 7.5 2.0 .8 .5 14.8
2002–03 Philadelphia 74 73 31.6 .482 .369 .804 7.1 1.3 .9 .4 15.9
2003–04 New York 47 47 33.5 .445 .373 .819 7.3 1.8 1.1 .4 16.4
2003–04 Milwaukee 25 15 30.6 .472 .458 .945 6.3 1.5 .6 .6 15.7
2004–05 Milwaukee 33 13 24.8 .449 .385 .862 5.0 1.2 .6 .3 10.4
2004–05 Dallas 29 3 23.6 .462 .375 .783 4.4 1.2 .5 .3 12.2
2005–06 Dallas 53 0 20.6 .424 .368 .832 3.6 .7 .6 .2 8.9
2007–08 Atlanta 45 5 21.0 .479 .505 .828 3.3 4.4 .2 .5 5.2
Career 575 463 31.6 .443 .361 .835 6.8 1.6 .8 .5 16.0

Player=Keith Van Horn Sport=NBA </stats>

Scouting Report

Offense

Van Horn is a big man (6'10") but has never played like one. Instead, he prefers to stand at the 3-point line and wait for a kick-out, where he can either shoot a long jumper (he's a career .361 shooter from downtown) or put the ball on the floor going to his right. When he drives, he has a tendency to get stripped of the ball, though, and he has very little court vision to find the open man if help comes. Van Horn has a few post moves, but is mostly effective down low only when he has a mismatch with a smaller SF.

Defense & Rebounding

Van Horn used to be a pretty good rebounder for a small forward, especially on the offensive end, but now he's mediocre at best on the boards. What's more, Van Horn is a brutally bad defender, lacking the quickness to stay with SF's and the toughness to stop PF's, who can post him up with impunity. Van Horn is such a liability on defense, in fact, that there is little reason to keep him on the floor if his shots are not falling.

Summary

Van Horn has found an ideal role in Dallas, where he is simply asked to come off the bench and provide instant offense. That said, his game is declining rapidly, and even his scoring rate (a career-low 17.3 Pts/40 in 2005-06) is falling off. He's a free agent after the season, but the buyers might want to beware: most players of Van Horn's ilk were out of the league within two years of their 30th birthday. The burden is on Van Horn to prove history wrong.

Vitals

Will... Provide scoring and a 3-point threat
Can't... Guard a soul
Expect... A greatly reduced sticker price in 2007
Don't Expect... Many more years of production

References


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Keith Van Horn

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Position: Small Forward

Team: Atlanta Hawks

Uniform Number: 31

Years in League: 9

Age: 31

Nickname: "KVH"

Height: 6'10"

Weight: 220

College: University of Utah

Selection: 2nd Overall

Drafted By: Philadelphia 76ers

NBA Debut: 1997-98

Salary: $15,694,250 (Free agent after season)

Date of Birth: October 23, 1975

Place of Birth: Fullerton, CA

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