Bullets Trade Vincent, Adams to Nuggets
The Washington Bullets, one day after acquiring Bernard King, traded forward Jay Vincent and guard Michael Adams to the Denver Nuggets Monday for guard Darrell Walker, a defensive specialist, and forward Mark Alarie.
The Bullets also announced the signing of veteran free-agent guard Frank Johnson, who opened last season as the National Basketball Assn. team’s starting point guard before being sidelined for 64 games with injuries.
Walker, a teammate of King on the New York Knicks until he was traded to the Nuggets during training camp last season, was an NBA all-rookie selection after the 1983-84 season with New York.
Alarie, the 18th pick in last year’s draft, averaged 7.9 points and 3.3 rebounds. Vincent, a seven-year veteran, became expendable when the Bullets acquired King, the former NBA scoring leader. King, a free agent, played only six games last season with the Knicks and is returning from major knee surgery.
King joined Washington as a free agent Sunday under the terms of a reported two-year, $2.1-million contract when the Knicks right of first refusal expired.