The Philadelphia 76ers selected Utah All-America Keith Van Horn with the second overall pick in the 1997 draft before swapping his rights the following day to the New Jersey Nets in an eight-player deal.
The Nets also got Lucious Harris, Michael Cage and Don MacLean in the deal, sending Jim Jackson, Eric Montross and the rights to first-round picks Tim Thomas and Anthony Parker the other way.
Despite missing 20 games with a torn tendon in his right ankle and later a broken toe, Van Horn was an All-Rookie first team selection with the improved Nets in 1997-98, averaging 19.7 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.0 steals in 37.5 minutes a game on .426/.308/.846.
He was fifth in the NBA in scoring in the lockout-shortened 1999 season, putting up 21.8 points per game, a career best.
Van Horn missed 33 games in 2000-01 after breaking his left leg and saw his minutes reduced as New Jersey made some big additions en route to the NBA Finals in 2001-02.
In five seasons with New Jersey, Van Horn averaged 18.2 points and 7.6 rebounds in 34.7 minutes a game with a shooting slash line of .434/.346/.837.
He played twice in the playoffs with the Nets, in 1998 and 2002, and in 23 games averaged 13.2 points and 6.2 rebounds in 31.3 minutes per game while shooting .407/.430/.734.
Injuries slowed Van Horn, who left the NBA after nine seasons in 2006 after spending time with the New York Knicks, Milwaukee Bucks and Dallas Mavericks.
His contract came back to New Jersey in the February 2008 deal that sent Jason Kidd back to the Mavericks and he was officially bought out that fall.