Atkins headed to Wizards in trade for former No. 1 pick

Another USF alum is moving on.

On Friday, the Washington Post reported that former Bulls basketball player Chucky Atkins was part of a sign-and-trade deal between the Los Angeles Lakers and the Washington Wizards, sending the guard, along with teammate Caron Butler for former No. 1 overall 2001 draft pick Kwame Brown.

Atkins, who is one of three players whose number is retired and hung in the Sun Dome, had become a regular starter on the Phil Jackson-less Lakers last season, averaging 13.6 points and 4.4 assists in 82 starts.

The 1996 graduate, who has been with three teams in the past two seasons, also shot 39 percent on three-pointers.

Atkins turns 31 next month, and will earn $4.5 million, though becomes an unrestricted free agent next summer.

While at USF, the Orlando native became the 11th Bull to score 1,000 points for his career, and is fifth all-time in scoring with 1,619. He has also played three seasons with the Detroit Pistons and one season with the Boston Celtics.