NBA Roundtable

Hornets Salary Dump (Bobby Brown)

In Trade Talk on January 26, 2010 at 3:33 pm

RealGM reports

The Los Angeles Clippers today acquired guard Bobby Brown from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for a 2014 conditional second round draft pick and cash considerations. In a related move, the Clippers released guard JamesOn Curry from his 10-day contract.

Brown, 25, has appeared in 25 games for the Hornets this season and is averaging 6.6 points and 2.1 assists in 14.9 minutes per game.

New Orleans

Nicely played by New Orleans. They are now below the luxury tax threshold and they did most of the work by removing non-rotation worthy talent. Impressive maneuvering from Jeff Bower.

  • Hilton Armstrong to Sacramento
  • Devin Brown to Chicago
  • Bobby Brown to the Clippers
  • The only rotation player that they lost in all of this was Rasual Butler … and they had James Posey, Peja Stojakovic, Marcus Thornton, Julian Wright and Mo Peterson to fill that void.

Overall, they’ve done an excellent job of sorting out their finances without costing them much on the basketball side of the operation.

LA Clippers

The Clippers sent away a conditional second round pick which will likely never make it to New Orleans. Unimportant.

They also gained a poor-to-mediocre third string point guard who should be fourth in line for PG minutes behind Baron Davis, Sebastian Telfair and Mardy Collins in LA. Also unimportant.

Summary

Excellent trade for New Orleans.

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