Sixers deal Green to Hornets

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PHILADELPHIA -- The Philadelphia 76ers have acquired forwards Darius Songaila and Craig Brackins from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for guard Willie Green and forward/centre Jason Smith.

Songaila spent just one season with New Orleans after also playing for Washington, Chicago and Sacramento in a seven-year career. He averaged 7.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 75 games, all but one off the bench, last season. The former Wake Forest star has career NBA averages of 7.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 485 games.

Brackins was the 21st overall choice of the 2010 NBA Draft after a standout career at Iowa State. He was originally selected by Oklahoma City, then traded with Quincy Pondexter to New Orleans in a deal that sent Cole Aldrich and Morris Peterson to the Thunder. The 6-foot-10 Brackins averaged 16.5 points and 8.5 rebounds for the Cyclones last season.

"We made the move for these two players to add additional depth to our front court and to add out-court shooting, which was an area that we felt needed improving," said new Sixers president Rod Thorn. "Songaila is a hard-working, veteran forward who will give us another option up front and Brackins is a rookie that we feel has a chance to develop into a very productive player at this level."

Green spent his first seven seasons with the 76ers and last year averaged 8.7 points with 2.1 assists in 73 games, including 18 starts. The University of Detroit product has career averages of 9.4 points and 1.7 assists in 422 NBA games, including 211 starts. His best season was 2007-08, when he started all 74 games he played and averaged 12.4 points.

Smith has appeared in 132 games, all but three off the bench, in his two seasons with Philadelphia. The seven-footer from Colorado State has averaged 4.0 points and 2.8 rebounds.


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