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A person familiar with the deal says the New Orleans Hornets have traded forward Trevor Ariza and center Emeka Okafor to the Washington Wizards for forward Rashard Lewis and a second-round draft pick.
The person spoke Wednesday on condition of anonymity because the deal had not yet been announced.
Lewis is entering the last season of a six-year, $118 million contract and could be a candidate for the amnesty clause.
The 29-year-old Okafor has never lived up to being the second pick in the 2004 draft. He averaged a career-low 9.9 points and 7.9 rebounds last season, missing time with a sore left knee. Ariza averaged 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds.
The Hornets didn't have a second-round pick in the draft. They also have the first and 10th selections in the first round.
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This is definitely not what Trevor Ariza signed up for when joining the Drew League this summer.
Having your ankles broken on a killer crossover happens to the best NBA players, just not when participating in an off-season pick-up game. Watch as New Orleans Hornet’s forward Trevor Ariza gets crossed-up and crumples to the floor when Drew Leaguer Brandon ”Bottoms” Heath...
The Washington Wizards are an intriguing team. They have talent, but they haven’t been able to turn that talent into wins. They started to re-make their roster last season, grabbing Nene from the Nuggets for JaVale McGee in a deal that also sent Nick Young to the Clippers.
Now, the Wizards are making more moves, sending Rashard Lewis and a second round pick for Trevor Ariza and...
The Hornets and Wizards agreed to a major trade Thursday that sends Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor to Washington for Rashard Lewis and the No. 46 pick in next week's draft. Lewis has one year and $22 million remaining on the blockbuster contract he signed with the Orlando Magic in 2007. He turns 33 in August and has played 13 NBA seasons since entering the NBA as a high school...
The New Orleans Hornets acquired forward Rashard Lewis and the 46th pick in the upcoming draft from the Washington Wizards in exchange for forward Trevor Ariza and center Emeka Okafor. Lewis, a two-time NBA All-Star, will enter his 14th season in the NBA after averaging 7.8 points and 3.9 rebounds in 28 games, including 15 starts, last season for Washington. He sustained a left...
NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Hornets traded forward Trevor Ariza and center Emeka Okafor to the Washington Wizards on Wednesday for forward Rashard Lewis and a second-round draft pick. Lewis is entering the last season of a six-year, $118 million contract and could be a candidate for the NBA's amnesty clause, meaning he may not end up playing for the Hornets if New Orleans...
NBA Finals aren’t even over and we have our first trade of the upcoming off-season, this is all being reported by Draft Express. The trade involves the Hornets sending Okafor and Ariza to Washington for Rashard and #46 pick. New Orleans trades Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza to Washington for Rashard Lewis and the #46 pick. Rashard Lewis contract is [...]
The Washington Wizards haven't given me too much to talk about as of late. That is until now. The Wizards made a move that truly makes sense as they were able to unload forward Rashard Lewis to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza.
Both players come to the Wizards as defensive specialists, an area Washington needed to improve. In addition to...
The New Orleans Hornets announced on Wednesday that they have acquired forward Rashard Lewis and the 46th pick in the 2012 NBA Draft from the Washington Wizards in exchange for forward Trevor Ariza and center Emeka Okafor.
“First, we want to thank Emeka and Trevor for their service on and off the court for our organization. Both of those gentlemen are good players and better people...
The Cavaliers have been rumored to be feeling out the Hornets for a trade at the number ten spot. New Orleans was insisting that any deal made would have to include the contracts of Trevor Ariza and Emeka Okafor.
That deal is out of the question now.
The Hornets traded Okafor and Ariza to the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis and the 46th pick in the draft.
It could also signal...
The NBA off-season is officially underway as the first trade has been made between the Washington Wizards and New Orleans Hornets. Here is my analysis on the deal which includes Emeka Okafor, Trevor Ariza, Rashard Lewis, and a pick in the up-coming 2012 NBA Draft.
Washington Wizards Get: C-Emeka Okafor, SF-Trevor Ariza
New Orleans Hornets Get: F-Rashard Lewis, 2nd round pick ...
First, JaVale McGee and Nick Young. Now, finally, Rashard Lewis.
Ted Leonsis and Ernie Grunfeld are systematically cleaning house. Loafing and underachieving are no longer going to be tolerated.
Somewhere in South Beach, Andray Blatche is shaking in his boots.
In just a few moves, Grunfeld is progressively transforming an immature team that was once the laughing stock of the...
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On Wednesday, as word broke of the New Orleans Hornets and Washington Wizards trade, there was a lot of instant analysis being done in the media and in social media outlets as well.
One of the main assumptions everyone seemed to jump to was that this trade signaled Washington’s intent to draft Bradley Beal at #3. On...