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.