The Hornets and Bobcats are in advanced discussions on a trade that would send center Tyson Chandler to Charlotte in exchange for fellow big man Emeka Okafor, according to NBA front-office sources.
It was not immediately known if the teams are ready to complete the swap -- or if the deal would expand to include other players or teams -- but sources close to the process said talks featuring Chandler and Okafor as the main components have been ongoing since late last week.
tale of the tape:
'08-09: 82 games 13.2 ppg 10.1 rpg 1.7 bpg 56% fg 18.01 PER
Contract: due $10.5 million, $11.5 million, $12.5 million, $13.5, $14.5 through 2013-14 season
'08-09: 45 games 8.8 ppg 8.7 rpg 1.2 spg 56.5% fg 13.44 PER
Contract: due $11.9 next season, has a player option for $12.8 million in 2010-11