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Old 09-23-2010, 12:13 PM   #1
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Default Sixers trade Willie Green/Jason Smith to Hornets for Darius Songaila/Craig Brackins
The Sixers have traded guard Willie Green and forward Jason Smith to the New Orleans Hornets for 6-9 Darius Songalia and 6-10 Craig Brackins, a league source said.

Presumably, this is a move to allow the Hornets to get rid of some contracts, even if Brackins only has a low-level rookie deal. Smith is in the final year of his deal and Green could be in the final year of his.

Songalia, entering his eighth pro season, averaged 7.2 points and 3.1 rebounds in 19 minutes per game in 75 appearances for the Hornets last season. He also has played for Sacramento, Washington and Chicago in his career. He is considered a good shooter, with a career field goal percentage of .499.

Brackins, 22, was drafted by Oklahoma City out of Iowa State and then traded on draft day to New Orleans in the cole Aldrich deal. He has now been traded a second time before even playing a game. Brackins struggled at times with the Hornets summer league in Las Vegas and is only 230 pounds, meaning he will need to get stronger.

Green averaged 8.7 points and 2.1 assists last season in 73 games.

Smith posted 3.4 points and 2.4 rebounds in 57 games.

Doug Collins is expected to meet with the media this afternoon.
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