Sixers trade Lee Nailon, pick to Cavs for pick
Philadelphia 76ers President Billy King announced today that the team has traded forward Lee Nailon and a 2006 second round pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a conditional second round pick in the 2006 NBA Draft.
Signed by the Sixers as a free agent on Sept. 22, 2005, Nailon appeared in 22 games this season for Philadelphia averaging 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 10.8 minutes per game. He shot 50.0 percent (40-80 FG) from the floor and 86.7 percent (13-15 FT) from the free-throw line. Nailon had his best performance this season on Nov. 13, 2005 vs. the LA Clippers, where he added 21 points and six rebounds in 25:25 minutes off the bench.
Currently in his sixth NBA season, Nailon has played for six different teams in his career: the Sixers (2005-06), Charlotte/New Orleans Hornets (2000-02, 2004-05), New York Knicks (2002-03), Atlanta Hawks (2003-04), Orlando Magic (2003-04) and the Cleveland Cavaliers (2003-04). For his career he is averaging 8.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists in 19.0 minutes per game. Nailon is a 47.4 percent shooter from the field and a 78.6 percent shooter from the free-throw line.
Nailon was originally selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the second round of the 1999 NBA Draft (43rd pick overall) after two years at Texas Christian University (1997-99). At TCU, Nailon averaged 23.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 2.2 assists in 63 career games.