76ers keep dealing, unload Robinson on Hornets
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – The 76ers continued to shuffle their
roster before Thursday’s NBA trade deadline, acquiring forwards Rodney Rogers
and Jamal Mashburn from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for forward Glenn
Robinson has yet to play this season and is on the injured list with left
ankle tendinitis. The “Big Dog” is earning more than $12 million in the final
year of his contract and has been disenchanted in Philadelphia since losing
his starting spot in training camp.
The 32-year-old Robinson averaged 16.6 points and 4.5 boards per game in his
first season in Philadelphia last year. He has averaged 20.8 points, 6.1
rebounds and 2.8 assists per game in 679 career games.
Mashburn is also sidelined for the season due to a patella femoral irritation
of his right knee. Mashburn, who hasn’t stepped on the hardwood since March
2004, is earning $9.3 million this season and is slated to pocket $10.1
million next year.
Mashburn, 32, averaged 20.8 points and 6.2 rebounds over 19 games for the
Hornets last year. During his career, Mashburn has averaged 19.1 points, 5.4
rebounds and 4.0 assists per outing in 611 games.
Rogers, meanwhile, can become a free agent at the end of the season. The 33-
year-old has played in 30 games this season (26 starts) and is averaging 9.2
points and 4.7 boards per contest.
In his 12th NBA season, Rogers boasts career averages of 11.1 points, 4.5
rebounds and 2.0 assists per game in 838 games.
On Wednesday, Philadelphia acquired Chris Webber from the Sacramento Kings as
part of a six-player deal. Webber and forwards Michael Bradley and Matt Barnes
were sent to Philadelphia in exchange for forwards Kenny Thomas, Corliss
Williamson and Brian Skinner.