Hornets trade Magloire to Milwaukee
New Orleans, LA (Sports Network) – The Hornets have reportedly traded center
Jamaal Magloire to the Milwaukee Bucks. In exchange, New Orleans/Oklahoma City
will receive swingman Desmond Mason, a 2006 first-round draft pick and an
undisclosed amount of cash.
According to the New Orleans Times-Picayune, the trade will be come official
later on Wednesday.
Magloire, a 2004 All-Star, will add a physical and imposing presence to
Milwaukee’s frontcourt that includes Dan Gadzuric and 2005 No. 1 overall pick
The 6-11 Magloire appeared in only 23 games last year due to a broken right
ring finger and averaged 11.7 points and 8.9 rebounds. In 2003-04, the 27-
year-old appeared in his only All-Star game by posting career-highs with 13.6
points and 10.3 boards per contest.
Originally selected by the Charlotte Hornets with the 19th overall pick in the
2000 NBA Draft, the Kentucky product has netted 9.5 points and grabbed 7.4
rebounds in 343 career regular-season games.
Mason, who will be entering his sixth season, was rumored to be traded for
quite some time after the team elected to keep All-Star guard Michael Redd.
The 28-year-old Mason, who has also spent 2 1/2 years with Seattle, scored a
career-high 17.2 points while hauling in 3.9 rebounds and dishing out 2.7
assists per game last season.
In his career, the Oklahoma State product is tallying 12.9 points and 4.5
board per outing.