Sixers’ Nailon dealt to Cleveland
Philadelphia, PA (Sports Network) – Philadelphia 76ers forward Lee Nailon
was traded to the Cleveland Cavaliers in exchange for a conditional second-
round draft choice in the 2006 NBA draft, the team announced on Thursday.
Philadelphia also sent a 2006 second round pick to the Cavaliers.
Nailon was signed by the Sixers as a free agent in September and appeared in
22 games this season, averaging 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds per contest. The
forward came to Philadelphia after a solid 2004-05 campaign with the New
Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets, averaging 14.2 points and 4.4 rebounds in 68
Nailon, however, was arrested by Lower Merion Police earlier this season
on allegations of domestic violence and hasn’t played since a January 26 win
Nailon, a six-year NBA veteran, has played for six different teams in his
career and will be in his second stint with Cleveland, where he played in the
2003-04 campaign. He averaged 7.7 points and 3.0 rebound per game that year
with the Cavs.
For his career, he is averaging 8.6 points, 3.1 rebounds and 1.0 assists per
game. Nailon was originally selected by the Charlotte Hornets in the second
round of the 1999 NBA Draft.