Friday , Jul , 14 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Hornets send Snyder to Rockets

Oklahoma City, OK (Sports Network) – The New Orleans/Oklahoma City Hornets
traded guard Kirk Snyder to the Houston Rockets in exchange for cash
considerations and a conditional 2008 second-round pick.

Snyder averaged 8.0 points and 2.4 rebounds in 68 games with the Hornets last
season. He was originally acquired by the team from Utah in a five-team, 13-
player deal on August 2, 2005.

“Although Kirk played a part in our resurgence last season, the recent and
impending moves we’ve made this summer would have left him with a limited
role,” said Hornets general manager Jeff Bower. “Making this trade gives us
the flexibility to continue to make improvements to our team.”

The Hornets will receive the higher second round draft slot between the two
teams in the 2008 NBA Draft.