Thunder acquires Tyson Chandler from the Hornets
The Thunder has acquired center Tyson Chandler from New Orleans in exchange for Chris Wilcox and Joe Smith, according to a league source with knowledge of the negotiations.
The Thunder will also include the draft rights to Devon Hardin, the 50th overall pick in the 2008 draft.
The New Orleans Hornets have traded starting center Tyson Chandler to the Oklahoma City Thunder for two big men with expiring contracts and another player, a league source told The Times-Picayune on Tuesday.
Chandler, who has missed 12 consecutive games with a sprained ankle, has been a key member of the Hornets since was obtained in a trade with the Chicago Bulls in July 2006. He was the team's main defensive enforcer and combined with star guard Chris Paul to form a highly effective alley-oop combo dubbed the Crescent City Connection.
The Hornets will be getting centers Chris Wilcox and Joe Smith from the Thunder. The Thunder will also include the draft rights to Devon Hardin, the 50th overall pick in the 2008 draft.