Sep 242010
New Sixer Darius Songalia

New Sixer Darius Songalia

September 23 Philadelphia Inquirer:

“The 76ers have traded guard Willie Green and big man Jason Smith to the New Orleans Hornets, a source within the team confirmed. In exchange, the Sixers receive 6-foot-9 big man Darius Songalia and 6-foot-10 power forward Craig Brackins. The trade is pending physicals.

Green, 29, has been with the Sixers since the 2003-2004 season. In his 7 seasons with the Sixers, he’s averaged 9.4 points in 22.8 minutes a game. Of his 422 career games, he’s started 211. Smith, 24, is entering his 4th NBA season. He missed the 2008-09 season with a torn ACL. In his rookie year, he averaged 4.5 points a game; last season, he averaged 3.4 points a game and played in only 56 games.

In exchange, the Sixers acquire two frontcourt players in Songalia and Brackins.

Songalia, 32, has previously played for four NBA teams – the Kings, Bulls, Wizards, and Hornets. The Sixers will be his fifth. He’s a member of the Lithuanian National Team. In his 7 NBA seasons, Songalia has averaged 7.0 points and 3.5 rebounds. Last season with the Hornets, he averaged 7.2 points in 18.8 minutes a game.”

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