View Full Version : Hornets trade Nachbar to Nets

2/23/2006, 05:34 PM
Hornets trade Nachbar to Nets (http://newsok.com/article/1769653/?template=home/main)

The Hornets have sent Bostjan Nachbar to the New Jersey Nets in exchange for center Marc Jackson and forward Linton Johnson, according to ESPN.com.

The trade was made Thursday, the day of the league's trading deadline. The deal is pending league approval.

Nachbar had been averaging five points and two rebounds a game for the Hornets. He had started 13 games this season, but was benched for all of December and saw his minutes wane. He had played more of late, subbing for an absent David West and an injured Chris Paul.

Jackson comes in to help the Hornets fill their need for a backup center. Jackson Vroman, one of the Hornets' reserves in the post, will miss the entire season with a broken wrist, it was announced Thursday.

The 6-foot-10 Jackson was averaging 11 minutes a game this season for the Nets, his fourth NBA team. Drafted out of Temple in 2000, Jackson was an All-Rookie pick, but he has never equaled the 13-point, 7.5-rebound average of his first year.

He was averaging 4.6 points and 2.6 rebounds for New Jersey. Johnson has appeared in just nine games this season, averaging just over a point per game and just under a rebound per game.

Johnson is in his third NBA season. He was undrafted out of Tulane. I like this trade.

Hornets trade away a stop-gap guy for a 6'10, 250+lb. bruiser that has the capability to score and add an inside presence and a 4-minute-breather-kinda guy to help offset the loss of Vroman.

2/23/2006, 05:38 PM
Was the Vroman injury as gruesome as Toby Rowland made it out to be last night? He said it was every bit as nasty as Theismann's, which I have a hard time fathoming.

2/23/2006, 05:43 PM
I was at IMPS, so I can't say.

But from what little I've heard, I didn't want to see it.

2/24/2006, 10:09 AM
They said the pic was in yesterday's Oklahoman. Might be able to find it there or online.....if you're registered, and interested.

jkm, the stolen pifwafwi
2/24/2006, 11:49 AM
i'm curious if they'll try to make a trade at anytime for eduardo? crowd favorite if nothing else...

2/24/2006, 12:02 PM
Trade deadline passed yesterday at 2pm, so it'd have to be the summer or next year if that were to happen.

OU Adonis
2/24/2006, 01:43 PM

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2/24/2006, 02:08 PM

Looks like it swolet up on him.

OU Adonis
2/24/2006, 02:14 PM
I wonder if he was in any pain?