(absolutely the wrong Hunter)
Because it takes more than one man to replace Chris Andersen. From the AP :
The Philadelphia 76ers traded center Steven Hunter to the New Orleans Hornets on Wednesday for two second-round draft picks.
It’s the Hornets’ second trade in a 24-hour span in an attempt to reinforce their front line following the dismissal of forward Chris Andersen last week for violating the NBA’s drug policy.
“We were real small,” coach Byron Scott said at the team’s shootaround. “We’ve gotten bigger in a matter of minutes.”
Hunter, a 7-footer, is averaging 4.9 points and 3.4 rebounds in 35 games with the 76ers this season. A first-round pick by Orlando in 2001, he played three seasons with the Magic and one with Phoenix before signing with Philadelphia as a free agent before this season.
The Hornets are giving up their 2006 and 2007 second-round picks and will also receive cash considerations from Philadelphia. On Tuesday, the Hornets acquired Aaron Williams from Toronto for their other 2006 second-round pick and a 2009 second rounder. Williams is expected to be in uniform for New Orleans’ game against Chicago on Wednesday night.
The Hornets have two first-round picks in this year’s draft, including one they received from Milwaukee when they swapped Jamaal Magloire for Desmond Mason in the preseason.