CLIPPERS FINALIZE TRADES WITH HAWKS AND 76ERS

For Immediate Release

The Los Angeles Clippers today announced two trades prior to the NBA trade deadline. The Clippers traded center Byron Mullens and a conditional second round draft selection to the Philadelphia 76ers for a future second round choice. In addition, the Clippers sent forward Antawn Jamison to the Atlanta Hawks for the draft rights to Cenk Akyol, a 2005 second round selection by the Hawks.

Mullens, 25, appeared in 27 games for the Clippers this season, averaging 2.5 points and 1.2 rebounds in 6.2 minutes per game. For his career, Mullens has appeared in 171 games (66 starts) with averages of 7.5 points and 4.3 rebounds in 18.7 minutes.

Jamison, 37, appeared in 22 games for the Clippers and averaged 3.8 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.4 steals in 11.4 minutes per game. Jamison scored his 20,000th point this season, making him one of only 20 players to have at least 20,000 points, 8,000 rebounds and 1,000 assists in NBA history. For his career, Jamison has appeared in 1083 games (864 starts) with averages of 18.5 points, 7.5 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 34.8 minutes.

Akyol, 26, was originally drafted by the Hawks with the 59th overall selection in the second round of the 2005 NBA Draft. The 6’6” guard from Turkey is a member of Galatasaray Liv Hospital of the Turkish Basketball League and has averages of 6.8 points, 1.9 rebounds and 1.6 assists in 21.0 minutes per game.