ATLANTA HAWKS SEND WILLIE GREEN TO CLIPPERS IN SIGN-AND-TRADE DEAL

Atlanta Acquires Rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis

ATLANTA, July 30, 2012 - The Atlanta Hawks today completed a sign-and-trade transaction that sends Willie Green to the Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for the rights to Sofoklis Schortsanitis, it was announced by President of Basketball Operations/GM Danny Ferry.  The move also creates a trade exception for the Hawks.

Schortsanitis was selected by the Clippers in the second round (34th overall) of the 2003 NBA Draft.

Green played in 53 regular season contests for Atlanta in 2011-12, averaging 7.6 ppg and 1.5 rpg in 17.4 mpg (.471 FG%, .442 3FG%, .857 FT%).

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