Bobcats Acquire Morris Peterson and DJ White from Thunder
February 24, 2011
Charlotte Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins announced today that the team has acquired guard Morris Peterson and forward DJ White from Oklahoma City in exchange for center Nazr Mohammed.
The 6-7 Peterson is in his 11th season in the NBA, having played in 711 games for Toronto, New Orleans and Oklahoma City, and has career averages of 10.7 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.9 assists in 27.2 minutes. Originally selected by the Raptors with the 21st pick in the 2000 NBA Draft, he was named to the All-Rookie First Team following the 2000-01 season. Peterson has scored in double figures 362 times in his 711 career games and has averaged double-figure scoring in four of his full 10 NBA seasons, including a career-best 16.8 points for Toronto in 2005-06.
The 6-9 White was initially selected by Detroit with the 29th pick in the 2008 NBA Draft before having his rights traded to Oklahoma City. He has played in 42 career games for the Thunder, averaging 4.4 points and 2.5 rebounds in 10.7 minutes, while shooting .519 from the field (81-156). In 23 games played this season, he has averaged 2.8 points and 2.3 rebounds in 9.5 minutes. White has also seen action in 16 games for the Tulsa 66ers, the Thunder’s NBA Development League affiliate, averaging 19.5 points, 9.6 rebounds, 1.4 blocks and 1.2 assists in 36.4 minutes, while shooting .591 from the field.
Mohammed was acquired by the Bobcats from Detroit on Dec. 14, 2007, in exchange for Primoz Brezec and Walter Herrmann. A 12-year NBA veteran, Mohammed played in 209 games for the Bobcats, averaging 7.2 points and 5.1 rebounds in 17.2 minutes. In 51 games played this season, he averaged 7.3 points and 4.9 rebounds in 16.7 minutes.