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Clippers acquire rights to Branden Dawson

POSTED: Jun 26, 2015 1:11 AM ET

Official release


The Los Angeles Clippers have acquired the draft rights to forward Branden Dawson from the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for cash considerations.

Dawson, 22, was a Second-Team All-Big Ten performer in his final season at Michigan State University. In 32 games, he averaged 11.9 points, 9.1 rebounds and 1.7 blocks.

Dawson (6'6", 225), finished his four-year career for the Spartans as the all-time leader in blocks (142), fifth in starts (121), sixth in steals (163) and seventh in rebounds (902). Is he one of three players in MSU history with 1,000 career points and 100 career blocks, joining Draymond Green and Adreian Payne.

A star at Lew Wallace High School in Gary, Indiana, Dawson was a 2011 McDonald's All-American after averaging 28.7 points, 18.6 rebounds and 5.6 assists.