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Press Release: Clippers Trade For Rights Of Michineau And Stone

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The LA Clippers have traded the rights of University of Kansas forward Cheick Diallo to the New Orleans Pelicans in exchange for the rights to French point guard David Michineau and University of Maryland center Diamond Stone. Diallo was picked with the 33rd pick, while Michineau was the 39th pick and Stone the 40th pick in the 2016 NBA Draft.

Michineau, 22, has spent the last three seasons with ES Chalon-Sur-Saone in France. In three seasons with Chalon, he averaged 4.2 points and 1.3 assists while shooting 41 percent from the field in 74 games (five starts). Michineau, 6”4”, 180 pounds, is a French native.

Stone, 19, played one season at the University of Maryland, where he was named the AP Big Ten Newcomer in 2016. The Milwaukee native averaged 12.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 1.6 blocks in 35 games (all starts), helping lead the Terrapins to the Sweet Sixteen.

Stone, 6’11”, 255 pounds, was a member of the gold-medal winning 2014 U-17 World Championship Team and the 2014 FIBA Americas U16 Championship. Rated a consensus top 10 player coming out of Dominican High School, Stone was a McDonald’s All-American.