Wolves Acquire Antonio Daniels from New Orleans
The Minnesota Timberwolves announced the team has acquired guard Antonio Daniels and a future second-round draft pick from the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for guard Bobby Brown and forward Darius Songaila.
"Antonio has the ability to play both guard positions and will provide a veteran presence and added flexibility to our backcourt," said David Kahn, Timberwolves President of Basketball Operations. "This trade also provides increased flexibility for personnel moves beginning next summer."
Daniels, 34, was originally selected by the Vancouver Grizzlies with the fourth overall pick in the 1997 NBA Draft and has appeared in 867 games during his 12-year career, including stops in Vancouver, San Antonio, Portland, Seattle, Washington and New Orleans. The 6-4 guard owns career averages of 7.6 points and 3.4 assists per game. A standout at Bowling Green and the Mid-American Conference Player of the Year in 1997, Daniels has competed in the playoffs in 10 of his 12 NBA seasons.
Minnesota acquired Brown from the Sacramento Kings on Feb. 19, 2009, and the 6-0 guard appeared in 21 games for the Wolves last season, averaging 5.5 points and 1.4 assists per game. After going undrafted out of Cal-State Fullerton, Brown signed with Sacramento as a free agent and appeared in 47 games for the Kings prior to the trade.
Songaila, acquired by the Wolves from Washington on June 24, played in 77 games for the Wizards last season and averaged 7.4 points, 2.9 rebounds and 19.8 minutes per game. The 6-9 forward has played for Sacramento, Chicago and Washington with career averages of 7.0 points and 3.5 rebounds in 410 games (78 starts). The 6-9 forward was originally drafted by Boston with the 50th overall pick in the 2002 NBA Draft.