Orlando, FL (Sports Network) - The Orlando Magic sent forward Ryan Anderson
to the New Orleans Hornets in exchange for forward/center Gustavo Ayon in a
sign-and-trade deal on Wednesday.
Anderson averaged career-bests in scoring (16.1) and rebounds (7.7) over 61
starts for the Magic last season and led the league in three-pointers made en
route to the NBA's most improved player award.
"We are very excited to add a player of Ryan's caliber to the Hornets
Organization and the New Orleans Community," Hornets general manager Dell
Demps said. "Ryan is a high character person, a good teammate and a player we
believe will make the Hornets a better team."
Ayon averaged 5.9 points and 4.9 rebounds per game during his rookie campaign
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