NEW ORLEANS (AP) - The New Orleans Hornets have traded forward Trevor Ariza and center Emeka Okafor (eh-MEH'-kuh OH'-kuh-fohr) to the Washington Wizards for forward Rashard Lewis and a second-round draft pick.
Okafor has never lived up to being the second pick in the 2004 draft. He averaged a career-low 9.9 points and 7.9 rebounds last season, missing time with a sore left knee. Ariza averaged 10.8 points and 5.2 rebounds.
Lewis is entering the last season of a six-year, $118 million contract and could be a candidate for the amnesty clause.