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Hornets get 2nd-round pick in return

Updated: August 12, 2009, 10:03 PM ET
By Marc Stein | ESPN.com

The New Orleans Hornets, in a move to shed some payroll after the recent acquisition of Emeka Okafor, have sent swingman Rasual Butler and cash to the Los Angeles Clippers for a conditional second-round pick in 2016.

Butler is scheduled to earn $3.9 million next season. With the Clippers looking for an extra shooter and depth at both shooting guard and small forward, sources said the team was amenable to absorbing the final year of Butler's contract, which will save New Orleans nearly ...

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