LA Clippers Trade for Willie Green
The Los Angeles Clippers have added on yet another veteran, agreeing to acquire Willie Green from the Atlanta Hawks via sign and trade. The Clippers give up the rights to Sofocles Schortsianitis who they drafted back in 2003 (34th pick). “Sofo” played one summer league for the Clippers but never officially joined the team.
Green played a season in New Orleans with Chris Paul. At 31-years old, Green is a steady 6’3″ shooting guard. In 53 games for Atlanta last season, Green shot 44.2% from three-point range on 113 attempts.
The Clippers have three trade exceptions but Green would need to be paid at least $1,229,225 as a nine-year veteran, which means LA used a portion or all of the exception generated when either Al-Farouq Aminu was sent to the Hornets as part of the Paul trade or when Reggie Evans was sent to the Brooklyn Nets.
While terms have yet to be announced, Green would be eligible for a three-year deal (required for a sign and trade, although only the first must season must be guaranteed) between $3.9 and $8.6 million in total.
The Clippers roster now stands at 14 with just guard Travis Leslie on a partially guaranteed contract ($250k).