Hawks deal guard Green to Clippers

The Atlanta Hawks have traded shooting guard Willie Green to the

Los Angeles Clippers in exchange for the rights to forward Sofoklis

Schortsanitis, a 2003 draft pick from Cameroon who has not played

in the league.

The deal Monday creates a trade exemption for the Hawks, who

have built depth at guard through a series of moves.

The 31-year-old Green averaged 7.6 points while making 44.2

percent of his 3-point attempts last season. He has averaged 9.1

points in nine NBA seasons with Philadelphia, New Orleans and


Hawks first-year general manager Danny Ferry has traded All-Star

guard Joe Johnson while adding guards Devin Harris, Anthony Morrow,

Jordan Farmar and DeShawn Stevenson. The Hawks also signed guard

Lou Williams and drafted shooting guard John Jenkins of