Oklahoma City acquires Aldrich, Peterson
The Oklahoma City Thunder have acquired the draft rights to Cole
Aldrich and veteran forward Mo Peterson from the New Orleans
Hornets in exchange for the rights to Craig Brackins and Quincy
In making the announcement Thursday, executive vice president
and general manager Sam Presti said the 6-foot-11 Aldrich will
bring a “blue collar” approach to defense and that Morris will
add more shooting to the roster.
Aldrich, the 11th overall selection in the 2010 NBA draft,
averaged 11.3 points, 9.8 rebounds and 3.5 blocks per game during
his junior year at Kansas. The 6-foot-7 Peterson, a 10-year NBA
veteran, has averaged 10.8 points, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 assists in
707 games with the Toronto Raptors and the Hornets.