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.