The Hawks have traded Willie Green to the Clippers for the rights to Sofo Schortsanitis: on.nba.com/Ogx2El
— John Schuhmann (@johnschuhmann) July 30, 2012
The Clippers added one more deep shooter to the roster today. Last season was a relatively small sample size, but Green shot 44% from deep. Breaking that down further, Willie Green was 54% from the beloved corner-3 (27-50) and 37% from above the break (23-62).
Willie Green most likely has been acquired using one of the Clippers’ three trade exceptions: Aminu ($2.775m), Cook ($1.223m) or Evans ($1.622m). Considering that Green’s minimum salary is $1.229m, it’s more probable that the Evans or Aminu TPE was the one used.
Additionally, sign-and-trade situations require at least a 3 year contract, although the second and third year could be non-guaranteed or partially guaranteed.
The Clippers now have 14 players on their roster; 15 is the maximum allowed roster slots. Travis Leslie is the only player whose contract is only partially guaranteed.
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