The Nets strengthened their front line yesterday, acquiring F Clifford Robinson from the Warriors for two second-round draft picks. "Clifford is a veteran big man whose overall presence will provide depth to our front court," Nets President Rod Thorn said.
Robinson has averaged 15.3 points, 4.8 rebounds and 2.4 assists in 16 NBA seasons. This season, he averaged 8.5 points and 2.7 rebounds in 42 games with Golden State, including 29 starts. Robinson was suspended for five games earlier this month for violating the NBA's drug policy.
The Warriors will get the Clippers' second-round draft pick this season, which the Nets acquired in the trade that sent Kerry Kittles to Los Angeles. Golden State also will get the Nets' 2007 second-round pick and a trade exception equal to Robinson's salary.
OUT: The Nuggets placed C Nene on the injured list with a sprained left knee. . . . Michael Redd was out of the Bucks' lineup again last night against the Pistons because of a sprained left index finger. . . . Zach Randolph was out of the Trail Blazers' lineup at Charlotte because of recurring pain in his right knee.
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