Blazers agree to deal with Hornets for 27th pick

Updated: June 25, 2008, 6:16 PM ET
By Chad Ford | ESPN.com

The Portland Trail Blazers have agreed to a deal with the New Orleans Hornets to acquire the 27th pick in Thursday's NBA draft for cash considerations, a Blazers source told ESPN.com.

The deal was agreed to verbally between the two teams on Tuesday night, according to the source. The deal awaits league approval and may not become official until Thursday's draft has begun, The Associated Press reported on Wednesday, citing a person who works in the NBA and is familiar with the transaction. ...

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