Pelicans acquire Scotty Hopson from Hornets

FROM STAFF REPORTSJuly 13, 2014 

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PHIL SANDLIN/ASSOCIATED PRESS/2009Tennessee's Scotty Hopson in action in college in 2009. Hopson was traded from Charlotte to New Orleans on Sunday.

PHIL SANDLIN — AP

NEW ORLEANS -- The New Orleans Pelicans announced Sunday that the team has acquired guard Scotty Hopson from the Charlotte Hornets in exchange for cash considerations.

Hopson (6-foot-7, 204 pounds) appeared in two games for the Cleveland Cavaliers during the 2013-14 season prior to being traded to Charlotte.

The University of Tennessee product played 12 games for the Anadolu Efes in the Turkish Basketball League in 2013-14 and averaged 7.2 points and 2.6 rebounds in 21.6 minutes per game. He also appeared in 11 Euroleague games for the Anadolu Efes, where he averaged 15.5 points and 4.2 rebounds in 28.2 minutes per game.

Originally an undrafted free agent in the 2011 NBA Draft, Hopson spent the 2011-12 season in the Greek League with the Kolossos Rodou and the 2012-13 season with Hapo el Eilat of the Isreali League.

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