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Monday, Dec. 26, 2011

Grizzlies trade Vasquez to Hornets

AP

Memphis, Tennessee — The Memphis Grizzlies have traded guard Greivis Vasquez to the New Orleans Hornets for guard/forward Quincy Pondexter in a move designed to boost their depth with Darrell Arthur out for the season.

The Grizzlies announced earlier Sunday they signed Dante Cunningham after Charlotte failed to match an offer. Then they later announced the trade with New Orleans.

The 198-cm Pondexter averaged 13 points and 8.5 rebounds in 33 minutes in two preseason games against Memphis. The 23-year-old averaged 2.8 points and 1.3 rebounds in 66 games as a rookie with New Orleans last season after being the 26th pick overall by Oklahoma City in 2010 before being traded to New Orleans.



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