Spurs Get J.R. Reid From Hornets for Reserve Green and Draft Picks

Associated Press

The San Antonio Spurs acquired power forward J.R. Reid from the Charlotte Hornets on Wednesday in exchange for reserve forward Sidney Green and two high draft choices.

Reid became expendable when the Hornets signed their top draft pick, Alonzo Mourning, last month.

Reid, 24, is in his fourth NBA season. The former North Carolina star is coming off an injury-plagued season in which he was sidelined because of a stress fracture in his lower back. Reid, 6 feet 9 and 260 pounds, is averaging 7.5 points and 4.1 rebounds in 17 games this season.


Green has played in 15 games, averaging 3.5 points.

The Hornets will receive the Spurs’ top pick next year unless San Antonio has one of the top eight picks in the draft lottery. In that case, Charlotte would receive the Spurs’ second-round pick.

The No. 1 pick would then move to 1994 with the stipulation that it not be among the top six in the lottery. The Hornets will receive an unconditional first-round pick in 1995 should they not receive the top choice in 1993 or ’94. If the Hornets receive the top pick in either 1993 or 1994, then the Spurs also will send a second-round pick to Charlotte in 1996.