Trade: Bonzi Wells for Bobby Jackson

by February 21, 2008

by Marcel Mutoni

Welcome to Trade Deadline Day, everyone!

While most of the big trades have seemingly all been completed before today, it should still be an interesting next few hours. The deadline is at 3PM, EST.

The Rockets and Hornets have begun the festivities:

The Rockets reached agreement on a deal that will send guard/forward Bonzi Wells and guard Mike James to New Orleans today in exchange for backup point guard Bobby Jackson, individuals with knowledge of the talks said Wednesday night.

The Hornets, currently the top seed in the Wild West, weren’t content to sit on their hands while every other contender in the conference tweaked their roster for the stretch run. Houston, meanwhile, is clearly looking to clear up some cap space (New Orleans is on the hook for Mike James’s $12.7 mil over the next two seasons).

James and Wells should fit in nicely on the Hornets; Byron Scott, after all, could always use an extra veteran or two with some Playoff experience.