According to sources close to the teams, the New Orleans Hornets have agreed to trade Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza to the Washington Wizards for Rashard Lewis and the #46 pick in the NBA Draft.
This trade bolsters the Wizards defensive prowess and gives them yet another big man to help out Nene, who was brought in midseason from the Denver Nuggets.
The Hornets plan on waiving Rashard Lewis before July 1 to shed the team of $10 million of the $24 million that Lewis is owed next season. The move also bolsters the teams chances of re-signing Eric Gordon, the best player received in the Chris Paul trade.
The Hornets are almost assured to pick Anthony Davis of Kentucky as the number one overall pick. Okafor's departure opens up a spot and minutes on the Hornets starting lineup.