Posted at 1:10 p.m., Monday, July 23, 2007
NBA: Hornets sign free agent guard Peterson
Associated PressNEW ORLEANS Free agent guard Morris Peterson signed with the Hornets today, joining New Orleans after playing the first seven years of his career with Toronto.
"Morris was our top free agent target this summer, so this is an exciting day for the team and our fans," Hornets general manager Jeff Bower said in a statement. "He is a reliable veteran scorer who can stretch the defense with his 3-point range, which is exactly the role we were looking to fill."
Peterson averaged 8.9 points and 3.3 rebounds in 71 games last season with the Raptors.