76ers deal Nailon to Cavaliers

The Philadelphia 76ers trade forward Lee Nailon and a pick to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a second-round pick.

Lee Nailon simply hasn't performed as expected the way the Philadelphia 76ers thought he would when they signed him in the off-season. On Thursday, the team showed him they'd seen enough.

The 76ers traded Nailon and a second-round draft pick in the 2006 draft to the Cleveland Cavaliers for a conditional second-round pick.

Nailon, 30, was expected to give Philadelphia an offensive boost off the bench after averaging a career-high 14.2 points last season with the New Orleans Hornets. Instead, he hasn't played since the end of last month after he was arrested following a domestic dispute.

When he did play, Nailon averaged just 4.2 points and 1.9 rebounds in 22 contests, averaging just 10.8 minutes per game. His best game was against the Los Angeles Clippers in November, when he had a season-high 21 points and six rebounds.

Nailon played briefly for the Cavaliers in 2003-04, averaging 7.7 points in 22 games. He's been with six NBA teams in a six-year career.

with files from Associated Press