Clippers trade for centre Drobnjak

Predrag Drobnjak will fill the Candyman's shoes with the Los Angeles Clippers.

Drobnjak, was acquired Sunday from the Seattle SuperSonics for a second-round draft pick.

The six-foot-11 centre played all 82 games for Seattle, posting career-high averages of 9.4 points, 3.9 rebounds and 24.2 minutes.

Drobnjak replaces Michael Olowokandi, who left the Clippers for the Minnesota Timberwolves.

Drobnjak has averaged 8.3 points, 3.7 rebounds and 21.6 minutes in 146 NBA games, including 81 starts.

Drafted by the Washington Bullets in the second round -- 49th overall -- in 1997, the native of Serbia was traded to the SuperSonics for the draft rights to Bobby Simmons on June 27, 2001.

Drobnjak and Clippers' guard Marko Jaric competed for Serbia and Montenegro in Eurobasket 2003.

with files from Sports Network