NEW ORLEANS (AP) _ The New Orleans Hornets sent center Elden Campbell to Seattle for guard Kenny Anderson shortly before Thursday afternoon's NBA trading deadline.

Campbell was expected to be a starter and major contributor this season. But a knee injury kept him out of training camp and the early part of the season, and he never regained his starting job from the younger Jamaal Magloire.

The Hornets have been looking for point guard help with Baron Davis out with chronic back spans stemming from a herniated disk and a knee injury that required surgery last month.

Davis is not expected back until next month and the Hornets are trying to solidify their spot in the playoff hunt.

New Orleans is currently in seventh place in the Eastern Conference, 5 1/2 games ahead of the Washington Wizards, who hold the eighth and final spot.