The Charlotte Hornets have acquired 6-foot-11 center Eric Leckner from the Sacramento Kings in exchange for a 1995 second-round draft pick and future considerations.

Leckner, in his third NBA season, was averaging 2.9 points, 2.7 rebounds and 11.8 minutes in 32 games for the Kings this season.Leckner, 24, a first-round selection out of Wyoming by the Utah Jazz in the 1988 draft, was traded from Utah to Sacramento in a three-team deal last June.

"Eric will provide us depth inside without sacrificing our immediate future," said Allan Bristow, the Hornets vice president. "He will also spell (Mike) Gminski from playing too many minutes and since he is such a young player, we hope to help him reach his promising potential."