Oh yeah one more thing, 'HiMyNameisSteven' stop suggesting that Chris Paul will stay with the Hornets because of young talent like Marcus Thornton. That is the dumbest thing you've stated thus far! Winning is the only thing that matters ... it doesn't matter if the talent is young or older! CP3 would play with the old guys from the Celtics in order to win. Use common sense bruh! L_Reazy
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'HiMyNameisSteven' ... I probably won't stop posting here. Other than the presense of your sensativity I think this is a fantastic blog that allows everyone to have a view point. I've heard a lot views that I thought were terrible, but since I don't know anyone on this forum personally I respond respectfully ... oh yeah, and it's just basketball talk, so no need to get too serious. I still don't understand what I stated that made you get so emotional. Usually when I piss people off I say a lot more than "Should the Hornets trade for Tayshaun Prince or Andris Biedrins." So, since neither of us are going anywhere ... why not keep your responses for me to yourself, and I'll do the same. A lot of people disagree with me, but they do it respectfully on this chat. Nevertheless, I'm still waiting for some of your insight Mr. Journalist ... lol! L_Reazy
'nikkoewan' ... "West dropped 20 pts on 45% shooting 84% FT 9.3 rebounds 2.4 assist 2.1 blocks 1.4 steals on Timmy Dâ€™s Spurs back in 0708 West Semis. He dropped 40 against the Orlando Magic, 44 against Houston. I canâ€™t see how he is not an all star." .... and Marcus Thornton dropped 37 on the LeBron-Cavs .... what is that suppose to mean? Sleepy Floyd, when he played for the Golden State Warriors hit 29pts in a quarter ... what does that mean? The NBA is filled with good players, but not all of them are All-Stars. Sorry, but so true! David West is a good player ... not one of the top 15-30 in the league though. By the way, great Power Forwards who are Superstars shoot over 50% from the field ... not 45%. Great guards shoot 45% ... atleast! Also, David West did not help eliminate the Spurs in that playoff series, but I agree, he had some good stats! Tim Duncan is an All-Star! L_Reazy
By the way ... David West isn't really an ALL-STAR! ... Just because your chosen as an All-Star doesn't mean you really are one. Jamaal Magloire was an all-star too ... has anyone heard from him lately? L_Reazy
'TopherPrice', thanks for your response. To answer your question: with Andris Biedrins playing alongside Emeka Okafor, yes, I can see Emeka guarding any PF! The NBA is not about one player locking up one player, if there ever was a time. I believe it's vital to have a number of players who understand team defense and the offense it produces. As McNamara stated, West and Okafor have no chemistry on defense, and they, as a tandem, don't scare anyone. Okafor and Biedrins would display complete toughness on the block, and we as fans will begin to appreciate Okafor like the Ben Wallace of old! He doesn't have to score, but rather help produce points! The point is, you need a tandem of two BIGS to guard the post IMO ... not ... Okafor VS Garnett alone. You need a BIG on the ball, and one on the weak-side for support! David West is not a good help-side defender for Okafor. Biedrins would be. L_Reazy
Just listening to Michael McNamara talk about a lack of toughness in the post for the Hornets led me to this trade for 'need-purposes', and ofcourse if one does a trade check, Biedrins' money matches up with West's and Thornton's contract. In a realistic world you have to trade as close as possible to player value and player contract; not because you wish your favorite team can get a player that you always liked. 'HiMyNameisSteven' it doesn't work that way. What were you thinking ... David West and Marcus Thornton for Dirk Nowitzski? Ofcourse! No, scratch that, maybe that trade would work for you if Marcus Thornton was taken out of the trade being that you covet the 6-4 one dimensional product from LSU. I understand that this isn't the most attractive trade, but the Hornets will not re-sign Thornton or West. Period! I know that hurts 'HiMyNameisSteven' because he is in-love with Marcus Thornton, and maybe even David West too, but those two players are only 'marginal-players' at best who rely only on their offense. I've watched a lot of Andris Biedrins, and he would be a better fit with the Hornets for rebounding (2nd-chance shots), Pick-n-Roll (alaa Tyson Chandler), and defense. He and Emeka would be tremendous together on defense, and both would get a lot of put-back points, and points off of pick-n-rolls and drop-offs. These two players will allow the Hornets to get stops on defense more often, and run more on offense so that the team wouldn't have to be in the half-court that much. 'HiMyNameisSteven' I like Marcus Thornton too, but you gotta stop getting so sensitive whenever his name is referred to in a negative way. Your boy Marcus just doesn't do enough to warrant keeping him for the future. Neither does David West. Andris Biedrins moves around as if he has wings on his feet at 6-11 / 7-0. If this trade was offered by Golden State the Hornets would be fools not to take it. This is not a dumb trade! Nevertheless, 'HiMyNameisSteven' I'd like to read a post from you that offers insight rather than just responses to what others have written. Dawg, you offer nothing to this forum. Anyone can criticize another person, but I encourage you to be less 'Skip Bayless' and more 'Hubie Brown' ... that is if you can be! L_Reazy
Great chat. Couldnt come and chat since I had to work, but next time. Nevertheless, I really enjoyed the Hornets themed discussion. Keep it up
Just saw this on the website...I love it: http://www.channel1media.com/hornets/2010/#/login
Perfect Trade: David West & Marcus Thornton for Andris Biedrins .... Works money-wise when we add West & Thornton in the trade being that both contracts match-up to Biedrins' Okafor can move to PF, Biedrins, who is a better rebounder than West will play Center, and there will no longer be a logjam at the guard position once Thornton has been traded to the Warriors. David West and Marcus Thornton will excel in Golden State's up-tempo style of play. David West and David Lee will form a formidable front-court, while Marcus Thornton adds depth to Monta Ellis and Stephen Curry. Win-Win trade for both teams. HORNETS: F-Okafor, F-Ariza, C-Biedrins, G-Belinelli, G-Paul F-Smith, F-Stojakovic, C-Gray, G-Green, G-Bayless WARRIORS: F-West, F-D.Wright, C-Lee, G-Ellis, G-Curry F-B.Wright, F-Radmonovic, C-Amundson, G-Williams, G-Thornton L_Reazy
So what time would 12:30 PM CDT be in the Philippines? Kinda lost with all the daylight saving thingy.
I have to say: This hornets247 blitz in the past few days has been impressive. Chat, video, podcast, round table. Good job, guys. Well planned, well executed. Anything planned for game day? Thread for exuberance? Hornets Parkour? If you're not excited for opening night, you need to change medications.