Hornets Can Contact Free Agents On Monday Morning

Published: December 3, 2011

ESPN is reporting that NBA teams will be permitted to contact and woo free agents on Monday morning at 9 central time. That’s good news for the Hornets, who will likely be ready to offer at least a few players deals on December 9th, the first day that teams can officially enter agreements with players. Otherwise the Hornets will likely have only five players participating in their first day of training camp.

Also, it’s rumored that Brian Butch will join the Hornets in training camp.


  1. QueenBee

    December 3, 2011 at 6:30 pm

    Never heard of Brian Butch but they need camp bodies right now. Any news on when Emeka is due to return to the country?

  2. James Online

    December 3, 2011 at 6:50 pm

    As a Wisconsin grad I follow Badger hoops closely. Brian Butch has been tearing up the D-League with the Bakersfield Jam this early season. He is a GREAT pickup for the Hornets. Team player (that’s required in Madison), good shooter, excellent rebounder. He’s a lot more mobile than Aaron Gray and a much better shooter and athlete overall.

    This is great news. Now if they can just unload Paul for quality.

  3. lancebrou68

    December 3, 2011 at 6:55 pm

    why are we looking to unload paul so much, u should wait and see what dell has in mind for chris before u just unload him, i know there’s plenty of rumors but remember there just rumors until cp3 says it i dont believe it

  4. J

    December 3, 2011 at 6:57 pm

    Brian Butch was in the Nuggets training camp a few years ago now he’s in the D-Leauge in Bakersfield team scoring 21 PPG and 11 RPG he’ll just be a camp body for now

  5. J

    December 3, 2011 at 6:58 pm

    Lets see what happens on monday thats what matters

  6. Nithenz

    December 3, 2011 at 10:01 pm

    I have been thinking about this a lot, and just want to say… I want Grant Hill!! I dont care he is 57 yo, he still has some gas left on the tank, and one of my prefered players since i started watching NBA in the 90s. So sad injuries took his prime… i was just reading hoopshype and read about him and rememberd how much i like him, lol.

  7. QueenBee

    December 3, 2011 at 11:06 pm

    Players faces are now on their profile pages on NBA.com.

  8. L_REAZY

    December 4, 2011 at 9:22 pm

    Brian Butch? … and we wonder why CP3 doesn’t want to play for the Hornets anymore!

    Are you kidding me?


  9. L_REAZY

    December 4, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    Hornets receive- Aminu, Bledsoe, Kaman, Foye, Gomes, & Timberwolves 2012 1st round pick.

    Clippers receive- Paul & Ariza.

    I would’ve included Eric Gordon in the trade, but he probably wouldn’t resign with the Hornets after the year either. Hence, a repeat Chris Paul situation.

    Hornets Starting-5;
    F-Okafor, F-Aminu, C-Kaman, G-Foye (maybe Crawford or J-Rich), G-Bledsoe
    F-Landry, F-Pondexter, C-Gray, G-Belinelli, G-Jack

    Clippers Starting-5;
    F-Griffin, F-Ariza, C-Jordan, G-Gordon, G-Paul


    • L_REAZY

      December 4, 2011 at 10:41 pm

      Kaman has a 1-year deal and probably would re-sign with Hornets for less than what he makes now.

      Foye also has 1-year remaining.

      Aminu & Bledsoe have 3-years remaining.

      Gomes has 2-years left.


  10. L_REAZY

    December 5, 2011 at 12:39 pm

    An even better trade scenario based on the new CBA Rules, and the amount of CAP SPACE the Clippers have to absorb ‘bad’ contracts;

    Hornets receive- Aminu, Bledsoe, Kaman, Foye, Gomes, & Timberwolves 2012 1st round pick.

    Clippers receive- Paul, Ariza (bad contract), & Okafor (bad contract)!

    The Hornets would have 2-young potential studs in Aminu & Bledsoe for the next 3-years to develop under Monty … 2-expiring contracts in Kaman & Foye … a productive role player in Gomes for 2-more seasons, Minnesota’s inevitable 2012 lottery pick, and a ‘TON’ of CAP SPACE to sign whoever!!!!!

    What more could the Hornets actually want in terms of VALUE for CP3?

    Do the damn trade NOW Dell!!!!


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