As a Clippers fan, I just don't think Hornets fans are being realistic at all when you talk about getting Gordon AND the Minny pick. It seems to me like that offer would be far, far better than the dead Lakers deal and any of the offers that has been reported in the media so far. Most people agree that the Hornets front office has less leverage now than it had before. Why would your consolation prize be so much better than the deal you lost out on? The Clippers should build an offer centered around the Minny pick, young players, and expiring contracts. That makes the Hornet's own draft pick this year even more valuable. If absolutely necessary, the Clippers should consider offering Gordon, but never Gordon and the Minny pick.
Lakers were willing to trade an all-pro who was integral in helping them win two championships and the 6th man of the year. Gordon is still a work in progress and we don't know how high the Minny pick will be, therefore, that is not a very high price at all to obtain the best point guard in the league and one of the top ten players in the league.