We need to trade to team that may make playoffs but we hope don't. That's what I am thinking. A Boston, Phil, Clev, SA, Hou. I actually think Boston could be the move for a 1st rounder, wilcox, Wallace contract.
New Orleans Hornets Waive Trey Johnson
The Hornets have waived shooting guard Trey Johnson.
The Hornets have waived Trey Johnson. Johnson appeared in 11 regular season games this season, averaging just under two points and just over one rebound per game in five and a half minutes per contest. He was 8-14 on the year from the field and 5-5 from the line.
The Jackson State University product has appeared in 23 career NBA games in three seasons of play with the Cleveland Cavaliers, Toronto Raptors, Los Angeles Lakers and Hornets. He has career averages of 2.6 points and 0.9 rebounds in 7.3 minutes of play.
The Hornets roster now stands at 14, meaning they now have room to take on another player now in either a trade or via free agency. This move, in combination with the sitting of Chris Kaman on Wednesday night, will likely fuel speculation that Dell Demps has a signing or trade up his sleeve.
I said, THIS WILL LIKELY FUEL SPECULATION ABOUT A SIGNING OR TRADE…
Kaman is ridiculously valuable to a contender. There aren't many healthy, under 30, 7 foot, former all star centers w/ 14 million dollar expiring contracts just walking the streets. Dude turns the ball over a little too much, true, but he has a good post game, nice face up J, can finish with both hands, rebounds the ball, blocks shots and gives good effort on the defensive end. You think a contender won't give up a young player and a late first round pick for that? Indiana is fairly obvious as a destination. A darkhorse? Detroit. Kaman is from Michigan, went to school @ Western Michigan, and lives up there in the off-season. Detroit has been an undersized team since Wallace left, and they have a glut of young wing guys. They probably feel he could be re-signed at a decent rate, and Monroe can play next to him at his natural PF position instead of as an undersized center. Problem is, what asset do they give up? Do they trade last year's #1 Brandon Knight or Austin Daye? Obviously they won't throw in this years 1st round pick because it will be a high lottery pick. Maybe a future 1? Daye or Knight and a few 2nd round picks? I don't know how much they value those young guys. Jason Maxiell has a 5million expiring contract to make the math work. I'm anxious to see what ole Dell Demps has up his sleeve.
Trey was a huge asset to the Hornets, on and off the court. SWAC player of the year with a career high of 49 points & D-league standout. This kid didnt get the minutes he deserved. Shooting over 57% percent for the Hornets & bringing fans from Ms to New Orleans. Trey is a hard worker who deserves to be in the NBA.
What about Kaman to Dallas for Odom? They need a center and seem about ready to give up on Lamar. He has struggled this year, but no worse than Kaman, and we all know Lamar still has the talent. And remember, it wasn't that long ago we built our CP3 package around him. And if he continues to struggle after we get him, we waive him (next year is only partially guaranteed.) If we can get Dallas to throw in an asset like Roddy (pipe dream) or a pick (likely), then I am all for this deal.
I think many of you WAY overestimate the value of a big who can't play inside and is a turnover machine: Kaman. Also, you aren't staying with the obvious parameters of the trade, Kaman for two players (with or without receiving draft picks). Some of you are even putting players in the trade the Hornets are obviously keeping: Landry or Okafor. We will probably have to take back someone's garbage, hopefully an expiring contract, to get any other piece with real long term value.
Thought Trey was a decent bench player who barely got the minutes he deserved. Hope the bigger picture ends up looking good.
If you look at ESPN's nba trade machine, the only 2 competing teams that can afford Kaman's contract in a straight trade would be Indiana (maybe trading Louis Amundson and a low 1st round pick) or Portland (in a deal involving Marcus Camby's expiring). Neither Boston nor Atlanta have the cap room to realistically take on Kamen's contract w/o going over the luxury tax.
Hey guys! Maybe the hornets may have cut johnson for J.R smith!? Now im just speculating but you never know!! Foreign basketball ends Feb. 16. I may get thumbed down for this but think about it. Monty could make jr work on defense we would have a scorer to start in place of gordon instead of marco. And then when gordon would come back we could have a scorer off the bench and one on the court! Im just saying!!
I like all the D-League guys who came up and worked their tails off. That said, I have faith that Dell has something cooking... Hopefully, Trey lands somewhere.
If I was a betting man, I'd bet Kaman is headed to MIL. They appear to be the most desperate of the bunch for a quality center and have the young assets Demps might be willing to take a chance with. If I am right, I'd be surprised not to see Shaun Livingston in the deal.
@ Tim, that's great, but unless you get the Atlanta Hawks GM job tonight I don't see that one happening bro...
Kaman is about to be swapped for two guys, probably a young asset and a smaller expiring contract to make the numbers work. This frees up a spot for the two for one swap
if we go with detriot why don't we try to bring the home town kid and get monroe and than try to swing a deal involving mek with other teams and than go from there
i was thinking about that too, who they could include in a deal with roddy, but doubt theyd give him up. less likely on odom whos so depressed about being traded to world champs, he wouldnt even report if they traded him here
And the more I think about it, we only have playing time at starting PG, or back-up PG, for a quick on offense and defense PG. I'll be interested to see if that is what we get.
how about a bogut for okafor trade? that will work with the kaman must be traded alone rule... There will probably need to be some fillers or picks going either way but would that be something the hornets should look at?
JR Smith is a loud, obnoxious, ball hog who has no idea what "teamwork" or defense means. Just look at Denver this year. They play much better ball without him launching shots from everywhere.
I could see us trying to land Rush. Considering he wasnt extended before the deadline, it may indicate GSW is willing to give him up.
Throw in Chris Wilcox and it works under the cap. I think its realistic. Boston desperately needs someone better than Oneal at center, I bet they will give away an asset like Bradley, Steimsma (young cheap shot blocker) or a pick
Gave you the thumbs up for standing by your man in the face of pressure to be happy. There's hope for you yet, Andrew.
My initial thought upon hearing the news was something along these lines as well. Why else clear a roster spot?
I like it. If we take back Foye and Cook along with Bledsoe it should work $ wise. 2 expirings + a young pg with the P word
unlesss......... three way trade, maybe send odom on to clips for bledsoe and filler, get lamar back to lalaland to get his revenge on lakes and live hollywwood life he loves i love thatl idea and dallas soes need a center badly, more than they need odom
Who is injured and looking for big guys? Philly, Memphis, Milwaukee come to mind. I'm waiting for that Iguadala for Ariza/Kaman deal to go through LOL.