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In the NO Podcast Episode 104: Trade Extravaganza!
Michael and I recap the last two games and then get right to your calls about trades! December 15th is the day many players will become trade eligible, and we look at various offers and proposals, make our own, and generally talk about what sort of teams the Hornets should be targeting to make trades. Gordon, Aminu, Vasquez, Lopez – they are all on the table.
Oh, and I apologize to Brian Roberts.
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Heres a trade NO-SAC-TOR NO gets: Bargani,Lowry,Kietza,Ed Davis from Tor and Thornton from Sac Sac gets Gordon,Aminu and Henry Tor gets:Smith,Vasguez,Lopez from NO and Salmons Sac
I don't know what happened to Lance thomas he was productive for us at first.Aminu is still young and he plays a position where you have some of the best players at the small forward spot.We need a defensive veteran to guard great small forwards.I think Greivis isn't ready to start,he has spurts but we got spoiled by having chris paul at point guard.Xavier henry needs to score for us.Do something.Jason smith should not be playing center.That's what we should have drafted - a backup or starting center.I like Robin lopez,keep him. We have open roster spots,get a center and a veteran scoring point guard.
We can't afford the Gordon risk. Hopefully some large market team can. All we need in return is the ability to spend that money on performing assets sooner than Gordon's contract allows.
After listening to the remainder of the podcast, I've decided to divide the proposed trades into the following categories: 1) Trades I'd do but there's no way in hell the other team would agree to: -Charlotte: Lopez for Walker -Toronto: Vasquez, Lopez and Top 8 protected pick for Lowry and Gray -Milwaukee: Dalembert and Harris and lottery protected 1st rounder for Lopez and Henry -Indiana: Stephenson and Augustin for Vasquez and Henry I'd LOVE the Lopez for Kemba deal, I just don't see the Bobcats making that trade ever (even if its a very smart deal for them). Kemba has turned it around this year and looking like a legit NBA PG and our glut of big men gives us the freedom to do this. I'm a HUGE Kyle Lowry fan and think he'd be the perfect guard for Monty's style and this team; that being said there's no reason for Toronto to just give him away after just 1/2 season unless they're completely blowing it up, which Colangelo can't afford to do. Plus we get to welcome Aaron Gray back (yay!) The Milwaukee dal I feel like is just swapping interchangeable parts for no reason (a trade for trade's sake); unless we got Larry Sanders (who they really like) I don't see how either team benefits. And the Indiana one, I just don't see why the Pacers do it (they really like Stephenson), especially since they get Henry haha. Augustin for Vasquez straight up is intriguing tho. 2) Trades the Hornets should do in a second: -Utah: Jefferson and Burks for Gordon and Lopez -Boston: Lee and Fab Melo and 2013 1st rounder for Lopez and Henry These are my two favorite deals and they have a serious chance of actually happening. The Utah deal is great because the Jazz get Lopez to backup Kanter (unless they play Favors at C) and add Gordon to their nice core of Millsap, Favors, Heyward and Kanter. While we get out of EG's deal and get a nice expiring (and 1/2 year or more of Big Al next to Anderson and AD) to go along with Burks, who I really wanna see get a shot and some PT (being a CU guy I'm dying to see him in NOLA haha). And the Boston deal is great because the Celtics get a legit center to play with KG and they have a logjam at SG; Lee is another perfect fit for this team and you never know what Fab Melo or the pick could turn into. 3) Trades that wonder what you guys were smoking when you thought of them: -Sacramento: Brooks and Fredette for Vasquez and Aminu -Houston: Lin for Lopez and Aminu (plus Top-10 protected pick) -LA Clippers: Bledsoe and Odom for Vasquez and Lopez Ok.