Stuck In My Head….A Hornets Back-Up Trade

I know I’ve thrown out a lot of off the wall ideas….and I’ve got another crazy trade scenario for the Hornets.

It involves the Washington Wizards.

One player I’ve got stuck in my head….a guy that I truly believe could come in and benefit the Hornets is Wizards shooting guard DeShawn Stevenson. 

After being drafted out of high school in 2000 Stevenson has really emerged the past 3 seasons.  He’s played in all 82 games and averaged 11 points per game.

11 points per game may not jump out as eye popping but when you consider he’s the 4th option on a Washington team that includes ball-hog Gilbert Arenas, Caron Butler and Antwan Jamison…11 points per is solid.

So, why would the Wizards trade a starter that their head coach has called “a true man…a guy our team has to have.”?

Let’s start with the fact that Washington has decided to spend BIG money to retain it’s big three.  Arenas, Jamison and Butler are the go to guys in DC. 

But with this core the team has failed to emerge deep into the post season. 

So why not tweak things a bit.

As for the Hornets, they need a shooting guard who can either take Morris Peterson’s starting job or come off the bench and play significant minutes. 

So here’s the trade I propose:

Hornets Get:

SG DeShawn Stevenson

PF Oleksiy Pecherov 

Wizards Get:

PG Jannero Pargo

C/PF Hilton Armstrong

Pargo would go in a sign and trade to the Wizards and would provide that team with a player capable of stepping in for Arenas if his knee isn’t healthy.  Pargo could also play along side Arenas in certain situations (much the same way he played in certain sets with Paul).

Armstrong would provide the Wizards with a young big man immediately capable of starting or backing up at 2 positions.

The Hornets could stick Stevenson into the starting line-up and bring MoPete off the bench.

In Pecherov the Hornets would get a player capable filling the role Ryan Bowen played last season and a guy who could emerge into a solid player given time.       

Is this deal something the Hornets should be banking on?  No Way.

But if all efforts to land Corey Maggette, Ben Gordon and Josh Childress fail….I think Hornets General Manager Jeff Bower should start calling the 202 area code very soon.

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2 Responses

  1. this could be interesting. he’s a great scorer but im not sure if he’s an upgrade to mo-pete. however he did step up when guys like caron butler and arenas were out. i would like to see this happen as long as they dont give up julian wright.

  2. Sounds good.

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