Yes, the Hornets went 22 on their difficult west coast road trip.
But lets be honest…the Hornets are too inconsistent offensively to be considered a threat in the Western Conference.
Can the Hornets win a 7 game playoff series? Absolutely!
Can the Hornets get past the Lakers, Jazz or Spurs in a 7 game series? NO!
For the Hornets to surpass these three teams they need another scorer!
Chris Paul and David West had to combine for 70+ points in a win over the Lakers for the team to have a chance. As amazing as Paul and West are (and they are great) they cannot be asked or expected to perform like that each and every game.
Peja Stojakovic has been inconsistent shooting, Tyson Chandler has taken a step back offensively and Rasual Butler and Morris Peterson cannot be counted on to carry any type of load on offense. James Posey is a very clutch shooter but he’s never going to give a team 1520 points a night.
So to me the answer is simple:
THE HORNETS MUST MAKE A TRADE TO ACQUIRE ANOTHER SCORER TO HAVE ANY CHANCE OF ADVANCING DEEP INTO THE POST SEASON!
Thanks to one of the greatest inventions ever, the ESPN trade machine, below you will find several deals that make sense for the Hornets (warning: some of these deals are quite farfetched).
Trade #2 is my personal favorite.
You’ll notice that Julian Wright is part of nearly every Hornets deal. I have nothing against JuJu, in fact, I think he’s a tremendous guy and he’s going to be a very good player…..I just have him in most deals because his potential makes him the Hornets only valuable trading chip.
TRADE #1:
New Orleans Hornets
Incoming Player  

John Salmons
Salary: $5,104,000 Years Remaining: 3 
Outgoing Players: Sean Marks, Hilton Armstrong, Julian Wright
Sacramento Kings
Incoming Players  

Sean Marks
Salary: $797,581 Years Remaining: 1 

Hilton Armstrong
Salary: $2,032,800 Years Remaining: 2 

Julian Wright
Salary: $1,869,600 Years Remaining: 2 
Outgoing Players: John Salmons
New Orleans Hornets
Incoming Player  

Gerald Wallace
Salary: $9,500,000 Years Remaining: 4 
Outgoing Players: Rasual Butler, Hilton Armstrong, Julian Wright
Charlotte Bobcats
Incoming Players  

Rasual Butler
Salary: $3,630,000 Years Remaining: 2 

Hilton Armstrong
Salary: $2,032,800 Years Remaining: 2 

Julian Wright
Salary: $1,869,600 Years Remaining: 2 
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TRADE #3:
New Orleans Hornets
Incoming Player  

Charlie Villanueva
Salary: $3,448,050 Years Remaining: 1 
Outgoing Players: Julian Wright, Melvin Ely
Milwaukee Bucks
Incoming Players  

Julian Wright
Salary: $1,869,600 Years Remaining: 2 

Melvin Ely
Salary: $998,398 Years Remaining: 1 
Outgoing Players: Charlie Villanueva
New Orleans Hornets
Incoming Player  

Grant Hill
Salary: $1,976,400 Years Remaining: 1 
Outgoing Players: Julian Wright
Phoenix Suns
Incoming Player  

Julian Wright
Salary: $1,869,600 Years Remaining: 2 
Outgoing Players: Grant Hill
New Orleans Hornets
Incoming Player  

Leandro Barbosa
Salary: $6,100,000 Years Remaining: 3 
Outgoing Players: Rasual Butler, Julian Wright
Phoenix Suns
Incoming Players  

Rasual Butler
Salary: $3,630,000 Years Remaining: 2 

Julian Wright
Salary: $1,869,600 Years Remaining: 2 
Outgoing Players: Leandro Barbosa
New Orleans Hornets
Incoming Player  

Jamal Crawford
Salary: $8,640,000 Years Remaining: 3 
Outgoing Players: Julian Wright, Morris Peterson
Golden State Warriors
Incoming Players  

Julian Wright
Salary: $1,869,600 Years Remaining: 2 

Morris Peterson
Salary: $5,592,240 Years Remaining: 3 
Outgoing Players: Jamal Crawford
New Orleans Hornets
Incoming Player  

Rasheed Wallace
Salary: $13,930,000 Years Remaining: 1 
Outgoing Players: Tyson Chandler
Detroit Pistons
Incoming Player  

Tyson Chandler
Salary: $11,350,000 Years Remaining: 3 
Outgoing Players: Rasheed Wallace
New Orleans Hornets
Incoming Player  

Andrea Bargnani
Salary: $5,176,440 Years Remaining: 2 
Outgoing Players: Hilton Armstrong, Devin Brown, Julian Wright
Toronto Raptors
Incoming Players  

Hilton Armstrong
Salary: $2,032,800 Years Remaining: 2 

Devin Brown
Salary: $998,398 Years Remaining: 1 

Julian Wright
Salary: $1,869,600 Years Remaining: 2 
Outgoing Players: Andrea Bargnani
New Orleans Hornets
Incoming Player  

Drew Gooden
Salary: $7,151,183 Years Remaining: 1 
Outgoing Players: Rasual Butler, Hilton Armstrong, Julian Wright
Chicago Bulls
Incoming Players  

Rasual Butler
Salary: $3,630,000 Years Remaining: 2 

Hilton Armstrong
Salary: $2,032,800 Years Remaining: 2 

Julian Wright
Salary: $1,869,600 Years Remaining: 2 
Outgoing Players: Drew Gooden
I hope that the Hornets make a trade soon.
i like the first 5 trades