My Hornets Trade Of The Day (2/28/12)

4 Team Deal:

NOLA, Orlando, NJ, Golden State

Nets Get:

Dwight Howard

WHY: Is an explanation necessary?????

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Warriors Get:

Brook Lopez

Mehmet Okur

WHY: Warriors open up playing time for Klay Thompson by dealing Ellis and they finally get a young big man to compliment David Lee and anchor their defense. Okur’s expiring deal also gives Warriors financial flexibility.

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Magic Get:

Chris Kaman/Monta Ellis/MarShon Brooks, Both NJ’s 2012 1st Round Draft Picks and NJ’s 2013 1st Round pick

WHY: Brooks is a rising star, Ellis is an elite scorer who needs a fresh start, the two 1st rounders (one which could be the #1 pick) help the Magic moving forward and Kaman’s expiring gives the team cap relief at season’s end.  This deal also keeps the Magic in the hunt in the Eastern Conference Playoffs. 

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Hornets Get:

Ekpe Udoh/Glen Davis

WHY: Hornets get two young big man (one with strong local ties to Louisiana) for Kaman’s expiring contract

 

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2 Responses

  1. NJ cannot trade their own #1 in two consecutive years. Also, do the Hornets get enough? Davis has been disappointing as has Udoh. I think the Hornets would prefer draft picks. Need to stop looking for the LSU/Louisiana ties type player.

  2. can’t like i agree with this trade. i think we can get better value for kaman (at least a draft pick and a young player).

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