But now I have deal that makes the Hornets and the Orlando Magic better clubs!
I am also 100% sure this trade works under the NBA trade rules.
(Quick Note: To me, this deal is a minor deal, a deal that bolsters the Hornets bench…..basically, making this trade improves one area of the team and allows the Hornets to continue shopping for an x-factor type player. A guy Like Josh Childress or Ben Gordon.
PF Brian Cook
C Marcin Gorat
C/PF Melvin Ely
Why the deal works for Orlando: The Magic have too many shooting guards and need a point guard. In James the Magic get a player capable of backing-up Jameer Nelson. James is a proven, playoff tested NBA veteran who just 3 seasons ago was averaging 20 points per game. Ely is a veteran, playoff tested big man capable of backing-up at 2 positions.
Why the deal works for the Hornets: The Hornets needs scoring off the bench and Redick and Cook can provide that. Redick will come to New Orleans with a chip on his shoulder trying to prove he can play in the NBA….which is good! The former Duke All American will also benefit from all the wide open looks Chris Paul Creates for him. Cook is a player the Hornets almost drafted back on 2003. The team was torn between he and David West. West was obviously the right choice. Cook can provide more offense off the bench then Ryan Bowen and Melvin Ely did backing-up David West last season.
Gorat is a young big man who could develop behind Tyson Chandler and Hilton Armstrong.
Two teams ready to make a championship run…both getting what they’re missing.
Why not make this happen???