RUMOR: Gordon wants out of New Orleans
Hornets G Eric Gordon has reportedly asked for a trade. Gordon originally wanted to be with the Suns, but since he's a restricted FA last year, the Hornets matched the Suns' offer that brought him back to New Orleans for 4 years with the 4th being his option to whether opt in or out. Now, he wants out of New Orleans with Indiana a possible destination. Indiana would send G/F Paul George and C Roy Hibbert for Eric Gordon and their '14 1st round pick. It would be a very good trade for both sides, but the Hornets GM says it is unlikely, but it has a slim chance to happen as he wants Gordon and Davis to build around for the future.
"The trade could happen, but its chances of happening very slim. A Dwight three is more likely to happen than this. But I consider this trade, I might execute this trade if he [Gordon] continues to slump for the month," Nambayan said, "As you can see, Davis has to carry the scoring load for the Hornets and he's got no support for it when Gordon can't find the net. Gordon seemed to struggle with his height and good perimeter defenders like Kobe and Tony Allen the last two games. And tomorrow, we're facing the Heat and Wade's guarding him."
Hornets land 5-time champion D-Fish
The Hornets have claimed NBA vet and 5-time NBA Champion, Derek Fisher off the free agent pool, contract worth 720K for a year. Fisher stated he wanted to help the Hornets build and strengthen its chemistry since it's one of their problems off the court, and the Hornets needed leadership and a decent backup point guard for the inconsistent Jonny Flynn. Also, Fisher announced that he will leave the game of basketball at the end of the season.
"I had a great career, winning championships and all. But this is it for me, after this season, I'm gonna walk away from the game of basketball with my head held up high." Fisher stated, "This is a nice young team and I'm here to teach them and lead them. Nambayan spoke to me earlier and he said there will be a big move he'll do after this and I can't tell you right now."
mpac wrote:Noooo! At first i like to trade gordon until i saw his strength in scoring on a drive
In my game i almost accepted a trade for aminu henry and picks for danny granger. Maybe you like this for a story. Granger is from new orleans i think and you can build around a big three for davis EG and granger hehe
Durant35 wrote:I suggest getting a point guard who can create shots and a small forward.
Phil89 wrote:Bad news if he wants out. At least he's contracted though and you can trade him for something nice if you have to.
BREAKING: Eric Gordon traded to Pacers for Granger
The Hornets seemed to have had a change of heart. Just yesterday Gordon asked to be moved away from New Orleans and they insisted they will keep him. But today, just today, the dealt him to Indiana for its franchise centerpiece, Danny Granger. The deal was completely a surprise for the basketball world as the Hornets executed their 2nd trade of the season and it's not even the deadline yet.
The Hornets sent Gordon, Austin Rivers and their 2014 1st round pick and in return, Indiana sends them Danny Granger and Paul George. This seemed to be a fair deal for both sides, especially giving up Rivers who has shown much immaturity because he wanted to play a starter's minutes despite him being a sixth man; Rivers also has proven to be a bust averaging just 4 points and 37% shooting in an average of 20 minutes of play. The trade also upgraded the small forward position for the Hornets, Aminu has been good, but they certainly could use an upgrade.
'14 1st round pick
Durant35 wrote:Guessing that the Hornets are gonna be 8-10 seeded at the end of the season. Just not enough key pieces IMO.
Short-handed Heat lose in OT against the Hornets
With the recent moves the Hornets have made, piece by piece they are starting to look a playoff contender. They beat the short-handed Heat in OT 112-108, who were without two members of the Big 3, Dwyane Wade and Chris Bosh, both who were injured 3 weeks ago and are now nearing their return. The game remained close all night, only Hornets had a double figure lead of 12, but immediately the Champs started to rally in the third.
The Hornets were leading by at least 6 points in the final minute when Battier hit two consecutive three-pointers, the second one coming off LeBron's steal, tying the game 93 apiece.
In overtime, the Heat never led thanks to the defense of the newly-acquired George and Granger from Indiana. Granger pulled the Hornets away in the closing minutes to seal the game hitting 4 free throws.
Hornets 24 27 22 20 *19 | 112
Heat 23 22 25 23 *15 | 108
Granger 25 points 10 rebounds 2 assists
George 21 points 4 rebounds 3 assists
Davis 15 points 8 rebounds
Fisher 12 points 3 rebounds 4 assists
James 32 points 9 rebounds 9 assists 14-35 FG
Chalmers 19 points 8 rebounds 7 assists
Haslem 17 points 10 rebounds
Mark. wrote:Nice win! Glad the ex Pacer wings are playing well for you. Can't get over how good I think that trade was for you. You are set for the next few years now.
Lebron was uncharacteristically inefficient.
Heat looking for a Center to pair with Bosh
The Heat, who have played great despite missing Wade and Bosh most of the season are now looking for a Center to play with Bosh in the First 5. The Heat have been in the low-20s this year in rebounding and missing some inside presence. Bosh has had back-to-back injuries in his knees and back which has been the primary concern for the Champs. The Heat are reportedly interested in Wolves C Pekovic.
Gordon face former team in loss
In Eric Gordon's return to New Orleans since the Dec. 7 trade that sent him to Indiana in exchange for Danny Granger, the Pacers get blown out by the Hornets who outscored them 38-17 in the opening period, and 101-81 after the game. Gordon played like the Gordon the Hornets traded, only scoring 16 points and struggling from the floor. Gerald Green led the Pacers in scoring with 24 points. For the Hornets, 4 players scored in double figures led by Granger who had 21 points, followed by George with 19. Davis added 18 points and Flynn had 14 points and 9 dimes.
Pacers 17 25 17 20 | 81
Hornets 38 18 23 22 | 101
Green 24 points 2 rebounds
Gordon 16 points
Granger 21 points 5 rebounds
George 19 points 3 rebounds 2 assists
Davis 18 points 9 rebounds
Flynn 14 points 9 assists
Hornets topple Bobcats to end the year; 105-76
Paul George has been playing like an all-star lately, today, he led the Hornets with 25 points to destroy the Bobcats. He had a monster game with 25 points, 6 rebounds and 4 blocks. The Hornets led early in the game and they never looked back. Especially in the fourth where they sealed the game. Granger and Davis played big as well, both scoring at least 17 points and grabbing 7 boards. The Hornets finish December, and the month on a two-game winning streak.
Hornets 28 22 23 32 | 105
Bobcats 18 19 26 13 | 76
George 25 points 6 rebounds 2 assists 4 blocks
Granger 19 points 7 rebounds
Davis 17 points 7 rebounds
Walker 17 points 8 rebounds
Gordon 15 points 5 rebounds
Celtics part ways with Jason Terry
The Boston Celtics have traded G Jason Terry also known as "The Jet" to the Indiana Pacers for F Gerald Green and F Miles Plumlee. Terry has grown upset with the the way the Ainge and Rivers have managed the team, who are currently 16-20 and are sitting just 9th place in the East. Terry was supposed to be a replacement for Heat G Ray Allen but those plans seemed to be broken now. The Celtics are looking to rebuild following the end of the season, or probably slowly starting right now.
'13 2nd round pick
Conclusion: Right now, the Pacers have a very slight edge over the Celtics with this trade, but for the long-term, the Celtics might have gotten away with it but only time could tell. They have lost a reliable clutch shooter in Terry but acquired a highly-athletic player in Green. Both Greens, Jeff and Gerald look to provide energy off the bench.
Hawks skid extend to 4 following blowout loss to the Hornets
The Hawks, who are the top-seeded team in the East, have lost all of their last 4 games. Only Lou Williams seemed to be on the groove tonight leading all scorers with 31 points and 11-17 shooting from the field. The Hawks started out slow shooting only 4-18 (22%) from the field in the first quarter to the Hornets 12-18 (75%).
The Hornets have opened up 2013 with a win, who have really improved defensively in their current 4-game winning streak, led by Davis in the paint and George in the perimeter. George had another All-Star like performance tonight as he scored 30 points and grabbed 9 rebounds.
Danny Granger have also been playing well since he was traded to the Hornets, as he scored 21 points and 6 rebounds. Clearly, the ex-Pacers have been a big addition to this young, uprising team.
ATL 9 24 27 28 | 88
NOH 31 21 25 29 | 106
Williams 31 points 4 rebounds 6 assists
Evans 13 points 5 assists 3 steals
Smith 12 points 2 steals 5-16 FG
George 30 points 9 rebounds 2 assists
Granger 21 points 6 rebounds
Davis 12 points 8 rebounds
Warrick out for 6-8 weeks with Broken Hand
The 30-year old veteran Hakim Warrick is out for 6-8 weeks with a broken hand he sustained last Dec. 30 during practice. He fell awkwardly after jumping for a rebound a landed on his hand. He will need surgery to fix his hand. This is a pretty huge blow for the Hornets as Warrick has been a solid backup for both Davis and Thompson. Warrick is averaging 5.4 points and 4.7 rebounds for the Hornets.
2014 DRAFT POINTS SYSTEM
Welcome to the 2014 Draft Points System! On the 2014 NBA Draft, (on my Association) you have to climb your way up, if you choose to participate in the Draft by answering Trivia Questions in some parts of the story. You get points by answering each question correctly or at least almost getting it right.
*NOTE - On the 2013 NBA Draft in this Association, there is no points needed to be a good player.
HOW DO I GET POINTS?
- You can get points by answering each trivia question correctly, and by participating in answering questions, you get 0.5 points.
WHEN ARE TRIVIA QUESTIONS ASKED?
- It depends. But most of the time, it is asked during transactions and predictions.
HOW CAN I USE MY POINTS?
- You get to use them by PMing me when you get enough points to your desired skill of your NLSC Player.
THE FOLLOWING ARE THE LIST OF POINTS YOU NEED FOR YOUR PLAYER
a) Participate and announce for the Draft - 1 point
b) Be an undrafted prospect - 1.5 points
c) Be a 2nd Rounder - 2 points
d) Be a late 1st round prospect - 2.5 points
e) Be in the lottery/Top 5 - 3 points
WHEN YOU ARE ALREADY DRAFTED
a) Raise your overall to 60-70 - 3 points
b) Raise your overall to 71-80 - 3.5 points
c) Raise your overall to 81-90 - 4.5 points
d) Demand a trade - 5 points
e) Demand a trade to two desired teams - 5.5 points
f) Demand a trade to a desired team - 6 pointsFIRST TRIVIA QUESTION
The Heat have made a trade! Guess which Center they traded for and earn points for the 2014 Draft.
A) Nikola Pekovic
B) Tyson Chandler
C) Samuel Dalembert
D) Javale McGee
Correct answer will be worth a point and for participating, you get a BONUS .5 point! Deadline for answering will be when I post the trade details!
Mark. wrote:My guess is C.
Man Paul George is balling for you!
RESULTS FROM TRIVIA
Unfortunately, no one got it right. But you guys get a BONUS .5 point for answering the question!
Here are the leaderboard!
Durant35 - 0.5
Mark - 0.5
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