I know what my name says, but I do have a soft spot for the Hornets as I was born in NOLA. I really wanted the team to trade away Eric Gordon this offseason due to his attitude about the Phoenix Suns offer and his constant injury problems. Now, looky here, the best player out with injury. Does this remind anyone of Baron Davis? I know I have no actual proof to back up this claim, but the amount of games this guy has missed since being traded is ridiculous. It would be different if he was acting like a perfect employee and was constantly praising the franchise while being injured. Instead, he begs for the team to let him go, they don't, and now he's injured to start the year.
I really can't help but think this kid is nothing but a waste of money. The best scenario to come out of this is that the Hornets get another top pick this year and come back ridiculously loaded next year.
I would have done the same trade the Thunder did, except for Gordon. Kevin Martin and pieces was offered to NOLA over the summer for Gordon, and that was just a huge mistake to pass that up. Gordon is streaky, injury-prone, and brings poor chemistry with his attitude. I've seen Kevin Martin play face to face and that guy is a pure professional, has amazing shot selection, and has a great history of staying healthy.
Guarantee you if he does get traded or leaves the team one day, all these injuries will magically disappear and he'll have a great five year run.