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iHop
09-08-2009, 06:53 PM
With three weeks remaining before the New Orleans Hornets open training camp, General Manager Jeff Bower said he is not finished tinkering with the roster despite the recent additions of Emeka Okafor, Ike Diogu and the re-signing of Sean Marks.

Bower is involved in talks for a deal, but he declined to give specifics.

"We've got some things that we're working on that we're going to continue to move forward with," Bower said. "We're going to continue to find ways to improve this team, and we're looking into situations that we think will help us."

The Hornets could make a similar move as last month when they traded shooting guard Rasual Butler to the Los Angeles Clippers for a future second-round draft pick to improve their salary cap flexibility.

The Hornets shredded $3.9 million from their payroll by trading Butler. With their payroll at $74.9 million, if the Hornets don't decrease that total by the February trade deadline, they would have to pay the league a $1 for each dollar they are over the luxury tax threshold of $69.92 million next summer.

"What we've tried to do all summer is improve our team on the court and also improve our (salary cap) flexibility," Bower said. "We made a lot of progress in both areas, and we will continue to make more progress as we round out the summer."

Beyond their tax concerns, the Hornets could be looking to make a deal because they have big plans for first-round draft pick Darren Collison.

Collison's likely emergence off the bench as the top backup for Chris Paul could result in a significant drop in minutes for veteran backup point guard Antonio Daniels.

Although Daniels' is owed $6.6 million this season, he could draw interest for a trade because of his expiring contract.

http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ssf/2009/09/new_orleans_hornets_still_twea.html


I would like to see what they do with his contract, and maybe get a good role player out of it or maybe it just might be another salary dump.

Vinny642
09-08-2009, 07:04 PM
I already know what may happen.

Memphis signs Iverson
Then they trade New Orleans Rudy Gay for JuJu D. Brown Daniels and Armstrong.

iHop
09-08-2009, 07:25 PM
I already know what may happen.

Memphis signs Iverson
Then they trade New Orleans Rudy Gay for JuJu D. Brown Daniels and Armstrong.

That would be a dream come true :rolleyes:

Mckphins
09-08-2009, 10:08 PM
heres hoping

BIGBREED
09-08-2009, 11:24 PM
I already know what may happen.

Memphis signs Iverson
Then they trade New Orleans Rudy Gay for JuJu D. Brown Daniels and Armstrong.

In the words of the great Fred Sanford....."Are You Crazy!" LOL....That would be nice , but their's only one stupid/dumb franchise in America, and thats the Pittsburgh Pirates!

ballpd05
09-09-2009, 05:34 PM
In the words of the great Fred Sanford....."Are You Crazy!" LOL....That would be nice , but their's only one stupid/dumb franchise in America, and thats the Pittsburgh Pirates!

I don't know. The Grizzlies traded Pau Gasol for Kwame Brown for a cost cutting move and then took on Zach Randolph (which basically canceled out the Pau Gasol move). So don't totally count the Griz out.

I don't think it'll happen because of the publicity they got for it, but don't say never.

Vinny642
09-09-2009, 05:43 PM
http://www.nola.com/hornets/index.ssf/2009/09/new_orleans_hornets_trade_anto.html

We got Darius Songaila which improves depth, and Brown whichs gives us a third PG.