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Thunder Hornets trade

Per bleecher report

Would Waiters and No. 14 be enough to convince the Nuggets to move down seven spots? Could the Thunder tempt the Charlotte Hornets at No. 9 with a package of Lamb, Jones, Nos. 14 and No. 48?

If I am the hornets I am doing this no doubt, we are horrible at SG this year and are desperate need of any type of shooting even though Lamb is not a knock down shooter consistently. Hes young and at times proven that he belongs in the league and can score in bunches something that the hornets also missed. Adding perry jones helps with our small ball lineups and if perry can hit anytype of midrange jumpshot he will take the minutes from marvin Williams who is horrible on the glass. We can still get a player that we targeted at the 14 pick as long as its not Willie or Johnson we have a chance to still get one of our targets.


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Ew.

Were I Nuggets' GM, I would much prefer either Winslow or Hezonja to any combo of Waiters plus Booker or Oubre or whoever.

As for the other offer, depends how the Hornets feel about Jones, I guess.

BTW, did it say who the Thunder were (supposedly) targeting?

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It said Stanley Johnson

It said Stanley Johnson better version of andre and Thabo

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Nuggets just drafted Gary

Nuggets just drafted Gary Harris and with the jury still out on Waiters I don't think the Nuggets do it.

I cannot see thunder giving up both Jones and Lamb. I think the Hornets do it for Lamb and the draft picks. I still think Lamb will be a good pro.

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Wait, why am I being negged for presenting an obvious fact?

No one who would realistically be available at #14 (Dekker, Booker, Oubre, Payne, Grant, Looney, Kaminsky, etc) combined with Waiters would be even remotely worth passing on Winslow or Hezonja for.

Cowardly trolls!

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Some kids come on here and

Some kids come on here and neg everyone - i just got 6 or 7 negs i think, don't take it personally....

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No to Denver

I think Charlotte would be interested in moving down to draft Booker or Hunter. OKC has a very full roster so trading Lamb and Jones away would create some flexibility. I think Boston is another team that could try to move up.

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Yes for Charlotte

If they can get Lamb, Perry, 14, and 48 just for No. 9, that's an absolute steal. At 14, they'll still have the possibility to draft Dekker, Kaminsky, Hunter, Anderson, Turner, etc. The opportunities to fill out their bench with that pick would be fantastic.

Acquiring Lamb and Perry would make Henderson and Williams (both entering the final year of their respective contracts) immediate trade bait for competing teams looking to move picks and young talent with better potential for veteran contributors.

Also, I don't see the harm in reuiniting Kemba with Lamb, as the two won the 2011 NCAA title together.

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Trade

I would agree giving up Jones lamb and 14th is a lot for let's say the 9th pick as I agree I don't see denver making that trade. But if their a player the thunder are really targeting, like a Johnson let's say. Id do the trade from thunder stand point. They have all these assets y not make a deal, and really both Jones and lamb haven't fully developed into the players we expected, so why not switch it up. Also both Jones and lamb will be restricted free agents after next year I think, so better to package and get a new rookie contact. I'm a big thunder fan and can see next year as the year we take it all, health being number one concern. But a Johnson type jack of all trades type, would help in the guard rotation, but wouldn't help the shooting side. Will see I think we will see some good trades at the draft.

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ABSOLUTELY

Hornets fan here. YES - would be a blessing. I've wanted Lamb on our roster for quite some time. Would fit like a glove next to Kemba and we desperately need the shooting/size and talent.

I'm sorry to say but picking 14th instead of 9th isn't going to make ANY difference anyways with how we draft and play our prospects. Vonleh got no minutes after he was considered a steal in last year's draft.

I really wanted Lavine last year but he would've rode the bench in Charlotte as well. Shame. We are terrible at developing - so lets just get this bundle if available!

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Agreed

The draft outside top 3 is usually a crapshoot. What's the difference between Johnson and Booker really. One's slightly more talented on defense, the other is slightly more talented on offense. Both guys look to have high motors and solid athleticism.

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Trade

I read that article and I remember thinking that those trade ideas were fairly unrealistic. Although I would love to move up as a Thunder fan, Waiters and Lamb's value right now is very low and it takes a lot to move up in the lottery, especially in this draft which is loaded with quality talent. Also, like some of you I still have hope that Lamb can turn into a quality rotation player in the NBA.

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