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What Should New Orleans Do Now?

Eric Gordon clearly doesn't want to play their anymore, so should they go out and match his offer from the Suns? If I was them, I would play Austin Rivers at the shooting guard spot, try to sign New Orleans native DJ Augustin & have him and Jarret Jack fight for the starting point position...Then I would try to outbid the Timberwolves for Nicolas Batum or go after CJ Miles, at small forward


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I wouldn't let Gordon just

I wouldn't let Gordon just walk away.... They already said they will match the offer. Gordon turned down a 4 year 50 million from them so he went out got some free dinners from other team and got himself 8 million more dollars.

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get a good pg

get a good pg like a nash or a jlin and start rivers in the sg spot

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hornets

just say kendell marshall straight up for him, then they get a little something in return. if they got a first round pick even that would be fine. they dont need to get fair value, they just need some quality piece in return, then they can go out and spend that 50 million on free agentsand they should be fine.

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Should have traded him for Paul George and maybe Granger too

they could have threw in Benelli or Carl Landry.

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They're matching the offer,

They're matching the offer, though if the Hornets offered Marshal and next year's unprotected #1 I'd think twice. They didn't get Davis to let Gordon walk for nothing.

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just say kendell marshall straight up for him, then they get a little something in return. if they got a first round pick even that would be fine. they dont need to get fair value, they just need some quality piece in return, then they can go out and spend that 50 million on free agentsand they should be fine.

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Bounce

They should let him bounce. If he don't want to be their why over pay him.I'm not matching that offer if I'm New Orleans. A lot of people in the league say one thing and do something different all the time. If he is trying to get more money I understand that. But all I heard during the draft was how much he loved NO and he wantd to be their. Now he loves the suns like are you serious. So if I was NO I would not match and let him bounce. Go out and fill my roster with some nice players and continue to build my team through the draft. Trust that with Anthony Davis guys are going to want to play in NO.

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Try to bring dwight howard in

Try to bring dwight howard in via free agency the money is there now and im kind of happy EJ might be gone he was going to get a huge contract but still be a injury prone player . As I said in another thread Dwight and Anthony in the front court could be one of the leagues best front court .Plus the work out regime Dwight is on could enhance Anthonys physique to another level by haveing him in the weight room.

The west is tough they should build slow but steady get as many lottery picks as they can while they can so thats 013,014,015, and maybe 016 but I think they will be better by then but those pick the are not owed to any one.

The number one thing they need to due in not hand out stupid contracts like everyone else is doing, because they dont need to. They suck so they will get a chance to get good players no matter what ever year in the draft. The contracts I seen handed out in no less then a week of free agency is sick Asik and Wallace shouldn't have got the money the got. The new CBA is pointless if team are going to do the same thing with money they did before this time with a harsh tax that will make this a game to trade contracts and not to gain talent or win games.

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He's to valuable to just let

He's to valuable to just let him go. If the Suns want him so much maybe a sign&trade? Gortat + Marshall + Childress for Gordon?

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Sign him. Why let him walk

Sign him. Why let him walk away for nothing? Sign him and then trade him down the road if you don't plan on keeping him.

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Well the Hornets could work

Well the Hornets could work out an arrangement where they sign (straight up without having to match) then deal him to Phoenix. They should at least be able to get draft picks if that's there wish. I doubt the Hornets would want any of their players except Gortat or Markieff Morris, which I doubt Phoenix would want to trade. So unless they'd be willing to take a ton of Phoenix draft picks, Eric Gordon stays.

On another thought, am I the only one who's concerned with Eric Gordon missing good amounts of time due to injuries. Yeah he can score, but the most games he's played in a season is 78 that was his rookie year. In his last three seasons he's played 62, 56, and 9 games. I'm surprised the Suns so readily throw out the max for a guy who averages missing one fourth of the season (not counting the lockout year).

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They should call Phoenix and

They should call Phoenix and see what Phoenix is willing to give them for Gordon and if they are satisfied then execute a sign and trade. I personally think this is abetter option than retaining Gordon because he and Rivers don't compliment each other well on the court and one would have to be relegated to sixth man. However if Phoenix cant come up with a satifactory package keeping him will be the choice because you cant let assests walk for nothing.

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Match it

Eric Gordon is there best player NO should match the offer instead of letting him just bounce

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eric gordon was the biggest

eric gordon was the biggest piece for the hornets in the chris paul deal they cant let him leave for nothing! like most of yah have suggested they need to see what the suns are willing to give up in a sign and trade

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eric gordon was the biggest

eric gordon was the biggest piece for the hornets in the chris paul deal they cant let him leave for nothing! like most of yah have suggested they need to see what the suns are willing to give up in a sign and trade

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Possibly sign and trade for

Possibly sign and trade for the Lakers 2 firsts and 2 seconds they just got. Allows Rivers to get more PT, and brings some assets to a rebuilding team.

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Sounds crazy but if I was

Sounds crazy but if I was them and I honestly felt confident in Austin Rivers I'd let him walk. Honestly that is what it all comes down to, I agree I wouldn't want to let him walk either, but for that amount of money? What if Austin Rivers develops and turns out to be phenomonal and needs more starting time? EG going to play the point? A lot of questions surrounding the whole situation and because of statements he's made I would just let him go. Easier said then done I suppose.....

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Match it

The RFA is in place to give a team the right to retain a player they think is young and valuable; they would be fools to let him walk away after making a Qualifying Offer. Eric Gordon could also be posturing for New Orleans to up the ante and give him more money to try to keep him happy. I think that would be a silly plan because New Orleans could lock him in for the 4 years for $58 million anyway.

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Instead of bringing him back

Instead of bringing him back to NO as a discruntal Star they need to flip him now for another building block. They should operate under the assumption that both A Davis and Rivers will reach they full potential and target a starting caliber under 26 C,SF,or PG.

Ideas

Tyreke Evans and Jason Thompson

Evan Turner and Lavoy Allen

Chandler and Mozgov

Rudy Gay

Kyle Lowry

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The only thing that scares me

The only thing that scares me about the Hornets bringing back Gordon is that the team might be a little too good early on. You remember how in Cleveland LeBron made the Cavs an instant playoff team, and never really got another young player in the draft to share the burdan? This led to the Cavs making some terrible decisions like over paying guys, and even worse, over valuing their young talent. That is the worst case senerio for the Hornets, being too good early on and missing out on some good players in the draft.

I wouldn't mind if they let Eric Gordon go in a S&T centered around a decent young player and some picks. That way the team can be Davis's and River's, and you don't have to worry about trying to contend from day one.

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Even if New Orleans matches

Even if New Orleans matches the offer for Eric Gordon, they are in the cellar for another couple years. They assured themselves of that when they gave away Okafor and Ariza. It is also why Eric Gordon doesn't want to be there.

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So you guys really dont like

So you guys really dont like Howard with Davis next year when hes a FA? You wont like seeing two Number 1 draft pick bigs together? You guys would rather pay eric gordon 60 mil when hes injury prone. Last but not least you guy would rather rivers and gordon play in a back court together when neither are passing guards then not have top draft picks from 013 to 015???lol

Anybody that think that this is a bad Idea might have a low basketball IQ.

The last time two number 1 bigs were together they won a championship Tim Duncan and David Robinson. I'm not saying they are those two Im just stateing history.History says its a good idea.

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1) The only way the Hornets

1) The only way the Hornets could get Dwight Howard would be too trade Anthony Davis...which would be stupid

2) Even if they did trade Dwight for Anthony, Dwight's not going to sign an extension to a bottom feeder in the west...

3) If they made those moves David Stern might just go and contract the New Orleans Hornets and destroy them from existence.

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Yea because Dwight Howard is

Yea because Dwight Howard is really going to think New Orleans is good enough for him.

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Trade?

I thought they couldn't trade him, or execute a sign and trade since he didn't sign his qualifying offer. Unless I mis-understand the CBA, if they match the offer they can't trade him for a year or something along those lines. By him signing an offer sheet with Phoenix, he pretty much forced the Hornets hand. If he wanted out so badly, he should have just signed the QO, played the year out and then left in free agency to the team of his choosing.

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Mentioning Howard with the

Mentioning Howard with the Horents is no different than Mentioning Durant with the Lakers, yes it could happen but there is a .009 percent that it will. Dwight doesn't want to rebuild and has never showed any interest what so ever in the Hornets. It's a nice idea for NBA 2k though. As far as how good the Hornets are going to be, yes Davis has very very high potential but he is not going to come in in year one and change that team much. They still won't make the playoffs and they will be picking in the lotto for the next two years at least which is goodbecause they will be building through the draft like OKC and having cap space. Even with Ariza and Okafor they still would be lotto bound

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The Suns have nabbed a couple

The Suns have nabbed a couple of picks from the Lakers for the Nash S and T, NOH just need to match the Gordon offer so at worse they can get these picks from Phoenix to help with their rebuilding.

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Hornets have the money to

Hornets have the money to sign him did or did'nt chris paul get traded to the clippers a team nobody thought he would want to be on.Did or didn't he sign and extension? Yes he will be a clipper for two more years.There are contender and pretenders NO contender has the money for howard NO conterder has any asset for howard besides OKC.Dwight doesnt want to rebuild? How many faces did the orlando magic have these past few years?Total blow ups of the roster.What team has something to offer the magic for howard give me a team besides LA(where he doesnt want to go) and OKC who just went to the finals and are happy with their core group.

Nice Idea for 2k?No one said Davis is going to come in and change anything in year one thats invalid.But the future tandem of the two is something to consider .Even if he does signs with the hornets they might not make the playoffs that year he signs BUT WHEN THEY DO......

@Ahkan the nba doesn't own the hornets anymore where have you been?

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Im still stunned at you

Im still stunned at you pairing Howard an up and coming free agent who doesn't want to be on his team to Durant getting traded to the lakers? How are they similar in any lite. Seems like you can't tell what can come to fruition in real life from a 2k trade.

Poor comparison.

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Howard and Davis would be an

Howard and Davis would be an awesome defensive force. They might hold a team scoreless for a quarter. Never happening though that Howard would sign in NO. Too small a city for that big man.

No team should be planning on starting Rivers all season. If he was ready he wouldn't have gone at the tenth pick. But Gordon is expensive for what you get and there is the injury.

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