5 Potential Trade Ideas to Shake Up Struggling Charlotte Hornets

December 2nd, 2014 by Adam Fromal Leave a reply »
With calendars only just flipping over to December, it's far too early for teams to panic, especially when they're playing in the Eastern Conference. But after a 4-14 start that has featured a rapidly declining defense and one of the worst offenses in the NBA, the Charlotte Hornets might be an exception. 

This was a team that was supposed to be making the proverbial leap in 2014-15, using the Lance Stephenson acquisition to leapfrog plenty of teams in the East and make a run at home-court advantage during the postseason. Instead, it's been a disastrous squad, one that Grantland's Zach Lowe reports is already looking into trade options: 

The Hornets have been aggressive making trade calls, according to sources across the league.

The Hornets are searching for upgrades on the wing and at power forward, per those sources, and they are willing to talk turkey on basically anyone other than Kemba Walker and Al Jefferson. Free agents signed this past offseason can’t be traded until December 15, and few would be surprised if the Hornets make and take calls on Lance Stephenson ahead of that trigger date.

There's plenty of time ...

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