Grading Mo Williams, Adreian Payne Trades Between Wolves, Hawks, Hornets

February 10th, 2015 by Grant Hughes Leave a reply »

In their latest effort to secure a playoff spot in the Eastern Conference, the Charlotte Hornets pulled off a trade with the Minnesota Timberwolves to bring in one of only four players to score at least 50 points this season: Mo Williams.

Apparently, Stephen Curry, Klay Thompson and Kyrie Irving were unavailable.

Adrian Wojnarowski of Yahoo Sports broke the news and has the details:

Though this particular swap isn't a league-wide landscape-alterer, it should have an impact on the bottom portion of the postseason race in the East. And the Wolves got themselves a pick for a vet they didn't need, so, nice job, everyone!


Charlotte Hornets Get: Mo Williams and Troy Daniels

Grade: B+

Williams hasn't shot the ball efficiently this season, with field-goal and three-point accuracy rates of 40.3 and 34.7 percent, respectively. But he's been better than Gary Neal, whose frosty 29.3 percent from long range has really hurt a Hornets team in need of perimeter shooting.

Neal is a journeyman whose movement at the deadline has become somethi ...

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