NBA Trade Rumors: Could Carmelo Anthony Go to the New Orleans Hornets?

July 27th, 2010 by Hardcourt Mayhem Leave a reply »
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The news that Chris Paul wants to be traded has brought about a number of rumors about a potential destination.

Maybe he wants to have think about this a little longer and see what is in store for him in the future.

The Los Angeles Lakers can’t always rule the Western Conference. In my opinion, I think they only have two to three good years left in them until they go downhill.

So in about 18 months, the New Orleans Hornets could be the class of the Western Conference. But they are going to have to be careful in what moves they make if they want that to happen.

First things first, they can’t trade Chris Paul. They just can’t. No matter what, don’t trade Chris Paul.

Then entering the 2011 free agency period, the Hornets can get rid of Peja Stojakovic and his fat contract.

This will clear a lot of cap room, and New Orleans would have $47 million in cap space. The Hornets can get more space if David West is willing to opt out of his contract.

With this, the Hornets can grab Denver Nuggets’ small forward Carmelo Antho ...

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