New Orleans Hornets Buzz: Big Trade Unlikely

January 5th, 2010 by Joe Gerrity Leave a reply »
New Orleans Hornets' trade rumors have continued to swirl for quite some time about nearly all members of the starting roster. Emeka Okafor, David West, Devin Brown, and even Chris Paul himself have all been seen their names pop up in trade scenarios all around the Web.

Let's clear a few things up.

David West trade rumors have been flying for a while now, but a number of signs point to it not happening. For one, he's a favorite of owner George Shinn.

His friendship with Chris Paul is another deterring factor. It's widely speculated that Paul would be furious with a West move, given their now five-year history of playing together.

Also, he's playing much better as of late and seems to have regained the fire that made him an All-Star the last two years. Had he not struggled in the beginning of the season it's unlikely any rumors would have surfaced.

Given his consistent history, it's clear the beginning of this season was nothing but a minor cold spell. His recent performances prove he's still the same player as the last two years.

Trading him would be disastrous to the season.

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