The New Orleans Hornets lost again last night, dropping their record to 8-27 before an announced crowd of 14,527.
They are the worst team in the Western Conference, they are about to trade Chris Kaman for whoever ponies up the best bad offer, and all they are going to have to show for Chris Paul is Al-Farouq Aminu, Eric Gordon (if he doesn’t leave as a restricted free agent, and if his knee is ever going to be OK again), along with a draft pick (originally belonging to Minnesota) that is roughly the equivilent of the pick (originally belonging to the Knicks) that they would have gotten in the original three-team trade with Houston and the Lakers that was
vetoed squashed by commissioner David Stern (the semantics of exactly what took place were the subject of the above debate between Mr. Stern and Mr. Sheridan at his All-Star Weekend press conference). He ended up ducking the question.
We have been pretty adamant on this site that the
veto was a horrible thing for the Hornets franchise, and there are folks in Lakerland who are still quite angry that Paul ended up with the Clippers instead of the gold and purple.
But there are also folks in the Bayou who believe the latter trade was the better trade for the Hornets, as you can see in this entry from the blog Hornets247.
What are your thoughts?
Who made out best?
Who, if anyone, got screwed?
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