With the NBA trade deadline approaching, there are teams that should be very active on the trade market. The Kristaps Porzingis trade has shocked NBA fans, but more are sure to come. These teams are all competing for a playoff spot, but need another push to be taken seriously. All of these teams are being reported to have interest in making a move before the NBA trade deadline. In this article, I break down what players they should be looking for and what affect trades could have on these teams. Charlotte Hornets As the Hornets remain on the edge of the playoffs, they look to add pieces to bolster their chances. The biggest move they're trying to make is a Marc Gasol
Now that it's been a few weeks and a lot has changed in the NBA it's time to update my MVP predictions. Last time featured Steph Curry, Anthony Davis, and Kevin Durant (Check it out here). But, with Davis and Curry dealing with injuries and KD not playing at an MVP level it's time to look at new candidates. As a side note, the argument with Draymond Green definitely won't help Durant's case for MVP. Anyways, here are my 3 updated MVP predictions: Kemba Walker - 28.7 PPG (46/38/86), 4.5 RPG, 6.1 APG Coming off of a 60 point game Kemba Walker has every right to be in the MVP conversation. Despite the loss, Walker outscored his entire team by himself. That's right.
The Charlotte Hornets need to make a trade. The team has stated they are not interested in trading their star player, Kemba Walker, yet he is an unrestricted free agent this offseason. Kemba can go anywhere he pleases and he likely won't stay in Charlotte unless they turn things around. He's arguably a top 5 point guard and will receive multiple huge contracts. The team has had moderate success so far, going 7-7 with 4 losses by 2 points or less. A trade may be just what they need to win those close games and set them on the path for making the playoffs. Let's look at the Charlotte Hornets trade options: Trade #1 Hornets Recieve: Kent Bazemore, Dewayne Dedmon Heat Recieve: Nicolas
This season Kemba Walker has become one of the most controversial players. A lot of NBA fans say he isn't all that good and is just a shot chucker on a bad team. Others argue that Kemba is Kyrie Irving on a bad team. But, after Kemba's record-breaking start to the season, I would argue he is a top 5 point guard of this year. Kemba Walker vs Kyrie Irving Because this article is focused on this season only, it's quite obvious Kemba has outplayed Kyrie. Not only has Kemba scored 14 more points per game, but he has done it on a highly efficient 49.2% from the field and 45.3% from three. On the other hand, Kyrie is shooting just 40.2% from the
Season Goal: Trade Kemba, Start Rebuild After years of being a late lottery team, it seems like the Hornets need to start rebuilding. This team has very little chance of getting better due to the limited amount of young talent and the awful salaries they have given out recently. Trading Kemba is the most logical way to start a rebuild. Kemba is about to leave his prime and only has 1 year left on his contract. Charlotte has worked very hard to stay under the tax line, they are less than 100k under the 123.7M tax line this year. Being a small market team unable to attract free agents, they can only get top tier talent in through the draft. After