First off, bring James Posey back. Forget about Nocioni and wondering how he'll fit. Posey was a perfect fit here and he's got a lot left in the tank. He'll solve the problem of being able to guard perimeter big men like Rashard Lewis and Lamar Odom when KG's resting. C's can go small when they like with him playing the 4, a lineup that was very effective 2 seasons ago. For Posey the C's ship Scalabrine, Tony Allen and JR Giddens. Hornets will soon realize they're not really going anywhere and Posey wants another chance at a title and he already has his contract. The benefit for New Orleans is clearing cap space, maybe making a run at another mid-level player next season who can complement Paul better. Let's face it: with Posey, Mo Peterson, Devin Brown, and Julian Wright, the Hornets have enough of the same type of 2/3 guys on their current roster.This deal will open up 2 roster spots. Scalabrine will be waved and likely resign with Boston.
Furthermore next season Allen resigns with Boston and becomes the 6th man.
These are obviously hypothetical but I'd love if there were a way for them to be made. This article signifies that I'm pushing the panic button. If people want to wait a couple more months that's understandable and I could live with that.. I really do feel these may be legit options at this time of the season though. There's obviously turmoil in Washington which is known about.
Sadly I just don't think this team is nearly as good as I thought they would be. Not with the consistent struggles against lesser opponents. tb727 11/26/2009 12:12:00 PM Tweet Edit