ESPN: Hornets Get Thumbs Up in Every Offseason Trade
New Orleans traded guard Jerome Dyson and center Brad Miller to Phoenix and three undisclosed second-round draft picks to Minnesota for cash. Minnesota will send forward Wesley Johnson and a future first-round pick to Phoenix, who will send center Robin Lopez and forward Hakim Warrick to New Orleans.
Hornets: New Orleans landed it starting center and a top-notch bench scorer for virtually nothing. Thumbs up
Suns: Because the Johnson-Michael Beasley combo at three was just so good for Minnesota. Thumbs down
The Philadelphia 76ers acquired forward Dorell Wright from the Golden State Warriors. The 76ers acquired center Darryl Watkins from New Orleans for the rights to forward Edin Bavcic. Golden State acquires Bavcic and Jarrett Jack.
76ers: While Wright offers additional bench versatility for Doug Collins, the Sixers' offseason direction is a little hard to ascertain. Thumbs down
Hornets: New Orleans was simply clearing away pieces it didn't need. Thumbs up
Warriors: Jack brings a solid veteran option as a backup for Stephen Curry, who can also function as a starter. Given Curry's ankle problems, that was an important hole to plug. Thumbs up
Orlando Magic signed forward Ryan Anderson and traded him to New Orleans Hornets for forward Gustavo Ayon.
Hornets: Are you kidding? This was one of the steals of the offseason. Thumbs way up
Magic: Ayon is useful and Orlando is trying to create flexibility for its post-Dwight future, but Anderson is just too good to give up for this return. Orlando could have re-signed him and traded him later. Thumbs down