Why even make this trade?
Hm. When does he become eligible to be traded with someone else?
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It just limits Dell's flexibility for two months- and for what? Not that this makes this a terrible trade, just a C- for me personally. You traded non-factor for non-factor and lost flexibilty
We have 8 guys who can play front court minutes. 6 who can play backcourt minutes and that includes Eric Gordon who won't be back until sometime around Memorial Day. Not every trade has to be a game changer, but it should at least be practical. Thats all we are seeing here.
Rivers seems to get hurt quite often from playing all out. I'm all about having some depth. I think Warrick played once this year.
I am gonna miss Hakim... The 7 mins he gave us this season were important. He'll be missed...
IMO Warrick was probably asking to be traded somewhere where he could play and Charlotte was the only team interested. They offer a very good locker room guy (And former DLeague MVP, FYI) and we thought "Eh why not. The back court is thin."
He becomes our oldest player. Welcome, Matt!
Team saves a little bit in salary and brings in a locker room guy who can shoot. Straight up, it's probably a bad deal for the Hornets. But overall, and considering the Hornets' situation, they're probably better off making this deal. Neither would play on this team anyway, and instead you get a locker room guy instead of a guy who might complain about not playing.
Cue the Star Wars Imperial March Music and let the domino falling begin. Demps says the games have begun.
Yay! Ever since I saw Desmond Mason throw it down on Matt Carroll, I've thought "OMG I want him on my team" haha but in all seriousness whenever he is in the game I will be chanting MVP at my computer + he does Roger Masons job better than Roger does
funny, i woke up this morning with a hunch that we made a trade...was expecting bigger i think :P
Two things I see with this:
1. It saves about $500,000 from the payroll. Doesn't sound like much, but for a small market team that type of cash can have real consequences. Especially if Dell is on a fixed budget with Benson like he was when the league was running things. 500k got us Carl Landry.
2. Carroll is a more tradeable piece. While Warrick has some very minor value as an actual player (which is debatable at his price tag really), Carroll is quite simply the cheaper expiring which provides more flexibility in making another deal.
January 13th is right in prime time for making further deals, so anyone complaining about that aspect is really just being impatient. Dell is playing chess not checkers, as usual.
With Gordon's horrible contract on the books you need to squeeze out every dollar you can for flexibility.
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Matt may have lost a step but like others mentioned, he will be a "good locker room guy". Matt is a consummate professional who can and should knock down the open 3.
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Warrick was the last frontcourt player on the depth chart... I'd take another shooter in exchange for a big that gets no minutes, and its not like Carroll is eating our cap space and crippling us in the future. Another good locker room guy isn't a bad thing either.
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