This team is what it is, and that's just not very good. Especially without Gordon and Davis. Just take a look.
Greivis Vasquez, a lot of people talk about how great of a backup he would be, but his physical limitations are just too big. People talk about how slow he is, but people don't seem to talk about the fact that his handle is not that good. Honest question, put Vasquez on OKC. Who gets the minutes behind Westbrook, him or Maynor?
Roger Mason, I won't go as far as saying "oh this guy wouldn't even have a job if it weren't for the Hornets," but I will say that he probably wouldn't see the court if it weren't for the Hornets. Why is nobody talking about how he is only shooting 39% and 36% as the starter?
Al-Farouq Aminu, I like him, but offensively he just has not made the improvements you wanted to see from him. We play the second slowest pace in the league (slowest last season) and score only 11 fast break points per game which is 24th, the guy will just not exceed offensively if you don't move faster than that. He's another starter for us that wouldn't see the court for some better teams.
Ryan Anderson, the only player worth a damn.
Robin Lopez, is he worth the 5M option next year? I don't think so. He plays hard, and he seems like a nice guy, but he just isn't very good. Seems a step slower than the rest of the league, can't really get off the floor, weak offensive game.
This team just needs another makeover. I wouldn't be the least bit upset if coming into next season the only guys who are still on this team are Gordon, Davis, Anderson, Rivers, and Smith.