yardbarker

NCAA Wiretap Headlines

Hornets make Collison available

Moderators: Billy, The Sebastian Express, DaVoiceMaster, mojomarc

Post#1 Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:09 pm by sabi

The Hornets are back in luxury tax territory heading into the 2010-11 season and Marc Stein of ESPN.com writes that they will likely be active on the trade market.

Rival teams will try to convince New Orleans to trade Chris Paul, but it's much more likely that they'll part with promising backup point guard Darren Collison.

Stein writes that the Hornets will likely ask any team interested in Collison to also take one of their cap-clogging contracts -- Emeka Okafor, James Posey or Peja Stojakovic.



http://www.realgm.com/src_wiretap_archives/67150/20100612/hornets_may_make_collison_available/

We can offer something like Rudy, Pryz (exp) and Miller (TO) for Collison and Posey


Our lineup would be

Oden/Camby
LMA/Pende
Batum/Posey
Roy/Web
Collison/Bayless

Do it Paul Allen!
Image
Prodigy73 wrote:
fredericklove wrote:Chill out, bro. Things will get better when we face the next 3 games in Nets, Mavs and Rockets, relax, chill.


If we go 0-3 during that Imma chillllllllllllll
sabi


Lead Assistant
User avatar
Posts: 5,074
And1: 10
Joined: Feb 20, 2006
Top

Post#2 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:25 pm by cucad8

I thought Miller showed last year that this team benefited greatly from his leadership at times, and more than anything, the presence of a true veteran on the court. I'd move Miller in the right deal, and am all for upgrading still the PG spot, but IMO, replacing Miller with Collison next season is a step back. For me, it's no longer, well, really has never been, but is definitely no longer about finding 5 guys all the same age who will theoretically play together happily for 10 years and form a dynasty for us. I want people on our team who are going to help us win NOW.
cucad8
Lead Assistant
Posts: 5,951
And1: 276
Joined: May 27, 2007
Top

Post#3 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:55 pm by NO-KG-AI

This "wiretap" was speculation by Marc Stein, who is clearly an idiot. How would moving Collison and Peja clear a cap clogging salary? IF Peja is moved, just as much salary has to come back, and Peja is an expiring anyway, so either way, the $$ will be off the books at the same time....

Not that Collison shouldn't be available, but "Hornets may make Collison available" is something we all knew all along.
rrravenred wrote:Stick that in your superior advanced-calculus pipe, and smoke it, you stat-headed Garnett stan...
NO-KG-AI
Global Mod
Global Mod
User avatar
Posts: 31,079
And1: 990
Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Location: The lost city of New Orleans
Top

Post#4 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 4:55 pm by NO-KG-AI

This "wiretap" was speculation by Marc Stein, who is clearly an idiot. How would moving Collison and Peja clear a cap clogging salary? IF Peja is moved, just as much salary has to come back, and Peja is an expiring anyway, so either way, the $$ will be off the books at the same time....

Not that Collison shouldn't be available, but "Hornets may make Collison available" is something we all knew all along.
rrravenred wrote:Stick that in your superior advanced-calculus pipe, and smoke it, you stat-headed Garnett stan...
NO-KG-AI
Global Mod
Global Mod
User avatar
Posts: 31,079
And1: 990
Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Location: The lost city of New Orleans
Top

Post#5 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:43 pm by sabi

Yeah if Peja is an expiring then that deal clearly doesn't make sense but what about getting rid of Posey's contract? Would a deal like one I proposed be attractive to NO with some future first rounders as well?

And cucad8, sure Miller has been good for us so far but he's in his 30s and a chance to grab a young prospect like Collins, due the NO's circumstances doesn't come very often. If Portland isn't contacting NO right now to see if a deal can be done then they're not doing their jobs!
Image
Prodigy73 wrote:
fredericklove wrote:Chill out, bro. Things will get better when we face the next 3 games in Nets, Mavs and Rockets, relax, chill.


If we go 0-3 during that Imma chillllllllllllll
sabi


Lead Assistant
User avatar
Posts: 5,074
And1: 10
Joined: Feb 20, 2006
Top

Post#6 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:54 pm by Studley

I like Andre, but I do think we need to find a long term PG to grow with our core. Collison is a great prospect - defensive minded with solid offense that would work in Nate's system. Hornet's fans are going to bash Rudy and Pryz as being hurt and Andre as too old, though is does address their lux tax.
Monty might be more receptive but I suspect he'd want to include Jerryd or Martell. There are lots of combos that work with them depending on whether it's Posey or Peja. Okafor is too expensive with a commitment of a LaMarcus type contract going to Oden.

I would include Jerryd and/or Martell for the upgrade at PG. Mike Conley might come cheaper.
Studley
Freshman
Posts: 80
And1: 0
Joined: May 14, 2010
Top

Post#7 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:55 pm by DaVoiceMaster

Do the Hornets wanna rid themselves of Okafor? Who would play center for them? What's Okafor's offense like? Portland could add Okafor with Collison and see what happens with Oden. If he's doing fine with no real injuries, they could look to move Camby unless he'd be happy with a few minutes each game? Just thinking out loud... I would think they'd rather move a large contract than Posey's contract which is really not all that huge (2 years and roughly $14 million total. It would require both Przybilla and Miller go out in the deal though... unless we moved Camby in that deal and held on to Miller??? Portland has some options IF they wanna make a play for Collison.
DaVoiceMaster



Forum Mod - Blazers
Forum Mod - Blazers
User avatar
Posts: 15,874
And1: 354
Joined: Sep 26, 2003
Location: Portland, Oregon
Top

Post#8 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 6:57 pm by NO-KG-AI

I dunno, I wouldn't mind dumping Posey, but I'd rather just keep him, he is still a contributor, and we could use Collison to bring in real talent, instead of trying to just free up money where we won't be under the cap now.

I still think if Philly takes Evan Turner, what becomes of Iguodala or Thad Young? Collison+ Peja wouldn't be a bad starting place to bring in Iggy IMO. Can anyone think of a better young player along with an expiring that Philly could get back?
rrravenred wrote:Stick that in your superior advanced-calculus pipe, and smoke it, you stat-headed Garnett stan...
NO-KG-AI
Global Mod
Global Mod
User avatar
Posts: 31,079
And1: 990
Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Location: The lost city of New Orleans
Top

Post#9 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:23 pm by farzi

But we REALLY want him :(
Thank you for all the memories BRoy. You were a class act and brought hope to an entire region for 5 years. You will be missed.
farzi
RealGM
User avatar
Posts: 12,486
And1: 0
Joined: Dec 20, 2007
Top

Post#10 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:27 pm by re49gb_2gho32fp

sabi wrote:
We can offer something like Rudy, Pryz (exp) and Miller (TO) for Collison and Posey


Our lineup would be

Oden/Camby
LMA/Pende
Batum/Posey
Roy/Web
Collison/Bayless

Do it Paul Allen!


this would be sweet like honey even though i like all three players suggested to swap.
if Peja instead of Posey - full house. unsure if plausible contract wise though with Peja though.
truth is that Miller is serviceable max 1 more year.
re49gb_2gho32fp
Banned User
Posts: 3,198
And1: 14
Joined: Jun 2, 2010
Top

Post#11 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:27 pm by sabi

Iggy for Collison would be a good deal for NO if they're willing to take on that salary. But if they want some expirirings Portland has plenty. If only Rudy could have built on his rookie year instead of getting injured we'd have a much better chance at pulling off a big trade this summer.
Image
Prodigy73 wrote:
fredericklove wrote:Chill out, bro. Things will get better when we face the next 3 games in Nets, Mavs and Rockets, relax, chill.


If we go 0-3 during that Imma chillllllllllllll
sabi


Lead Assistant
User avatar
Posts: 5,074
And1: 10
Joined: Feb 20, 2006
Top

Post#12 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:31 pm by sabi

farzi wrote:But we REALLY want him :(

This
Image
Prodigy73 wrote:
fredericklove wrote:Chill out, bro. Things will get better when we face the next 3 games in Nets, Mavs and Rockets, relax, chill.


If we go 0-3 during that Imma chillllllllllllll
sabi


Lead Assistant
User avatar
Posts: 5,074
And1: 10
Joined: Feb 20, 2006
Top

Post#13 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:37 pm by re49gb_2gho32fp

cucad8 wrote:I thought Miller showed last year that this team benefited greatly from his leadership at times, and more than anything, the presence of a true veteran on the court. I'd move Miller in the right deal, and am all for upgrading still the PG spot, but IMO, replacing Miller with Collison next season is a step back. For me, it's no longer, well, really has never been, but is definitely no longer about finding 5 guys all the same age who will theoretically play together happily for 10 years and form a dynasty for us. I want people on our team who are going to help us win NOW.


i hear u. but look at OKC. they're a contender starting next season with current squad. we got guys in mid 20's + camby and howard which is fair.
re49gb_2gho32fp
Banned User
Posts: 3,198
And1: 14
Joined: Jun 2, 2010
Top

Post#14 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:40 pm by NO-KG-AI

sabi wrote:Iggy for Collison would be a good deal for NO if they're willing to take on that salary. But if they want some expirirings Portland has plenty. If only Rudy could have built on his rookie year instead of getting injured we'd have a much better chance at pulling off a big trade this summer.


I don't think the Hornets are ready to blow it up yet, that's the thing.

I'd love to see Paul/Thornton/Iggy/West/Okafor with Posey, Wright, an MLE or something, and our draft picks.
rrravenred wrote:Stick that in your superior advanced-calculus pipe, and smoke it, you stat-headed Garnett stan...
NO-KG-AI
Global Mod
Global Mod
User avatar
Posts: 31,079
And1: 990
Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Location: The lost city of New Orleans
Top

Post#15 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 7:48 pm by Manuel Calavera

NO-KG-AI wrote:I dunno, I wouldn't mind dumping Posey, but I'd rather just keep him, he is still a contributor, and we could use Collison to bring in real talent, instead of trying to just free up money where we won't be under the cap now.

I still think if Philly takes Evan Turner, what becomes of Iguodala or Thad Young? Collison+ Peja wouldn't be a bad starting place to bring in Iggy IMO. Can anyone think of a better young player along with an expiring that Philly could get back?

Cunningham =)
Manuel Calavera
Sixth Man
User avatar
Posts: 1,808
And1: 134
Joined: Oct 9, 2009
Top

Post#16 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:20 pm by Fico King

I would hope NO would not give away Collison to get under the lux tax. Think No could probably get there just by trading for a TPE. For example NJ has cap room and has a starting PG and Center but needs a PF. NO could trade West and Wright for a future 1st and TPE
Fico King
Senior
Posts: 604
And1: 0
Joined: Dec 1, 2009
Top

Post#17 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:32 pm by NO-KG-AI

I know RealGM is a what have you done for me lately site, but I think what we have and what we did with it is fairly nice. We went 7 games with teh defending champion Spurs a few years back with a fairly unimpressive roster. Since then, we've upgraded massively at C, and if we trade Peja, we can massively upgrade over him, and Thornton is better than any wing we had then, Wright will be better than he was then, Paul and West are better and more seasoned than they were during that run.

Injuries and bad luck have set in recently(I'm sure you all can sympathize) but the Hornets aren't far from being a contender IMO, especially since our superstar PG adds new wrinkles to his game yearly.
rrravenred wrote:Stick that in your superior advanced-calculus pipe, and smoke it, you stat-headed Garnett stan...
NO-KG-AI
Global Mod
Global Mod
User avatar
Posts: 31,079
And1: 990
Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Location: The lost city of New Orleans
Top

Post#18 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:40 pm by Butter

NO-KG-AI wrote:I dunno, I wouldn't mind dumping Posey, but I'd rather just keep him, he is still a contributor, and we could use Collison to bring in real talent, instead of trying to just free up money where we won't be under the cap now.

I still think if Philly takes Evan Turner, what becomes of Iguodala or Thad Young? Collison+ Peja wouldn't be a bad starting place to bring in Iggy IMO. Can anyone think of a better young player along with an expiring that Philly could get back?


I don't really see the Blazers and Hornets as great trading partners. However, I don't know if the Sixers and Hornets are great trade partners either. The Sixers seem to be in rebuilding mode, so I don't think the Sixers would be excited about taking on big salaries. Also, they just drafted Jrue Holiday, so bringing in Collison might not be the best fit for them.

However, I think that the idea of a three way might be a really good fit with those three teams.
Sometimes they live by the jumper, and some times they die by the jumper.
Butter
General Manager
User avatar
Posts: 7,683
And1: 17
Joined: Aug 13, 2002
Location: LMA's house, the Rose Garden
Top

Post#19 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:49 pm by NO-KG-AI

True, but a nice 3 way trade could help.

Iggy to New Orleans, Peja and 3rd parties young prospect to Philly, and Collison to third party.

That way they get out of a big contract, and they can get a nice young prospect that isn't a PG.

Dunno how they feel about Holiday though, and if they are high on Collison, they could move Holliday as well.

Anyway, if you guys want Collison, we'll give him to you with Peja, and take some contracts you don't want in exchange for Oden. We'll even throw in West or Okafor if you want :)

But honestly, if it ever came down to being forced to trade Chris Paul, I would want to do it with something involving Oden, that way I could live with the trade and hope for a productive future.
rrravenred wrote:Stick that in your superior advanced-calculus pipe, and smoke it, you stat-headed Garnett stan...
NO-KG-AI
Global Mod
Global Mod
User avatar
Posts: 31,079
And1: 990
Joined: Jul 18, 2005
Location: The lost city of New Orleans
Top

Post#20 Re: Hornets make Collison available
Sat Jun 12, 2010 8:56 pm by Butter

Here's one option for a 3-way:

Portland Trades:
Joel Pryzbilla
Rudy Fernandez
Martel Webster

Portland Receives:
Darren Collison
James Posey
Morris Peterson
The Blazers give up some potential cap space in Joel Pryzbilla, but make an obvious upgrade at PG. While Posey and Peterson are over payed at this point in their career, they would fill in as veteran role players at positions of need for the Blazers off the bench.

New Orleans Trades:
Darren Collison
James Posey
Morris Peterson

New Orleans Receives:
Andre Iguodala
The Hornets seem to be clear winners in this deal. They do give up a young PG with a lot of upside, but they clear some mediocre players in Posey and Peterson in favor of a star.

Philadelphia Trades:
Andre Iguodala

Phildelphia Receives:
Rudy Fernandez
Joel Pryzbilla
Martel Webster
The Sixers may honestly need more to complete this deal. Maybe the Blazers send them a draft pick? However, Rudy will clearly upgrade their perimeter shooting. Webster may benefit from a different system. Finally, I believe the Sixers will appreciate Joel's cap friendly contract. If it's insured this year they get instant savings, and then they'll have an expiring contract to parlay into improved talent next year.
Sometimes they live by the jumper, and some times they die by the jumper.
Butter
General Manager
User avatar
Posts: 7,683
And1: 17
Joined: Aug 13, 2002
Location: LMA's house, the Rose Garden
Top

Next

Return to Portland Trail Blazers


Who is online

Users browsing this forum: No registered users