Marcus Thornton traded to Kings

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  1. LSUsupaFan

    LSUsupaFan Freshman

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    Marcus is going to make Monty and Del look stupid. That's really all that needs to be said. I'm done with the Hornets. They ship in garbage like Jarret Jack and get rid of guys like Thornton? Makes no sense.
     
  2. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

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    This really is surprising to me. I don't follow the NBA real closely but it seems like Thornton was doing well. This signals contraction to me. Get rid of the decent players and let Chris Paul leave in free agency. That way the contraction draft is no big deal and none of the other teams feel jobbed because there are no good players to get. Hope I'm wrong.
     
  3. b_leblanc

    b_leblanc That's just my game...

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    They are going to move the franchise to another city. There's no market for an NBA team in NO. The numbers aren't adding up. They're not making enough money by NBA standards. They'll move the franchise and rebuild it wherever they go, pending if the attendance falls below the annual minimum.

    I don't care what anyone says this crap is being orchestrated by the league officials who are running the team, and make no mistake, they ARE running the team.
     
  4. NavyTiger

    NavyTiger dunn dunn it all

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    Not really sure what to make of this trade. I guess Landry will split time between Ariza and West.
     
  5. lsu99

    lsu99 whashappenin

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    As long as Chris Paul is with the Hornets, they will be one of my favorite teams. I live in the Houston area so I don't get to see as many Hornets games. Therefore, if he leaves, my interest in the franchise will be diminished significantly. Thornton was really playing well last year and had some monster games. His presence on the team made me even more of a Hornets fan.

    I watched Carl Landry a lot over the last couple of years and he became my favorite player with the Rockets. He's low key, plays hard, has an efficient mid-range shot (similar to West) and has a quick first step that usually blows past other power forwards. There was a two month stretch last year in which he came off the bench but was the go-to guy late in games for the Rockets and always seemed to come through in the clutch. The Rockets overachieved last season (considering they were w/out Yao) and Carl Landry was a big part of it.
     
  6. mobius481

    mobius481 Registered Member

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    This trade leads me to believe the same. An NBA team in NO never made sense and even in good years has consistently been at the bottom of the league in attendance. It's a shame but at the same time, I've only been to one game since they've been in NO.

    It is disappointing that the league doesn't seem to be doing what they say they're trying to do.
     
  7. LaSalleAve

    LaSalleAve when in doubt, mumble

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    damn, I really wanted Dallas to draft him, and the Hornets did and just wasted him.
     
  8. mctiger

    mctiger RIP, and thanks for the music Staff Member

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    I'm perfectly ready to believe that Landry can come in and be a positive contributor to the Hornets, but he's going to have to be another Kevin-freakin-Durant to get the fans to forgive the team for moving MT5.
     
  9. LSUTyga73

    LSUTyga73 Football Connoisseur

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    MT5 was a bit inconsistent this season but I don't think it warranted a trade. I do think Landry is an upgrade because he is a beast but dang, I'm sure they could have traded someone else to get him. It's demoralizing as an LSU fan and Hornets fan
     
  10. MLUTiger

    MLUTiger Secular Humanist

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    For those of you who feel they're going to move the team, where will they move it that will draw better attendance? There are about 8 to 10 other teams out there with worse attendance, but you never hear of them being a threat to be moved. It's B.S. perpetuated to meet contractual obligations. As soon as the NBA gets the books straight, Chouest will be more interested in taking over the team.

    As for Thornton, I really wanted him to work out but Marcus made his own bed when he declined to show up for voluntary workouts, unlike everyone else. He knows his biggest issue is defense, yet he doesn't show any improvement. Monte isn't going to mess around and hold onto a guy because he's local. That's not fair to the other players who bust their tails, work on all facets of their game and buy into Monte's system.

    This will be a good move for MT anyway. He's not getting any playing time in NOLA and the Kings desperately need a swingman who can score and create shots. The Hornets need more depth in the post in case West or Okefor go down for any length of time. Landry is a solid post scorer, god rebounder and good defender. He's not going to anchor the post for long, but he's exactly what this team needs.

    I'm much more upset over the loss of Colliston than Thornton...
     
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