Feb 17, 2009

Hornets Trade Chandler to Thunder

Tyson Chandler is heading back to Oklahoma City, but this time not as a member of the Hornets. Chandler has been traded to the Thunder for Joe Smith and Chris Wilcox.

The Hornets main objective with the trade is to trim salary. I don't like the deal at all. While Chandler has been injured lately, he is the only big man on the Hornets capable being an inside presence. He's a monster rebounder and can block or alter shots in the lane. He and Chris Paul have developed a great feel for one another around the basket.

Now the Hornets are showing their true colors of not sticking with the team that won the division last season. After CP3's injury before the All Star break, the team tanked and has lost 6 of the past 8 games. How will trading their best big man get the fans excited? There better be more moves down the road.

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