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The First Roster Move You'd Make For The Hornets If Lockout Ends

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Okay, so I was thinking about things that the Hornets need to do in the event that a new CBA is agreed upon and a new season were to begin. But a million thoughts ran through my head and I couldn’t concentrate properly.

So I began to think, what would be the first roster move you’d make in the even that a lockout were to end?

There would be a lot to get done. You’d have to deal with David West and his contract situation, then Carl Landry. Would you resign both, or just go after one? What about the trade market, what’s out there? Could we restructure Emeka’s contract under a new CBA?

Personally my first move would be to resign David West, but I would see how the market plays out itself and if I am overpaying for him. Remember this team has no true “number two” guy, so finding one is difficult. There are a lot of questions surrounding West. How will he come back from injury? Will he perform into his mid-thirties? Can he rebound anymore?

I think that all in all though, he has to be considered a must if the Hornets are to build towards something special. The contract must be a flexible one, that helps the team build around Paul and West, rather than kill off their flexibility. A contract that runs for 4 years at just under 40 million dollars might be okay, but I’d still be concerned that if he doesn’t live up to the money that we’d be in much worse shape.

So what do you guys think, let us know in the comment section below and also vote in the poll!

What is the first roster move you'd make when the lockout ends?

  • Resign Carl Landry (29%, 8 Votes)
  • Resign David West (25%, 7 Votes)
  • Trade Emeka Okafor for cap-room/two-guard (25%, 7 Votes)
  • Trade Trevor Ariza (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Trade Chris Paul (7%, 2 Votes)
  • Sign a free-agent (7%, 2 Votes)

Total Voters: 28

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