- The trade of Emeka Okafor and Trevor Ariza suddenly has given the Hornets even more to look forward too this off-season. They just free’d up over $40 Million of cap room. Before they had just enough money to re-sign Eric Gordon to a max contract, the question was just is he worth it? Now, the Hornets not only have enough money to sign Gordon, they can go sign 2 players to max contracts. Yes the Hornets did just acquire Rashard Lewis from the Hornets and he is owed $23 million dollars, but if the Hornets cut him before July 1, they only have to to pay him $13 mil.
This really all depends on who the Hornets select with the 10th pick in this years draft, with the draft only 8 days away and free agency not starting until July 11th. If the Hornets decide to draft Damian Lillard or Kendal Marshal you can only assume that they will not be singing Deron Williams. But a draft choice of Meyers Leonard, Perry Jones, Terrence Jones, or any other forward/center would only improve their chances of attracting D. Will to New Orleans.
D.Will wants to win a championship, wheres a better place to do it than New Orleans?