December 28, 2009; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center DeSagana Diop (7) shoots against the Milwaukee Bucks at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

Trade Rumor: Hornets Interested In DeSagana Diop, Possible Sign-&-Trade For Landry

Free agent forward Carl Landry is still on the market and searching for a team. The Charlotte Bobcats and Golden State Warriors seem to be the only teams interested in Landry at this point. The Bobcats have expressed their interest to the Hornets of a possible sign-and-trade deal as it will allow them to offer Landry slightly more money. According to sources the Hornets are interested in possibly signing & trading Landry to the Bobcats for reserve center DeSagana Diop.

The Hornets desperately need another center to fill out their front court before the season starts. Right now there is not one “true” center on their roster. Diop will not come in and make a serious impact but he is a good start. He had a good season in his last with the Mavericks a few years ago and has since fell under the Bobcats way. Maybe on a better team and some better coaching Diop will be more productive. He will be due $7 million next season which leaves some serious question marks on wether this guy is worth it.

If it was not for Diop’s $7 million contract I would tell the Hornets to do this ASAP. His contract expires after this upcoming season so at least there would be no long term commitment involved.

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