Saturday, December 16

New Orleans Hornets Draft

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It is formally draft day for the New Orleans Hornets and the open thread has arrived. After an unusually stressful day of Chris Paul trade speculation fueled by a long distance interview and a statement from current possessor George Shinn, Hornets fans all over are probably ready for some possible well news.

Television reporting for the event begins on ESPN at 6PM Central time. If the Hornets endure pat and pick 11th, the decision should be announced around 7:20 in the evening.

Ryan told you what to expect, but there’s more to talk around. What is your dream scenario? Who do you really not need to see taken? Which player is a steal in the 2nd round?

If this awesome thread wasn’t comfortable to get you wild, Hornets247 is proud to bring you live coverage from the Alario Center on draft night, where Monty Williams, Jeff Bower, and other Hornets personnel will be gathered to make their decision. Coach and GM both are looked to address the media, answer interviews and talk about the choice. I’ll be right there to keep you posted with live, breaking information starting at 5:00 and continuing all the way through

In the meanwhile though, let’s speak draft.

Realistically the Hornets won’t be able to move to up grab DeMarcus Cousins, and he doesn’t really the mold of the players the Hornets tend to pick. Set though I imagine the guy is going to be pretty damn good right away. As of now he’s slotted as number three in my Rookie of the Twelvemonth Award rankings (which were just stimulated in my head), trailing Blake Griffin and John Wall.

Potential draft day trades are always fun, and as Ryan noted, moving Darren Collison to Indiana has been discussed quite a bit lately. What would a fair price be? Can I make that the Pacers are going to trade Danny Granger to the Hornets because in the past 24 hours they haven’t flat out denied it?

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