Lose hemp!Hornets could offer rockets 3 for 1, $41 million with Durant as bargaining chip
The hornets have really lost lately, losing 5 in a row.The Hornets made a bad start against arch-rival Toronto on Feb. 8, and although they went on a run in the third quarter, they lost in the fourth and finally lost at home.The Hornets’ defense wasn’t good enough to begin with, and they were basically out of the game if they couldn’t make 3-pointers.Bridges, Threeball, Oubre and Washington combined to go 4-for-27 from 3-point range.The Hornets have no offense in the post, plumlee has no offense, can only eat cake, can’t space.What should the Hornets do if they want to make the playoffs?That’s certainly a trade for a versatile inside player to bolster the lineup.Nbaanalysis reports that the hornets may offer the rockets $41 million in a 3-for-1 deal for wood and durant’s junior.The plan is for the Hornets to send Washington, Plumlee and Kay-Jones and get Wood from the rockets.Washington, 23, is only 6 ’11 “tall and has a low ceiling, and his contract expires next summer, so the Hornets want to trade him for a full-size interior player who fits the team’s playbook.Washington is a monster, making 1.9 3-pointers per game and shooting 39.9 percent from outside this season.He outgrows Tate in size and 3-point shooting, and has some passing ability to play alongside rookie Alperon Sengon.Plumlee is a bit of a no-brainer for the Hornets. He has two years and more than $16 million left on his contract and won’t affect Rafer’s summer 2023 acquisition plans.Kay Jones, who tried out for the Rockets, was the 19th overall pick in last year’s draft and received a four-year, $13.42 million contract.Despite the money, Kay Jones isn’t exactly happy because he hasn’t seen much playing time, mostly guarding the water cooler, playing in just 16 games this season, averaging 2.9 minutes per game, 0.9 points, 0.5 rebounds, 0.3 assists, and shooting 66.7 percent from the field and 50 percent from three-point range.The 21-foot-2 Kay Jones is a junior of Durant’s at the University of Texas. He has a lot of physical potential but is not valued by the Hornets.Kay Jones is a first-round pick, but he’s certainly not worth as much as a first-round pick right now.Kay Jones is upset but won’t say so publicly, but James Bucknett, last year’s No. 11 overall pick, isn’t so good-nattered, openly asking his coach on the sideline for more minutes.James Buchnett, 21, 6 ‘6 “, is a promising draft model for Portland’s CJ and Simmons jr., yet he has played in only 25 games this season, averaging 10 minutes per game.If the Hornets could put James Knight in the deal, it might impress the Rockets’ general manager.