We need to make a trade soon. We have fresh produce going rotten on our bench. If we are not going to play D-Will then we need to trade him sooner than later.
The most common response is that it is too soon to trade him. So we should wait until he at the Jonny Flynn or Wes Johnson level? He clearly has talent. But he also has Love in front of him not going anywhere. 8 minutes a night is destroying his value.
Per a recent article from nba.com, the Hornets are in a tough position with Gordon because they can't extend him because of their ownership situation but they can't let him get too close to free agency (1.5 years away.)
Eric Gordon, Hornets (7th)
Gordon is in a tough position; with the Hornets currently owned by the NBA, the likelihood of the league okaying a major financial commitment to anyone before the team is sold (Commissioner David Stern maintained last month that that could happen by the spring) is iffy -- especially considering how the league insisted on young, inexpensive players as part of the Chris Paul deal. (Not to mention the fact that the team's other "owners" -- the 28 other teams -- weren't all that happy when New Orleans acquired Carl Landry and his salary last year at the trade deadline.) And Gordon might be reluctant to re-up with New Orleans until the team is sold, if at all. But the two sides are "working on it," a source texted Sunday night.
Gordon fills are biggest need right away, although a starting center that has a pulse would be nice.
D-WIll can be a featured player for the Hornets as they seek to build an identity. If they want another piece, fine.
If we aren't going to make a significant trade soon than it is time to max Love and clear the books as much as possible for next year. It is so frustrating watching a team play with only a partial roster of actual NBA players.
Also, Wes and Darko can not be starters much longer. They are brutal. They just can't make basic basketball plays. Darko has some moments defensively, but he is epically awful offensively at this point. Pek at least can knock people around as he did tonight with Cousins.