By Craig Kwasniewski
New Orleans hits the panic button and trades Bobby Jackson for Bonzi Wells and Mike James.
Flat out, that's an incredibly stupid move!!!
First off, Bonzi Wells is a cancer!!!! Exactly how many teams has he actually helped over his career? And he's not necessarily the brightest when it comes to contract negotiations.
Plus, they give up their 6th man in veteran guard Bobby Jackson. The Hornets are leading the incredibly tough Western Conference with CP3 and excellent chemistry. Why mess with that? They just had a huge win over Jason Kidd and the new/old look Mavs (another team that pulled a panic deal). No better way to celebrate than to break up a successful nucleus for a me-first guy like Bonzi Wells.
Again, why mess with that?
And Mike James is one of those guys who looks better on paper than actually on the floor. He always seems to put up decent numbers and has excellent range, but his teams never seem to win.
Like Dallas and Golden State (C-Webb), this reeks of a panic deal and should never have been done. New Orleans is a great story (there’s always one every year: Seattle in 2005, Utah in 2007) and although they're not really a long-term contender with their current roster, I wouldn’t mess with them right now.