It’s Magic Johnson first day and he’s already working the phone. Johnson and Micheal Jordan were reportedly talking to each other, and it wasn’t to reminisce about the times in which they faced off against each other on the hardwood. It was about trade talks
According to ESPN, the Charlotte Hornets have been aggressive in their pursuit of guard Lou Williams.
The Hornets started the season 14–9 but felt down all the way to the 11 spot in the Eastern Conference. The Hornets need another scorer badly other than Kemba Walker and Nicholas Batum. Charlotte’s head coach Steve Clifford said the team is trying to still make the playoffs. The Hornets is 2.5 GB from a playoff spot.
According to ESPN Chris Haynes, Lou Williams is likely to be dealt before the trade deadline.
The Hornets are 1–9 in their last 10 games and they are now at 6th place. None of that, however, changes the fact that Charlotte is 2–7 Vs Cavaliers, Celtics, and Raptors.
Kemba Walker is giving his team all he got while averaging career bests: 22.5. PPG, FG% 45, and 5.5 AST. The centerpiece of this team is Nicolas Batum, who’s there to help take the load off Kemba. Batum is averaging 14.7 PPG with 7.5 REB and 6.7 AST.