Talk about any other sports here.
In Chris Paul, JR Smith and desmond Mason, they have a trio of young talented players who will only get better. Sure their frontline stinks but that's what the draft and freeagency is for. Some of their international players look promising as well. They won't be champions with this team ever but they could improve to the point of being at least a 50% team in about 4 years
Eh, it would take a HUGE lottery pick, a miracle to turn Mason into anything but a jammer, Chris Paul would need to have the biggest upside of any rookie in the draft this year, and Michael Jordan needs to die and inhabbit the body of JR Smith for New Orleans to go anywhere. Imagine Toronto trading Chris Bosh for Desmond Mason. That's basically what the Hornets did with Jammal Magloire. Bad trade.
The Bucks seem to have the talent but alot of teams in the East have enough talent and the Bucks look awkward. I don't think they will make the playoffs and that is the best thing for poor hornets. They really could use 2 lottery picks next year
Eh, all I'm saying is that New Orleans is throwing all their established talent away, basically, so they can get the #1 pick after this season and pair Chris Paul with a blockbuster player. That would kick start the franchise and set them up for the future. Combine that with a possible free agent sign, and you've got a rejuvinated squad. I can see it now; new jerseys, new attitude, new "face of the Hornets" player... sounds logical to me