Charlotte Hornets: Potential deals with each Central team

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The Central Division may have some trade candidates that the Charlotte Hornets are looking for.

We’re back with some more trade chatter regarding the Charlotte Hornets. I’ve wrote about potential trades in the Southeast Division and the Atlantic Division, so now it’s time to look at the Central Division, where the Cleveland Cavaliers, Chicago Bulls, Indiana Pacers, Detroit Pistons and Milwaukee Bucks play.

I want to reiterate that this is just speculation. The Charlotte Hornets are a team that I think will be very active on the trade market all season long. They’re going to need to put some more talent around Kemba Walker if they want to make a run in the Eastern Conference.

The Hornets have missed the playoffs for two consecutive seasons, and as our contributor here at Swarm and Sting Nick Cipriani talked about in his most recent article, the Charlotte Hornets have a good chance at ending that drought and making the playoffs this season.

That doesn’t mean the team should get comfortable, though. The season is a marathon, and perhaps adding some players via trade would boost the teams chances of making the postseason even more. Taking risks can pay off, so the Charlotte Hornets shouldn’t be afraid to make a deal.

You won’t be seeing any star players in this article, simply because the Hornets don’t have the greatest trade assets, and wouldn’t be able to put together a good enough trade package. I’ve been trying to keep these trades as realistic as possible.

With that being said, let’s get started with the Cleveland Cavaliers, who currently sit at the bottom of the Eastern Conference standings.