Writers Round-Table: Charlotte Hornets trade deadline predictions

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2. Which Charlotte Hornets player do you think is the most likely to be traded?

Zachary Padmore: For me, it’s Frank Kaminsky. At this point, you’ll take what you can get for him and move on. Both sides are clearly headed towards a breakup, so it makes sense to get something for him, even if it’s bread and butter. He can certainly help a team with his three-point shooting off of the bench.

Giovanni Spillman: At this point, it looks as if Frank Kaminsky is going to be traded because of his lack of playing time. The Hornets have discussed that they are willing to trade Nicolas Batum, so I think he is a prime candidate to be traded as well.

Elijah Edwards: Frank Kaminsky. I feel like the Hornets have run their course with him. There are others that should get traded and some fans hope to get traded, but I feel like Kaminsky is the likeliest player. He’s an adequate player, but he’s a bit redundant, especially when Cody Zeller gets back. Guess time will tell.

De White: Lamb is playing good right now, but I’d think that they’d want to keep Kemba happy by keeping his little bro. The team very much needs to get rid of Batum, but I think the best target would be Monk because you could tie him into so many other deals. Monk has so much potential, but salary cap hell is worse.

Stephen Waniewski: The Hornets player most likely to be traded has to be Frank Kaminsky. I can’t emphasize “has to” enough. The 9th pick in the 2015 draft technically averages 11 MPG, but, FK3 has only played in two (of 13) games this calendar year. Those two appearances were in blowout losses to DAL and POR. The Hornets must receive some type of return on investment.

Brendan Boylan: As much as fans would love to move on from Batum and his contract, it is becoming more and more unrealistic to move this year. Frank Kaminsky the former NCAA player of the year, is on the last year of his rookie deal and could be an easy piece to move for a 2nd round pick or more depth.

Caleb Baugher: Knowing the fact that Lamb could leave in free agency, he may be the guy to ship. His value to other teams should be great considering he’s averaging 15 points per game. Frank Faminksky has been on the trade market for a while now, expect the Hornets to move him somewhere maybe for draft picks or prospects.