Writers Round-Table: Charlotte Hornets trade deadline predictions

Charlotte Hornets Kemba Walker (Photo by Brock Williams-Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
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3. What is your dream trade scenario for the Charlotte Hornets?

Zachary Padmore: I love the idea of pairing Bradley Beal and Kemba Walker together. Washington appears unlikely to trade Beal, but he’s played out of his mind this season. Putting Beal next to Walker instantly makes them one of the elite back courts in the league, and I’m sure he’d like playing with Walker a heck of a lot more than playing with John Wall.

Giovanni Spillman:  I may be a dreamer, but I would like to see the Hornets work a miracle deal to get Anthony Davis from the Pelicans. I feel that Davis was stolen from us in the 2012 NBA draft, and the Hornets were the most deserving of the #1 pick. If the Hornets decided to make this trade, I would like them to keep Miles Bridges and Kemba Walker.

Elijah Edwards: I would love to somehow land Kawhi Leonard. I am not sure how the Hornets could ever swing that, but he and Kemba would be one of the better duos in the league and would instantly make this team one that could go deep into the playoffs. I know it’ll never happen, but a man can dream.

De White: With the news of the Pelicans and Heat basically having a fire sale, my dream scenario would be getting Nikola Mirotic and Hassan Whiteside. Bringing Whiteside back home would be awesome and having Mirotic would definitely be the best PF that we’ve had in years. Plus, he’s my favorite international player in the league. I’d happily give away Williams, Batum, Monk, and draft picks for them.

Stephen Waniewski: In my dreams, the Hornets would somehow keep Kemba, trade Batum’s contract, and receive a lottery pick that turns into Zion Williamson holding up the classic Hornets pinstripes.

Brendan Boylan: The dream scenario is to move a big contract like Batum or Biyombo without having to sacrifice the future of Bridges or Monk. Is that realistic? Probably not, but we can all dream right?

Caleb Baugher: The dream scenario for the Hornets would be to land Anthony Davis. That is a dream, no doubt, so the Hornets should look to trade for a draft pick. Preparing for the future right now would be more smart than a risk.