Posted on: April 23, 2012 5:07 pm
At this point theres about 3 draft scenarios at this point that interest me that will include a trades with the Celtics & Warriors and sorry theres no Rondo included.
Posted on: February 25, 2012 1:12 am
The future of the New Orleans Hornets will get brighter soon with California businessman Raj Bhathal,former NBA player and coach Mike Dunlevy and Larry Benson borther of New Orleans Saints owner Tom Benson owning the Hornets soon"maybe".They were others interested in buying the Hornets local businessman Gary Chouest and Saints owner Tom Benson.The criticism of local fans believeing that the team should be purchase by local ownership for the sense of a possible coupe d'eta of outside ownership could move the to Seattle.It wouldn't happen because of the new 10 year lease that will keep the Hornets til the 2023-2024 season.Theres no opt clause or a buyout to leave. It's the same similar lease deal Tom Benson agreeed to from the state 3 years ago.The same deal he failed to get from the past two governors (Blanco & Foster).Despite that i'm not of a fan of Jindal nor the political party he's in but he's really put a strong interest for both sports franchises to remain in Louisiana long term thus the Louisiana special session starts on March 12th.It can get very interesting of the new lease to get approval to me it will happen the one thing northern La wants is the Hornets to broadcast the games and promote the team statewide.Believe me they do not want a team that just focus on Southeasten part of the state.A new TV deal have to be in the works hopefully it will be with Fox sports for one reason subscribing to DirectTV,Dish,Cox,Comcast and Charter viewers can have the games broadcast.When the new owners takeover they will change the front office but the GM will stay but an evaluation of coach Monty Williams could be in the works i'm not saying he could be fired or anything but it's for the interest for the sake of the franchise that they decide if changes within the staff needed to be upgraded or the HC and his staff.A great public realtions group is needed for the franchise to inform the fan base better.Speaking of the fan base they've to understand that trust is very important yes you may have doubts about an outsider buying your franchise than a local or the other way around if maybe but anyone can betray you from both sides of the spectrum.Besides whoever buys the team will want a great team on the court sooner rather than later.A great draft,trades,resignings and decent free agent signings can make a differences.Enjoy your bright future in supporting the team and it's future in New Orleans long term.
Posted on: February 20, 2012 2:31 pm
Maybe it could happen but not re-signing a top 5 QB at a top 5 QB salary like Drew Brees could be the P.R goof of the 21st century.He's not like LeBron James where he's on a team with a decent starting line up and a weak bench and decide to test the market but choose Miami on a hour broadcast.Brees has one of the best offenses in the NFL for the past 5 years despite losing to the 49ers in the division round of the playoffs the 2011 saints was a team that broken milestones people would never thought would never ben broken.Brees broken Dan Marino's most passing yards in a season and almost most broken Johnny Unitas most tochdowns in a season.Now in a offseason with no lockout to deal with the Saints have alot work to do as in resigning player besides Brees,the draft,trades and free agency.Some people wonder if Brees were to walk because he wants more money, or go to a larger market, or a team with a whole lot salary cap space would be the worst case scenario for the Saints.A public outcry could be the next step he'll be a free agent on march 5th if no deal is done by then.If the worst case scenario could be a reality here are the Saints options.1.since the saints doesn't have a heir apparent to Brees resigning Chase Daniel would be a no brainer.Daniel been with the Saints since 2009 and knows the offense and is a little shorter than Brees but doesn't have starting experience but just garbage time paying for the Saints.As of right now you'll have to re-sign him but in a back up roll.2.sign a free agent could it be Peyton Manning,Alex Smith or Kyle Orton? no Saints want to see anyone take that helm but Brees but you've to understand if that were to happen Alex Smith would be my choice because Peyton Manning health issues would be a concern to any team at this moment of his career. 3 neck surgeries in a year "Retirement Mode" and Orton to me is back up since losing his job to Tim Tebow last season with the Broncos,later waive and pick up by the Chiefs where he struggled there too his glory years was with the Bears.3. draft a QB since 2011 was the top QB class and with no 1st rd pick getting a mid round QB could be your choice finding an Andy Dalton,Ryan Mallet or T.J Yates type could be diffcult and the same could be a steal.Arizona's Nick Foles,Michigan St Kirk Cousins,Bosie St Kellen Moore and Houston's Case Keenum would be good chioces for the Saints to draft even if they do re-sign Brees i wouldn't be susprise if they draft a QB to work under Brees for the next 4-5 years.All we can do is wait and see if the Saints will re-sign Brees.
Posted on: September 7, 2011 9:19 pm
It seems to me that the Hornets future in New Orleans is prgressing in better shape than to some people especialty in Seattle ever expected.The reality months ago that a NBA franchise in New Orleans long term had it doubts.When late 2010 George Shinn then owner decided to sell the franchise to Gary Chouest who is the minority owner and is still interested in buying team just to let you know with other inverstors on board.The high price tag Shinn was asking for the team was high for Chouest.Now owned by the NBA the leauge wants local ownership or an outsider that will keep the team in New Orleans.In reality the Hornets cost between $250 to 300 million dollars it could slim down to less than $250 million due to the price tag the Atlanta Hawks was sold for recently.Yes we know about the high price tag the Warriors,Pistons and 76ers was brought for but teams like the Hornets is going to be brought less due to being an medium market thus regionally the team just like their NFL conterpart the Saints will be the best option.As we speak the Hornets are in talks with the state of Louisiana for a long term lease on the Arena and a no attendance benchmark requirement.With the strong Civic,fan and political support of the Hornets this franchise have a greather future in New Orleans than the Jazz that was here over 30 years ago.The tickets sale are surging near it's goal of 10,000 season tickets sold really showning outsiders that New Orleans can support 2 major leauge sports.Once the lockout is over and the Hornets once sold this team can really build into an contender.With an owner(s) who cares no expense will re-signed or extend Chris Paul contract,maybe David West's contract and sign some free agents.This team will be in the same level as the Lakers,Mavs,Thunder and Blazers.Contending for a title is name of the game in the big easy.Geaux Hornets!!!