Who should the OKC Thunder target in the Southeast Division?

Aaron Gordon #00 of the Orlando Magic (Photo by Harry Aaron/Getty Images)
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Devonte’ Graham #4 of the Charlotte Hornets (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images) /

The Hornets should be told to buzz off this deadline

Ah, when I got put in charge of the Southeast Division I immediately wanted to write 3,000 words on how amazing Devonte Graham is. As loyal readers know, I was beating the drum for the OKC Thunder to draft him in the second round two years ago. I have been extremely high on the Kansas product for his entire career. Lucky for you all, my editor put a stop to that. But one day, I will do a Bill Simmons style essay on what could’ve been if Sam Presti had just listened to me.

He started this season on a scorched earth level tear and had the Hornets in the mix for a playoff spot. Since then, the second-year point guard has cooled off a bit overall but is still incredible from beyond the arc. He will enter the 3-point contest during All-Star weekend and join fellow Hornets in the rising stars challenge.

Despite an entertaining star that had some around Buzz city (do they call it that? I feel like they should) thinking playoffs, the Hornets have come back down to earth, record-wise. But they still have a talented young core. With Graham, Bridges, Monk, and P.J. Washington they are a fun little team.

The only deals that have been rumored around the Hornets, is a weird one involving Scary Terry…and Malik Monk?! The Hornets are going to Hornet.

I do not think a deal gets done with the Hornets between them and the OKC Thunder, or any other organization.

I think if a deal between the Hornets and Knicks, or any other team, is reached it will be as a direct result to the Hornets doing something stupid. Like adding Malik Monk as a salary dump sweetener.