Nailon is twice the player George Lynch is at this point in his career, and he is way better than Augmon as well. Augmon has no offense, and his defense is slipping too! Lynch's best asset was always toughness and rebounding, but he just doesn't have it anymore. I think this move will do serious damage to the Hornets' hope to win the East this year.Originally posted by <b>BBallFan</b>!
I guess some possibilities could be that:
1) He did/said something wrong, and they don't want him on the team anymore.
2) They felt he didn't have a strong role anymore, and did him a favor by letting him sign with another team.
I think 2 could be a strong possibility, because isn't Traylor slimmed down and impressing this year? If he is, then PJ/Magloire/Campbell/Traylor easily take up all of the minutes at the 4/5, with Mashburn/Augmon/Lynch and even Alexander can get some minutes at the 3.
Personally, I think they're just doing him a favor... they know that he probably won't get the minutes he wants/deserves, so they let him go free (knowing that he'll surface up somewhere). If that's true, I think it's a very classy move (or a pre-emptive strike on potential chemistry problems).
I think that that's the reason why, and if that's true, I respect Hornets management a lot."By waiving Nailon and McIntyre now, we solidify our roster and give Lee a better chance of landing on another team."
With Mashburn currently on crutches and without the ability to support his own weight, Nailon would have started the first 3-6 games in the season. Also, with Mash's injury problems last year, the Hornets need all the insurance they can get.Originally posted by <b>BBallFan</b>!
Maybe so (since you know more about the Hornets than me), but if he stayed, what would his role have been? Strictly a backup to Mashburn?
He resigned with them, most likely (in my opinion) under the assumption that he'd get minutes at the 3 and 4. Barring injuries, the minutes won't be there.
I think that that's the reason why, and if that's true, I respect Hornets management a lot.