That’s an honest-to-God crowd shot from last night
The biggest ass whipping NBA Playoff history happened last night, as the Denver Nuggets destroyed the New Orleans Hornets 121 – 63. Wait, sources are telling me that the largest margin in the ENTIRE NBA history, not just playoffs. (Think they’re celebrating the Billups for Iverson trade? I think so.)
So, how does that affect the Mavericks? Well, if you haven’t heard, New Orleans is hemorrhaging money right now. They need to get rid of the big contract players and assume expiring or low cost players. If the Hornets don’t get out of the first round, there’s serious talk of blowing up what was, not that long ago, one of the NBA’s darling young teams because of financial reasons.
A part of that salary dump involves a rumored trade to Dallas. Josh Howard, Erick Dampier, Jerry Stackhouse for Chris Paul and a large contract (think Peja Stojakovic or Tyson Chandler).
Pray the Hornets have given up and conceded their franchise. That means HUGE things for the Mavericks.