October 1, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats guard Matt Carroll (13) during Media Day at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-US PRESSWIRE

New Orleans Hornets Send Hakim Warrick To Charlotte Bobcats For Matt Carroll: Grade The Trade

In a deal announced Tuesday, the New Orleans Hornets will be sending forward Hakim Warrick to the Charlotte Bobcats in exchange for guard Matt Carroll.

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This will be Warrick’s fifth team in nine years. He was once also a member of the Memphis Grizzlies, Milwaukee Bucks, Chicago Bulls and Phoenix Suns. Hakim has career averages of 9.5 points and 4.1 rebounds a game. His most successful year was back in 2006-06 with the Grizzlies, where he put up averages of 12.7 points and 5.1 boards a night.

He’s played in just one game this season for New Orleans, scoring 4 points. His contract expires this offseason with a team option for 2013-14.

Hakim has been the ultimate professional while in New Orleans, even while receiving limited minutes, and we wish him the best in his new opportunity.” – Hornets General Manager Dell Demps.

Matt Carroll will be heading to his fifth team in twelve years. Since entering the league back in 2003, Matt has played for the San Antonio Spurs, Dallas Mavericks and Portland Trail Blazers.

He’s a career 38.4% shooter from behind the arc, with averages of 6.6 points and 1.9 rebounds.

Carroll has played just 6 minutes this year for the Bobcats. He has one assist to his credit.


This deal will not affect either the Hornets or Bobcats in any significant way.

Warrick shores up the Bobcats frontline depth, but odds are he won’t see anything close to steady minutes for the team.

With Eric Gordon still on the sidelines and Austin Rivers still struggling to find his shot, I suppose Carroll could add some value to the Hornets as a spot-up shooter in selective minutes off the bench.

Ultimately, this trade doesn’t matter.

This is all the half-decent press either player will see all season.

Soak it in fans.


Christopher Walder is a sports blogger and lead editor for Sir Charles in Charge. You may follow him on Twitter @WalderSports

Tags: Charlotte Bobcats Dill Demps Hakim Warrick Matt Carroll New Orleans Hornets

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