Report: OKC dealing Lamb to Hornets

Having already picked up small forward Nicolas Batum earlier tonight, the Hornets are not done dealing.

Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer is reporting that the Hornets will obtain guard Jeremy Lamb from Oklahoma City in a deal that involves the contract of recently-acquired Matt Barnes.

Having already traded Lance Stephenson to the Clippers and then shipping out Gerald Henderson to Portland in the deal that landed Batum, the Hornets are clearly in need of a shooting guard.

The Thunder are believed to be moving Lamb to clear out salary space to keep a pair of their own restricted free agents, Enes Kanter and Kyle Singler.

The 6-foot-5 Lamb was a first-round pick (No. 12) by Houston in 2013, but never played a game for the Rockets before he was part of the package for James Harden.

The Thunder had hoped that Lamb would replace some of the scoring lost out on the wing by Harden’s departure. But over three seasons he’s shot just 42.2 percent from the field and only 34.8 percent from behind the 3-point line. The Hornets must be hoping that reuniting with former college teammate Kemba Walker will help Lamb find that old UConn magic.

7 Comments

  1. harriethehawk says:

    Lamb will finally open his eyes when he gets to Charlotte. That sleepy look was for OKC coming off the bench. Chilling. lol

  2. OKC says:

    Lamb going to shine in Charlotte??? Lol he better open those sleepy eyes of his first. I doubt playing with Kemba will do anything for him.

  3. baller says:

    Lamb s beast he ll shine now , okc too stupid to realize that

  4. GARO says:

    Ya era hora…

  5. ARTE HARRIS says:

    lakers should keep pick, Randle will be a stud.

  6. jake s. says:

    Thank gawd. Next they must get rid of Steve Novak to make room for Huestis (if he is signed) and our draft pick. Perry Jones is very talented and very young. Before he was injured he went off last season for 30 against the Clippers. He has a lot of true potential and is deserving of 15 minutes a game for OKC. Maybe play him at the 2 or 3 along Kyle Singler, Augustin/Waiters, Morrow and Kanter.

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