I've been dreading writing this story in much the same way movie critics once dreaded reviewing Plan 9 from Outer Space. Unlike them, though, I won't have the option of laughing heartily at my subject because, barring some late magic from Mr. Demps, one of the following fellows will likely be a New Orleans Hornet next season.
The "options," I guess, after the jump.
UPDATE 1: Sundiata Gaines (thanks sXe hXc AMF)
Pros: High PER (17.3), decent assist figure, low turnover rate, solid rebounder
Cons: Accumulated his good numbers in limited minutes (217 to be exact), still very inexperienced
Pros: Defense, decent passer
Cons: Turns the ball over, can't shoot, can't make free throws, 10.9 PER last year, old
Pros: Low turnover rates, okay passer, 12.9 PER last year but 15.6 career
Cons: Defense, can't shoot, short, old
Pros: Nickname would fit with L. Amundson, decent passer
Cons: Likely insane, likely hated by Chris Paul, definitely hated by David West, bad, old
Cons: Very bad at basketball
Pros: Chucker extraordinare. Oh wait, I thought we were on the cons already.
Cons: Almost as bad as Atkins, only 10 years younger!
Pros: Very few people know anything about him
Cons: Very few people know anything about him
Pros: Fast, Australian
Cons: Young, inexperienced
Pros: Decent passer, good defender
Cons: Shoots too much, horrifically inefficient
Pros: Low turnovers, 39% three point shooter, from NOLA, career 13.0 PER
Cons: Not a good creator of shots, poor from the field excepting open threes
Pros: Name recognition
Cons: Often injured, Prolific shot misser, even prolific-er ball loser (~30% turnovers last year), overall incompetent at basketball. Oh, and let's tack on 'old' too.
Pros: Dell Demps protege, good shot creator
Cons: Bad shooter, high turnovers, head case?
Pros: He lives!
Cons: But he sucks