Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (left) was one of the Charlotte Hornets’ trade targets, but he instead ended up with the Toronto Raptors.
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (left) was one of the Charlotte Hornets’ trade targets, but he instead ended up with the Toronto Raptors. Nell Redmond AP
Memphis Grizzlies center Marc Gasol (left) was one of the Charlotte Hornets’ trade targets, but he instead ended up with the Toronto Raptors. Nell Redmond AP

Rick Bonnell is a sportswriter/columnist for the Charlotte Observer. He has been in Charlotte since 1988, when the NBA arrived, and has covered the Hornets continuously. A former president of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, Bonnell also writes occasionally on the NFL and college sports.

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