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Charlotte Hornets not expected to make another trade before deadline

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It looks like the Charlotte Hornets trade deadline is finished.

Richard Mackson-USA TODAY Sports

Outside of a deal that knocks them off their feet it looks like the Charlotte Hornets are finished making trades for this year's NBA trade deadline. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer reported that Steve Clifford does not anticipate another trade before today's deadline.

Earlier in the week, the Charlotte Hornets traded P.J. Hairston to the Memphis Grizzlies for Courtney Lee. They were then rumored to be making calls about Dwight Howard, but nothing seemed imminent. It looks like, unless the Rockets massively lower their asking price, the Hornets will choose to stay with their one addition of Lee.

This isn't surprising, because most of the assets that other teams would want are players that Charlotte does not want to give up, and if they were willing to trade them going to be for a fairly high asking price. On the other side of things, most teams are not budging from where they stand and don't want to lose their assets for nothing. The Rockets for example are not going to give up Dwight Howard for Al Jefferson and Spencer Hawes, as previously reported by Frank Isola of the New York Daily News because they want a better long term asset such as picks, youth, etc.

There's a little over two hours to go at the deadline and things are starting to heat up. It will be interesting to see if Charlotte changes their stance as more teams make calls.