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Not sure I would pay to keep that group together, different players and same result as last Charlotte NBA playoff team. 7/8 seed max in a weak eastern conference.

At least it gives MKG, Zeller, PJ and Vonleh time to improve on the bench for a season or two and then become the core of the team going forward.


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What group are you talking about?

- Unless there is a trade Henderson, Hairston, MKG, Williams, Zeller, and Vonleh will be on the team.

- Our back-up point guard that we sign this year will most likely be in the roster

- Jefferson will most definitely be on the roster and will probably get a substantial raise.

The only you open up cap space is if you let Kemba walk. If we let Kemba, Biyombo, and Neal hit the market, there is a chance we could have around $15 mil in cap space with a huge hole at point guard. So essentially you are replacing Kemba with someone like Dragic then once again using the MLE and bi-annual to fill out the roster.

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We've still got cap room to overpay Deng on a short contract. That seems to be the Hornets approach.

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What group are you talking about?

- Unless there is a trade Henderson, Hairston, MKG, Williams, Zeller, and Vonleh will be on the team.

- Our back-up point guard that we sign this year will most likely be in the roster

- Jefferson will most definitely be on the roster and will probably get a substantial raise.

The only you open up cap space is if you let Kemba walk. If we let Kemba, Biyombo, and Neal hit the market, there is a chance we could have around $15 mil in cap space with a huge hole at point guard. So essentially you are replacing Kemba with someone like Dragic then once again using the MLE and bi-annual to fill out the roster.


I'm talking about the core in place, being capped at a 7/8 seed in the east. MJ's whole point of blowing up the roster back in 2010 because the team was capped with no way to improve the team in a major way. Back to the same spot now after the Williams deal. That's all I was getting at.


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$12.8 mil in cap? Looks like enough to sign Lance for sure.

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Anyone think that MJ and Cho were just fuggn with us? Knowing they weren't going to sign any big free agents. That's why they chose to throw a max at Hayward instead of Lance/Deng/Ariza/Parsons, eventho Utah had made it very clear that they were going to match it no matter what. Now, we're in a position to get no one. Easy way out for them to give us fans an excuse to why they didn't make any splash signing.

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I'm talking about the core in place, being capped at a 7/8 seed in the east. MJ's whole point of blowing up the roster back in 2010 because the team was capped with no way to improve the team in a major way. Back to the same spot now after the Williams deal. That's all I was getting at.


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Oh okay.

Yeah it appears that unless Zeller, MKG, Taylor, and Vonleh become studs in the next two years we're in the same spot.

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Bump...

The number is just over $10 mil (about $10.2). That's also condition on P.J. and Vonleh getting the low end. Vonleh could get up to $3 and P.J. could get up to $1.2.

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at this point, PJ should be happy if we gave him a one year membership to the jelly of the month club

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This is now updated with the Roberts signing. Woj said "$5.5 million plus", so this isn't 100% accurate as the actual number hasn't been released. We're up to 12 out of 15 roster spots filled, and technically do not have to sign anyone else.

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Hopefully Lance takes a 2y/20mil with us.

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The roster is taking shape...

PG: Walker, Roberts, ???
SG: Henderson, Hairston, Neal
SF: Kidd-Gilchrist, Taylor
PF: Williams, Zeller, Vonleh
C: Jefferson, Biyombo

Give me Stephenson, a decent third string point guard, and Josh Davis and I'll be a happy man.

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We don't need a 4th PF who will never see the court.

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If anything I'd rather have a better backup than Biz.  Al has injury issues, and I really don't want Biz being our starting center.  What would Okafor cost nowadays? lol

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The backup will probably be Zeller

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Why do people think Zeller can play 5?

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Why do people think Zeller can play 5?


Why not? There are only a handful of true centers in the NBA that are worth a damn. Game has changed a lot.

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Why not? There are only a handful of true centers in the NBA that are worth a damn. Game has changed a lot.


Because he gets bitched around by 4s. Be 3x worse against 5s

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Maybe in 3 or 4 years if he can get stronger. But he is getting pushed around by small guys, what is he going to do with the biggens

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We don't need a 4th PF who will never see the court.


It doesn't matter who the 15th guy is because he won't see the court anyway unless there is a blowout (i.e. Justin Hamilton, D.J. White).

Davis is that high energy guy that every team would love to have at the end of their bench.

We also may not even add a 15th, Clifford said we'll probably start the season with 14.

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If anything I'd rather have a better backup than Biz. Al has injury issues, and I really don't want Biz being our starting center. What would Okafor cost nowadays? lol


No idea but PHX just renounced his rights.

He is coming off of an injury though.

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Maybe in 3 or 4 years if he can get stronger. But he is getting pushed around by small guys, what is he going to do with the biggens

Well he doesn't have to play the same way as Jefferson, we could play him like L.A. played Gasol (right at the edge of the paint)

However, he'd have to have a consistent jumper to play that way.

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One thing I read is the contract with Roberts isn't signed yet and fits the exception very well. We may very well have another move in store.

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One thing I read is the contract with Roberts isn't signed yet and fits the exception very well. We may very well have another move in store.

 

No doubt.  One of the groups at either SF or SG will be different in a week or so imo.  

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Since Bonnell made that Stephenson tweet, I went ahead and made the assumption that Roberts will be signed with the room exception. Roughly $12.7 million in space to throw at Stephenson/Boozer.

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Since Bonnell made that Stephenson tweet, I went ahead and made the assumption that Roberts will be signed with the room exception. Roughly $12.7 million in space to throw at Stephenson/Boozer.

Would getting both of them while still signing Roberts be a possibility?

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