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  1. Interesting Bonnell tweet/deleted tweet

    Don't follow him because he doesn't do much for me but that's definitely interesting that he deleted tweets regrading the Hornets. Wonder what we were in for.
  2. Hornets Can't Escape Mediocrity

    Ok, just wondering. Just wanted to pose the question. I don't get the people that are criticizing passing on the trade and selecting Frank if your preference was drafting Winslow. I don't think you can have it both ways. You can't criticize the Hornets for passing on the trade if you'd do the same thing. We selected Frank because we valued him over Winslow or at least valued his skill set and what he would add to the team over Winslow. I believe we wanted a player that could come in right away and contribute. He clearly doesn't have the upside of Winslow but I don't think that's what we were looking for (based on our offseason moves). After watching SL, you have to be somewhat  encouraged at what he could bring to the team. 
  3. Hornets Can't Escape Mediocrity

    Here's my question to you: would you have selected Winslow or taken the trade?
  4. Hornets Can't Escape Mediocrity

    That's what I'm saying. The criticism is not so much the trade that they turned down but the fact that they picked Frank. Like I said, I wanted Winslow too but that's not to say I've got no hope in Frank. I think the reason we selected Frank was because we were guard/wing heavy. We acquired Lamb and Batum and wanted to improve our front court. Frank is a big that can help our offense in a variety of ways. He can stretch the court when paired with Big Al or play down low when paired with someone like Zeller. I was impressed by what I saw from him in SL and can see why we selected him. Having said that, I'm always going to be wary of the Hornets decision making in the draft because of their track record. For what we are trying to achieve, I understand why we went the way we did.
  5. Hornets Can't Escape Mediocrity

    I wanted Winslow too but I wouldn't go as far as saying it was the "right move." It's very difficult to say it was the right move when neither has played an NBA game. Even then it wouldn't be fair to say until a couple years down the road. I do think it's a bit BS that the Hornets are being criticized for passing on the trade because they took Frank. If they took Winslow, would we be hearing about it? I think regardless of who they picked, the trade remained the same.
  6. Hornets Can't Escape Mediocrity

    I agree. We haven't been very fortunate and the year we missed out on Davis was a downer. Would have selected Beal ahead of MKG but neither are Davis-like. I think our franchise clearly would be in better shape if that went our way. I do agree that luck definitely plays a factor as seen with OKC (Never understood the Oden over Durant. Even if they wanted to go big, Oden wasn't even the best big in that class).
  7. Hornets Can't Escape Mediocrity

    To be honest, we may make the playoffs just because we are in the East. I think that's the reason this franchise struggles to find a direction. We've consistently been in that range where it doesn't take much to slide into the last few spots of the playoffs while still being a team with quite a few flaws. We don't ever go "full rebuild" but at the same time haven't drafted/traded well or attracted big enough FAs to sustain success in the top half of the East.
  8. Hornets Can't Escape Mediocrity

    It's a cycle...we try to "rebuild" and go young but we can't draft. As a result, we go to a  "win-now" mode and sacrifice the future.  I agree there's no point in moping over moves like passing on Winslow but you can only be cautiously optimistic because of our track record.
  9. Hornets Can't Escape Mediocrity

    I think what it comes down to, is this: we haven't drafted well so we then are forced to try and make moves via FA and trades. Some of those moves we've made I've supported and others I haven't. Bottom line, most of the acquisitions haven't worked out even if they have looked like good deals to begin. I'm more interested in the relationship between Cho and MJ after reading this article. Although, I highly doubt more info will emerge other than speculation.
  10. Good Charlotte? The Hornets and the Sliding Scale of NBA Mediocrity - Zach Lowe Zach Lowe wrote an article today concerning the state of the Hornets and how they can't seem to get out of their state of mediocrity. In the article it talks about how you have to be good building through the draft especially when Top Tier FAs won't be coming to Charlotte. We clearly haven't drafted well and this is what has put us in this position. It also touches on the relationship between Cho and Jordan. It seems like there's an implied rift but Cho is saying all the right things to say it's natural. I loved this quote by Cho concerning Boston's proposed deal to us this past draft    
  11. We signed a waste of space (Tyler Hansbrough)

    Doesn't it have to be the MLE since we are over the cap. If so, that means he's getting paid around 6 million. It's not that bad but don't think he's worth that much especially considering we got Lin for 2 million. I love the energy this guy brings but I'm not all that excited about this.
  12. The Official General NBA Discussion Thread

    Interesting game between Cavs and Rockets. Just saw from the 4th quarter on.   James absolutely terrible from the FT line and missed 2 crucial ones in a row during OT. The ending was interesting. The refs deemed there was .4 of a sec left and the Cavs drew up a play. Then, at the last second right before they were to throw it in they changed it to .3 which totally changes the situation and play call. 
  13. Hornets @ Celtics

    Lance loves that fake spin. It's pretty predictable.
  14. Hornets One of Five Teams Talking with Robinson

    I'd be all over this.    With Biz out we are truly struggling rebounding the ball. Maxwell couldn't box out anyone last night. That was our downfall. T-Rob will fill that void.
  15. Charlotte in discussions for acquiring Mo Williams

    But then again, would we need to trade if he wasn't effective in FA and drafting haha.