Omega Atrocity

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  1. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Biz is a free agent   

    This basically. I think Biz will be a good backup center for a while, but that's all. I'm very worried about our center position.
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  2. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Biz is a free agent   

    So I'll say something to both sides. I like Biz, but he isn't elite defensively. He is elite at blocking shots, there is a difference. I remember a Detroit game where he gave up 4 or 5 lobs to Drummond. Now of course Drummond is good, but that's not something an elite defender would do. And to those saying it's smart, please elaborate. We're over the cap, this frees up no space and doesn't make any sense at all to me. Long term I don't think it effects us much, but it's still a puzzling move
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  3. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Biz is a free agent   

    Pure speculation, but it might be just to save cash out of MJ's pocket, which would be a travesty.
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  4. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Biz is a free agent   

    It's not really that, it's that we are over the cap anyway so there is literally no negative in extending the QO to him.
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  5. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Biz is a free agent   

    0.000001%. You can sign the player long term after you extend the QO.
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  6. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Greg Monroe NOT meeting with Hornets...   

    We don't have cap to sign him, so no reason he would even meet with us. Which is fine, his defense is rough and I'm not a big fan of his offensive game. New York can have him.
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  7. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Biz is a free agent   

    Not a fan of this move unless we free up room to go after someone. If we're not doing that this is a stupid move.
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  8. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Positions of need/change?   

    I think we are pretty set honestly. We might bring Taylor back, but I think it's more likely that we use the MLE to go after a backup wing.
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  9. Omega Atrocity added a comment on a blog entry A case for Bismack Biyombo   

    I think it would be stupid to not at least give him the QO. We have no cap space regardless, and we can see what his value is before just letting him go. 
    And yeah, Marvin Williams shouldn't be on this team, but that's a different topic entirely.
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  10. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Do you want more Huddle Hornets content?   

    Thanks, I'm glad you enjoyed it. I plan on writing a salary cap breakdown once we make a decision on the QO's for Biyombo and Jeff Taylor.
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  11. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Do you want more Huddle Hornets content?   

    So I did it. If anyone is interested I caved out a bit of time and wrote a blog post about why we should retain Bismack Biyombo.
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  12. Omega Atrocity added a blog entry in Thoughts From a Charlotte Basketball Fan   

    A case for Bismack Biyombo
    One of the few moves the Hornets will be making in free agency is whether or not to re-sign 22 year old big man Bismack Biyombo. After playing out all 4 years of his rookie scale contract, the team now has to make a decision on whether or not to extend the qualifying offer to Biyombo. For those unfamiliar with the way the rookie contract system works in the NBA, every rookie first round pick (Biyombo was pick 7 in 2011) drafted that comes over immediately is given a two year contract, with two team options for years three and four. After the rookie deal is played out, the team can extend the qualifying offer to the player, making him a restricted free agent. The player and team then have several options on where to go from there:
    The player can choose to simply play out the QO, becoming an unrestricted free agent the next offseason (The only player to ever decline offers and do this is Greg Monroe)The team can offer the player a new contract which, if accepted, starts immediatelyThe player can accept another team's offer, giving the original team (Hornets in this case) 3 days to decide whether or not they wish to match the contract
    Bismack Biyombo came into the league as an incredibly raw prospect, playing basketball for a very short amount of time before becoming an NBA player. Draft Express said in an article written on Biyombo pre-draft: 
    Knowing he would be a project when he was drafted with the 7th pick in the 2011 draft, the Hornets pulled the trigger on him anyway. After two seasons of starting and being the main center for the Charlotte Bobcats, the organization decided to sign free agent center Al Jefferson to a contract, making Biyombo the backup big man on a better team. The last two seasons Biyombo has been used as the backup center, and has done largely the same statistically as his two years starting, even with less minutes. Biyombo even started 21 games this past season when Jefferson went down with a calf injury. The team did not suffer a drop off, and actually went 11-10 with him in the starting lineup.
    Bismack Biyombo is a defensive presence that is very good at protecting the rim. Biyombo averaged 2.9 block per 36 minutes last season, and has averaged 2.7 blocks per 36 minutes for his career through four years. In comparison to the other perceived great rim protectors in the NBA: 
    Tyson Chandler through four years: 2.2 blocks per 36DeAndre Jordan through four years: 2.5 blocks per 36Anthony Davis through three years: 2.7 block per 36Serge Ibaka through four years: 3.5 blocks per 36As you can see Biyombo is in some fine company as far as blocking shots goes. In fact, of players playing over 1000 minutes last season, Bismack Biyombo ranked 4th in blocks per 36 minutes.  Biyombo is quite obviously an elite shot blocker at the NBA level already, which is very impressive considering the fact that he is 6'8".

    Another part of the game where Bismack Biyombo shines is in his rebounding prowess. Biyombo averaged 11.8 rebounds per 36 minutes last season, and has averaged 10.4 rebounds per 36 minutes on his career. Again, lets compare that to four of the perceived nest rebounders in the NBA through their first four seasons:
    Kevin Garnett through four years: 8.5 rebounds per 36DeAndre Jordan through four years: 10.8 rebounds per 36Dwight Howard through four years: 12.2 rebounds per 36Andre Drummond through three years: 14.9 rebounds per 36Again, it's pretty apparent that Biyombo is a very good rebounder. I wouldn't classify him as elite, but he very good at rebounding.

    So, despite Biyombo's many offensive flaws (he can hardly catch a basketball), I believe the front office should extend at the very least the qualifying offer to Biyombo. Biyombo's qualifying offer is $5,479,933. For a team that's over the cap and not in a position to offer anymore than the MLE and bi-annual exception to free agents, there is no reason Biyombo shouldn't receive it. With the acquisition of Spencer Hawes in the earlier trade with the Clippers, and the drafting of Frank Kaminsky, the Hornets do have a frontcourt logjam at the moment. But Biyombo provides defense and rebounding that no one else on this team can provide. Couple that with the fact that $5 million will be nothing with the cap going up and the Hornets organization would be making a mistake letting this promising big man go just because he is offensively limited. He has an elite skill, and that alone makes him valuable.

    Note: All stats used in this post are from basketball reference
    This is the first blog post like this I've done. Please do provide feedback on this, positive or negative. I hope to provide a few more of these, including a cap breakdown when free agency starts.
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  13. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic How could the Hornets pick Justice Winslow...   

    I never said it wasn't bad, just not the worst. And I still do't think it's the worst, even thought we had a horrific draft.
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  14. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic How could the Hornets pick Justice Winslow...   

    It was 16, 28, a Brooklyn pick, and some other first. It was a ridiculously good offer, and we passed on it for a bad Ryan Anderson.
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  15. Omega Atrocity added a post in a topic Feelings on the Lakers pick?   

    It was a great pick. Okafor is a younger Al Jefferson. He will dominate in the post, but give up so many points he'll be a net neutral. Russell is going to be a stud, I wouldn't even have traded him for Boogie if it were my call.
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