Jump to content


Photo
- - - - -

will FAs want to come to Charlotte now?


  • Please log in to reply
47 replies to this topic

#31 SuperJTheGreat

SuperJTheGreat

    HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,656 posts

Posted 27 April 2014 - 04:58 PM

I wanna play the draft team over with 20/20 5 yrs later game!!!

Better than the watch my team get their asses spanked everytime game!



#32 Omega Atrocity

Omega Atrocity

    MEMBER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 886 posts
  • LocationWestern NC

Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:22 PM

Better than the watch my team get their asses spanked everytime game!

43-42 try again.



#33 SuperJTheGreat

SuperJTheGreat

    HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,656 posts

Posted 27 April 2014 - 09:54 PM

43-42 try again.

Do you honestly believe we will be in the playoffs next year? No



#34 Rise of The Hive

Rise of The Hive

    SENIOR HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,413 posts

Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:16 PM

You obviously part with some players like Walker, Henderson, McRoberts...

Similar to what Houston did.

 

I wouldn't mind giving up Henderson and McRoberts but no way on Walker.



#35 kman72

kman72

    Sports Maniac

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,061 posts
  • LocationNC

Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:17 PM

Do you honestly believe we will be in the playoffs next year? No

 

 

Whatever you say man... Should be easy with Kemba gone. All these teams with high lottery picks can show us how easy it is to build from nothing. Picks bust all the time, every yr people say next yr is the best draft ever!!!!!!! Potential is the most dangerous word in sports.



#36 GamecockSmitty4

GamecockSmitty4

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 855 posts

Posted 27 April 2014 - 10:26 PM

Better than the watch my team get their asses spanked everytime game!

 

So...your solution for keeping us from watching the team lose a lot is to get rid of our good players so we lose a lot...and hope we get a player that HOPEFULLY makes us not lose a lot a few years down the line?

 

Do you honestly believe we will be in the playoffs next year? No

 

Yes.



#37 Omega Atrocity

Omega Atrocity

    MEMBER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 886 posts
  • LocationWestern NC

Posted 28 April 2014 - 07:52 AM

Do you honestly believe we will be in the playoffs next year? No

Who is going to jump us? Lets have a nice rundown of every non playoff team.

 

Knicks- They have no cap room and will likely lose Melo. I doubt they will be doing much of anything.

Cavs- They have the possibility to get better, but Deng is gone and we've already seen what a Irving-Waiters led team looks like

Pistons- They will not be good until Jennings and Smith are off their roster.

Celtics- Likely to be better, but they are more than just one or two pieces away.

Magic- A 20 win team with maybe 3 or 4 players they want on that team long term. Will be a while for them.

Sixers- A D-League team with Carter-Williams. Even with 2 firsts, I don't think they will be that much better.

Bucks- Brandon Knight is the best player on their team. Will be a few years.

 

The only teams ahead of us I really consider a lot better than we are: Miami (barring losing LeBron), Indiana (unless they lose in the first round and the team is blown up), and Chicago (without DRose we are pretty much just as good).



#38 CarolinaPanthersCynic

CarolinaPanthersCynic

    MEMBER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 288 posts

Posted 28 April 2014 - 08:56 PM

Players want to play in big cities or for great teams. The Spurs had to build up from the bottom. Once they become championship caliber they had plenty of talent wanting to go there.

 

Even the Hornets never really attracted big name free agents. They just traded for players or drafted players. Drafted Zo, drafted LJ, drafted Bogues, drafted Baron Davis, traded for Glen Rice, traded for EJ, traded for Monster Mash, etc.

 

This team is not good enough for big name FA yet. They have to trade for players late in contracts, draft good players and build a quality team.



#39 rmoneyg35

rmoneyg35

    Senior Member

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,442 posts

Posted 30 April 2014 - 07:16 PM

Money talks. Plus Charlotte is a decent place to live. It also helps that now we have a good coach and decent team .


Sent from my iPhone using CarolinaHuddle

#40 FourthWard

FourthWard

    MEMBER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 202 posts
  • LocationEl Wardo Quatro

Posted 30 April 2014 - 08:10 PM

carterGOAT2.gif



#41 WOW!!

WOW!!

    HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 1,615 posts

Posted 30 April 2014 - 10:09 PM

First of all, Melo isn't going anywhere near LA unless he's going to be a Laker next year. The Clippers don't have near the cap room to sign Melo.

Second of all, none of you are being halfway decently realistic in this topic. Oh wow, we can't beat the 2 time defending NBA champions while our best player is on one leg and can't defend anything. Apparently that means everyone sucks now and we're screwed.

Being in the playoffs this year shows 1st off how great of a coach Steve Clifford is and secondly how great of a star Big Al is. Just because we can't constantly compete well with the Heat, something very few teams can do, doesn't mean we're screwed. This is great experience for all of the young talent involved.


Thank goodness we have fans like you.

#42 panthersphan

panthersphan

    SENIOR HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,481 posts
  • LocationDenver, CO

Posted 02 May 2014 - 12:16 AM

The players in the NBA today grew up during the Hornets era. Many of these players most likely had some sort of Hornets gear and have fond memories of the teams we had.

 

Let's be honest, the team will be able to attract FA's a lot better than the Bobcats ever could. And that's a step in the right direction at least.

 

Add that to the fact that we have some solid players on this team right now, I think yes, we will be able to attract FA's.



#43 carolina-chuck

carolina-chuck

    HORNETS 2014

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 17,403 posts
  • LocationKurby

Posted 02 May 2014 - 01:09 PM

If you have money, they will come.

#44 Goondal

Goondal

    SENIOR HUDDLER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPipPipPipPipPipPip
  • 2,815 posts
  • LocationHighlands Ranch, CO

Posted 02 May 2014 - 07:29 PM

Some will, but we will likely not get the talent we need to win a title in FA.  We have a lot of pieces but to get that elite star that is needed to make us a contender then FA is likely not where we will find it.  Small market teams needs to build a winner through the draft and trades.  Once you are a winner you can use FA to stay there but unless there is a hometown connection or something similar drawing a player there you will be hard pressed to get a big name FA to pick the mediocre small market team over the bright lights of the big city.



#45 Mike

Mike

    MEMBER

  • HUDDLER
  • PipPipPipPip
  • 256 posts

Posted 04 May 2014 - 04:31 AM

We should be able to attract some of the second tier big name free agents (eg. Rudy Gay, Gordon Hayward, Luol Deng etc). I'm not convinced we could attract a top tier guy like LeBron or Melo.

If we did grab one of the second tier guys, like we did with Jefferson. Then we could end up with a line up like:

PG: Kemba
SG: Hayward
SF: MKG
PF: McRoberts
C: Jefferson

PG: Kemba
SG: Henderson
SF: MKG or Thaddeus Young (trade our first for him?)
PF: Jefferson
C: Monroe

PG: Kemba
SG: Henderson
SF: Gay or Deng
PF: McRoberts
C: Jefferson

The options are there to improve the team. The team will need to go hard in free agency since we've decided not to go via the draft route any more.


0 user(s) are reading this topic

0 members, 0 guests, 0 anonymous users