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MichaelNewtonII

McRoberts turns down player option, will become Free Agent

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He just turned down the player option so we can offer him a bigger contract. Does not mean he is gone by any means. MJ loves him.

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I think we will resign him. It was expected that he would opt out most of the season so this really isn't a surprise.

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how much does everyone think he will want to stay? according to hoopshype he has opted out of $2.77m next year. i thought he might be after something like 4 years/$15m? how high (or long) does the contract have to be before the hornets decide to cut him free?

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So with McBob declining the option, here is what the current roster looks like.

 

PG: Kemba Walker ($3,452,183M)

SG: Gerald Henderson (6M), Gary Neal ($3,250,000M)

SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist ($5,016,960M), Jeff Taylor ($915,243K)

PF: Cody Zeller ($4,030,560M)

C: Al Jefferson ($13.5M), Bismack Biyombo ($4,086,453M), Brendan Haywood ($2,000,000M)

 

The cap for the 2014-15 has risen and is expected to be at $63.2M meaning the Hornets would have $20,948,601M in cap space.

 

Realistically we need a starting caliber shooting guard and power forward as well as a back up small forward and back up point guard.

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Which I do not think is unreasonable.

 

$5M per for McRobertson wouldn't be unreasonable, especially if you're no longer paying Henderson's $6 per, but there's no reason to sign McRobertson to that if you're going to draft a PF, which they shouldn't, even if Randle falls. 

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