We tried to get Hayward by overpaying and for whatever reason we aren't going after Lance bc we have the money to but aren't so what would your suggestion be for improving this team?
I understand the view of going sideways but isnt it better sometimes to go sideways and avoid making a huge mistake. We still have a young team that will be improving sometimes you need that veteran influence to make a step forward even if the "core" is the same.
Slow down. I'm OK with essentially staying pat if improving marginally means sacrificing the future (like overpaying for GH, which we tried to do).
My bitch with the moves made this offseason is that we way overpaid for MW (especially in view of guys like Boozer being available) and we should have addressed PG in the draft. Kemba may or may not be the answer and we need backup plans there.
So far this offseason, we have let a good player go (McBob), replaced him with someone that is maybe a push, brought in a thug player that has been nothing but bad news and MAY have jeopardized our ability to go after LS since two bad guys at the 2 spot might be a bit much, and offered an absolutely silly contract for a player that's very good, but not max value good. And LS is the one guy that clearly improves this team and could be had cheaper than GH, but we haven't pursued that.
And I'm not sure where this veteran influence mantra comes from. The team has Big Al, Gary Neal, and even Hendo at this point as vets. The team is still the youngest at PG with no mentorship (read competition) in place--- more PFs aren't needed.
And if MW is your veteran influence, we are talking about a good guy, but one that has way underachieved his entire career. Is that the type of mentorship we want?
Basically, at this point, the Hornets either need to make a big splash and try to move into the top 4 in the East, or they need to bandaid together some 1 year deals for vets that can keep them in the 6-8 seed until a real name becomes available via trade or FA. Boozer at a 1 year amnestied deal would actually fit that bill perfectly.