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#1 Dpantherman

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 07:49 PM

February 24, 2010

Statement from Michael Jordan,

As many of you know by now our team has finalized a trade involving Gerald Wallace. Needless to say, this was a difficult decision for our organization. Gerald epitomized everything we want our team to be about and we cannot thank him enough for his contributions to the Charlotte Bobcats. As the trade deadline approached, we were presented with an opportunity that we felt was in the long term best interest of the team.

The two first round draft picks we received will be part of the foundation that the future of this team will be built upon. We also were able to secure players that we believe will continue to help us remain competitive as we strive to reach the playoffs this year. At the same time, the contracts we acquired will afford us the flexibility to be aggressive during the off-season. Since becoming owner of the team, I have been consistent in stating that we are in this to build an organization that can compete for an NBA championship.

I will not waver from this goal and everything we do will be to get us in position to have sustained success in this league. As the competitive landscape continues to change, this trade will get us one step closer to having a team that can compete with the elite in the Eastern Conference. I cannot express how much I appreciate your support and trust as we continue the process of building a team that all of our fans can be proud of.

-Michael Jordan

http://www.nba.com/b...ter_wallace.pdf

#2 ElkinPanthersFan

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:05 PM

Someday people will understand MJ really does want to win in this league. He never played to just win; he wanted to annihilate his competition. He has mistakes but each of us make them everyday as well, but to question this man wanting to win out of all the owners all professional sports drive to win is ludicrous. Especially, when he is epitomized as the athlete that every player should be in every sport. His drive,determination, work ethic, and killer instincts.

It sucks Wallace has left, but MJ is right about the cap space and building a team through the draft. Look at OKC, they are going to be dominate for years to come and rebuilt through the draft.

#3 YoungPanthers89

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:48 PM

we better do something with those draft picks or we are screwed

#4 Eazy-E

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 08:52 PM

All I get from this is Jordan is taking a huge risk and we are a lot more likely to end up like Cleveland or Minn, rather than OKC.

#5 Kevin Greene

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:08 PM

we better do something with those draft picks or we are screwed


One of the picks isn't until 2013. :nonod:
Jordan needs to go back to selling under wear.

#6 Johnny Rockets

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:26 PM

Wallace wasn't bringing a legit championship run here. Not taking anything away from him because he should always be a Bobcat icon but he reached his peak and is beginning the downside of his career. I am a Sixers fan but have always had a softspot for the Bobcats and go to quite a few games a year so I hope they can build a great team through the draft. What's done is done.

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 10:29 PM

so what is our new lineup?

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:29 PM

PG: DJ
SG: S.Jax
SF:????
PF:Diaw/ TT (depending on match up)
C: Przybilla????


SF: Edweirdo ???? D Brown maybe???? or go small with Hendo???? either way.... NOT SEXY

Edited by WOOD, 24 February 2011 - 11:33 PM.


#9 Liminy

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Posted 24 February 2011 - 11:34 PM

Hendo is teh sex.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:00 AM

PG: DJ
SG: S.Jax
SF:????
PF:Diaw/ TT (depending on match up)
C: Przybilla????


SF: Edweirdo ???? D Brown maybe???? or go small with Hendo???? either way.... NOT SEXY


Jackson will move over to small forward - where he's more effective. And Henderson will start at shooting guard.

Kwame keeps his starting spot. Cunningham will also get plenty of minutes.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 12:14 AM

Yeah, Henderson has deserved a shot to start and I am very intrigued to see him get starter min. IT looks like the organization believes in him.

I wonder if Cunningham is gunna play some center for us?

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:31 PM

All I get from this is Jordan is taking a huge risk and we are a lot more likely to end up like Cleveland or Minn, rather than OKC.


Sorry that your upset that Wallace was traded but it had to happen. The Bobcats as they were weren't going anywhere, didn't have any wiggle room. Now they have a few expiring contracts, a few extra draft picks and can build a young core in the hopes of either landing a superstar in the draft or getting one to come to Charlotte with the new found cap space they will have next season. They got rid of over 10 million in cap space for next season with this trade and should have around 28 or so.

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:46 PM

PG: DJ
SG: S.Jax
SF:????
PF:Diaw/ TT (depending on match up)
C: Przybilla????


SF: Edweirdo ???? D Brown maybe???? or go small with Hendo???? either way.... NOT SEXY


Jax at SF and Hendo at SG

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Posted 25 February 2011 - 06:48 PM

Now hold up, assuming we can package these picks to move up lets say to five. And lets assume Harrison Barnes is there at 5. We take him trade Jax and Diaw and our new young starting lineup of Augustine, Hendo, Barnes, TT, Cunningham/Kwame isn't looking so bad


by the way Harrison isnt a necessity (to tell you the truth I hope he stays another year) if we can get anyone I want Sullinger, Kyrie, or Derrick Williams in that order

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Posted 26 February 2011 - 01:01 PM

Derp Derp MJ is a terrible owner.

It's rare that you ever see an owner admit his own mistakes, and steadily striving to regain the respect from his fanbase first, and the league second.

It's a damn shame that Wallace had to go, but for what he brought us I see it as a gift of the sorts. Due to his hard play, he's momentously thrusted this franchise 3-steps forward.

Hopefully Wallace gets his long deserved ring before 2013.


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