What are you talking about?
Whoever said everyone wanna play for NO?
Charlotte is probably the last place any veterans, especially star players would want to play for. Yes, ofcourse everyone puts in their heart in soul for their team. But as we have seen recently, every players wanna team up with other stars and play for a big city. CP3 sure did play his heart out in NO but what happen in the end? He left for the big city.
The NBA now is not like the NFL, where players will sign with any teams (small or big market). NFL players do this bc it's hard to get a long term contract so they take the first oppurtunity they can. This is why you see guy like VJax signing with Tampa, a poor team last year. Even better, use Osi as a better example. He's in the big apple, won two SB and he were pondering for a trade. This is not going to happen in the NBA. Ex: Hibbert is never going to sign with us when he can take the same or maybe even a bit less money to stay in Indiana. It's not just bc we're a small market but bc every NBA players know how bad we are at the moment. Everyone loves MJ and know that he's probably the best player ever in the history of basketball. Also, MJ sponsor guys like Melo and CP3, and they still won't come play for him. So yah it's not that easy.
That scenario with AD holding out to play for Charlotte is not going to happen. Let me know when pigs fly.
And the no.2 pick doesn't worth anything when you're NO holding the first pick to draft AD and you're dumb enough to trade it away.
I thought of it after the draft and Bonnell joked about that same subject and gave Davis advice on how it should go down.
My main point is that there is actually a potential NBA superstar that really wants to play for your team and who's family really wants him to play for Charlotte. I've NEVER heard such a thing from ANY prospect or superstar EVER!
Somebody in Charlotte needs to see that as the perfect storm and at least make a call. They are more likely to listen to somebody with the #2 pick. You want a player that wants to be in your city. This guy actually came out publicly and said so on the Dan Patrick show. He said his family was very upset that he wasn't going to Charlotte. That's an open door if I've ever seen one.
AD would be open to that trade and we have the #2 pick and some good pieces on our roster. Impossible?! No. Improbable? Maybe. The will to make it happen has to be there and AD showed his cards very early. The rest is up to MJ and NO fortunately, not you or I.