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A.I to the 'Cats?

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True, but if we get AI, Felton is gone. We would stick with Augustine, which I feel would be the better choice anyway. We would get AI for around what we would probably sign Felton.

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Two years ago maybe. Not now. Does he have the speed? He might still have the hunger but I don't know.

I'm sure Brown can work him in and maximize his talents.

This is a huge year for the Bobcats. No playoffs and this entire franchise is in serious trouble.

Maybe the whole reason is to sell at least 3k more a game and maybe AI is worth that much I don't know.

Getting him might be the short term answer for both tixs and just enough to get into the playoffs, long term that is tough.

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AI can do about 3-4 more years. Having someone of his talent level will instantly legitimize our roster and playoff chances. AI at 80% is better than most of his counterparts. Having him and Gerald Wallace on the floor along with our other recent pickups would be electric and would be trouble for defenses.

We still need an answer to Dwight Howard if we are to get anywhere in our division. We play the Lakers and the Celtics well so we're just a step or draft pick away IMO.

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This is a huge year for the Bobcats. No playoffs and this entire franchise is in serious trouble.

Maybe the whole reason is to sell at least 3k more a game and maybe AI is worth that much I don't know.

Bringing him in to sell tickets is the wrong move. Its not gonna work here. And this past playoffs should show us that small shooting guards rarely get you over the top. The Bobcats dont need to do any more moves to sell tickets. They've gone 5 years without much local support so I dont see how another 1 is gonna kill the franchise. The reality is, the Bobcats are just 1 of many NBA franchises with financial problems right now.

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As close as we were to getting into the postseason this year, Iverson would put us over the top. At some point you have to stop collecting young players and start bringing in some veterans to round out the group. Bringing in one of the best scorers of all time is never a bad call.

Iverson, Diaw, Wallace, Okafor, Bell, Radmanovich, Augustine, etc. That is a group of guys that i'd go to battle with any day of the week.

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Again, I said this once and I'll say it again... Larry Brown is a LIVING LEGEND and when Brown talks, step back, and listen.

Larry likes A.I. Aside from A.I.'s rant about "practice", only Larry and A.I. know the truth about what went down and obviously Larry holds no beef these days.

Bottom line is... we need to score & rebound better. Iverson doesn't fill the rebounding need, but he does help with scoring. PLUS Allen is a leader and true winner... I think him and Wallace would work well together and it might spark a fire under Okafor.

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Bobcats coach Larry Brown said recently that unrestricted free agent Allen Iverson "has a big chip on his shoulder. . .He's got a trainer and is taking care of himself."

A.I. burned his fantasy owners last season, posting sub-par numbers in Detroit while struggling with a back injury and an unfamiliar (and unwelcome) role off the bench.

Source: Charlotte Observer

If this is true than what whatever team signs AI is going to be scary. Seriously, Iverson with AN EVEN BIGGER chip on his shoulder, AND HE IS ACTUALLY PRACTICING?!? look out.

I don't know if AI would sign with the Cats, he wants a championship. But the Cats do have a good role ready for him, and they are in need of a ball dominating penetrater like Iverson is, not to mention having Larry Brown for a coach.

Guess we'll have to wait and see.

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He sure helped the Pistons out, and the Nuggets went straight downhill without him.

No thanks.

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