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#16 kman72

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 03:21 PM

As far as money all it does is add 7 million for next year, there isn't a FA that we are likely to go for anyway so I am all for it if the trade included Gordon, Diop, and Portland pick.

People smack on Gasol, but he had what 16pts and 12 reb off the bench last night? when is the last time a Bobcat got that in a game? He would be the best big man on the team and is a scoring threat with his back to the basket. He can also hit the mid-range jumper and makes great passes that will help all the offense. His defense is sub-par, on ball defense is ok but dont expect any help defense from him. I feel he would fit nice with Biz.

Biggest issue with acquiring Gasol to me is that it likely hurts our draft picks over the next few years, which is something that I do not really want to sacrifice. In best case scenario he plays like strong, we then either have a solid big man for a few years allowing us to take another big with potential to rotate in with Gasol or he is a 19mill expiring next year that teams will offer picks and players to obtain.

So either way i say it is a win-win situation to get Gasol as long as it doesn't require the Bobcats 1st round pick.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:27 PM

I'd rather keep losing this season, get a top 2 pick, and throw max money on Milsap

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 04:50 PM

I highly doubt this would happen. The Bobcats know they have to build through the draft ala the Sonics/Thunder...getting Gasol and turning into an okay team does nothing for them except maybe being an 8th seed. Suck for another year, get Parker/Wiggins to add to Kemba/MKG, lure a big man FA or a drafted big from this class...and bam....Thunder East.

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:06 PM

I'd rather keep losing this season, get a top 2 pick, and throw max money on Milsap


Why does so many people want to give Milsap the max?

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Posted 22 January 2013 - 05:40 PM

Apparently people don't read. Rick Bonnell played with salaries and came up with this, he even said it's not a rumor.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 08:45 AM

Why does so many people want to give Milsap the max?



best young big guy we could hope to get....and we can afford him. By thowing big money
at him, we don't have to give up assets. Plus he's young enough to be a part of the core
we're building around.

I just think he's the best choice for Charlotte, but I'm open to any young tall talent that will
stay to help build the team.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 09:11 AM

best young big guy we could hope to get....and we can afford him. By thowing big money
at him, we don't have to give up assets. Plus he's young enough to be a part of the core
we're building around.

I just think he's the best choice for Charlotte, but I'm open to any young tall talent that will
stay to help build the team.


Oh don't get me wrong I am a fan of Paul Millsap... he's a very solid starter at PF. He gives you good offense with average rebounding and defense... but a max player he is not. He's a 15/8 guy at best with average defense. I'd throw something like 4/50 at him at most. He's a solid piece, but realistically he is a #3 or #4 option on a good team.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 12:51 PM

Gasol will do what for this team? He is a shell of himself and has broken down with the deep playoff runs and olympic teams he participates in. Even Mark Gasol is reeling this season a bit.

This is a terrible move. Pau will be the best player of the team but they gain more by being awful..

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:23 PM

The sooner this team gets to the point where Biyombo sits near the end of the bench and comes in for key defensive situations only, the better. The guy has no offensive game at all, and Haywood and Diop look rather unskilled with the basketball or trying to secure rebounds. We need a big man that is worth a damn as soon as possible.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 01:48 PM

Oh don't get me wrong I am a fan of Paul Millsap... he's a very solid starter at PF. He gives you good offense with average rebounding and defense... but a max player he is not. He's a 15/8 guy at best with average defense. I'd throw something like 4/50 at him at most. He's a solid piece, but realistically he is a #3 or #4 option on a good team.



right....but other big market teams like the Lakers will offer him 4/50. In order to get him into Charlotte, I think we'll have to overpay. 2 or 3 years from now when it all comes together, and we're contenders
for a conference crown, it should be easier to get FA's to Charlotte.

for now, I'm afraid we'll have to bite the bullet. But at least we can afford it.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:00 PM

right....but other big market teams like the Lakers will offer him 4/50. In order to get him into Charlotte, I think we'll have to overpay. 2 or 3 years from now when it all comes together, and we're contenders
for a conference crown, it should be easier to get FA's to Charlotte.

for now, I'm afraid we'll have to bite the bullet. But at least we can afford it.


I get the idea, though I'm not sure Milsap is the guy I would target because he is getting older. Not sure who we could realistically go after, since any bigs worth a damn are making bank once they hit the free agent market (see Lopez and Hibbert getting the max last year).

Long term I think its pretty clear that the team would be better off getting a high pick this year AND next year, but it will be tough convincing fans to get behind another shitty season next year and there will be pressure to make a splash

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 02:52 PM

I thought Milsap was fairly young. If we can get a great player in the draft this year, and a great
player in FA, we could be decent next year, perhaps mid-draft range. We have to give up a first
rounder in the next 4 years, but we get 2 extra. Maybe we could throw in one of those with our
first next year to move up and get another key piece without having to lose so many games.

I'm in for the long haul, and I like what Cho has done a lot. Maybe I'm just a little impatient. lol.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:55 PM

I liked the idea yesterday. Now I don't. I want a center.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 03:58 PM

right....but other big market teams like the Lakers will offer him 4/50. In order to get him into Charlotte, I think we'll have to overpay. 2 or 3 years from now when it all comes together, and we're contenders
for a conference crown, it should be easier to get FA's to Charlotte.

for now, I'm afraid we'll have to bite the bullet. But at least we can afford it.


I'm sorry, and not to be brash, but that's backwards thinking. You can't just go around throwing large amounts of money (let alone max contracts) to non all-stars. We cannot afford it... no team can. I'll just say that I'll be extremely disappointed if the Bobcats offer Millsap max money, but thankfully Cho wouldn't do something like that (neither would any GM) lol.

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Posted 23 January 2013 - 04:07 PM

Milsap to a Max contract would be equilivant to Antwan Jamison getting the Max and Jamison was a better player.

I agree no Max contract unless there is a need and fit.


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