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#1 CarolinaPanthers8789

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:00 PM

Rod Higgins recently sent out an email to Bobcat season ticket holders promising change.

The email entails how much cap space the Cats will have and what they plan to do with it.

Higgins states that the Bobcats will have roughly $20 million dollars in cap room and that they will indeed sign a max level free agent.

Make way for the new and improved Bobcats next year. I fully except Al Jefferson to be a Bobcat next season.

Change is upon us, Go Cats.

Link: http://blogs.charlot...ree-agents.html

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:19 PM

Whoa, I wonder who they can get to come to Charlotte. I'd expect that it would be a big like Jefferson, that has some offense and serious scoring potential to his game. That way Bizmack being on the floor doesn't look so bad offensively. Just a question of who would come to Charlotte to play for the Bobcats.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:36 PM

Not trying to rain on your parade but who do you think is going to come here? Howard? Paul? Get real.

I'm sure they will sign a player to a max contract. But they will foolishly over pay for a mid level guy. It's what bad teams do.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:39 PM

He's been saying that since Cho was hired. But he had been saying all along that it would come after the 2012-2013 season so sounds like that is still in the plans. I'm telling you, Cho is going to build a winning team. Really bad seasons this season and last season were all part of the plan all along. We'll be a darn good looking team next year with possibly 2 top 14 picks and signing a max level guy. (more than likely a big)

Imagine:

PG-Kemba
SG-Shabazz/McClemore
SF-MKG
PF-Al Jefferson(we'll pretend that's the guy)
C-Big Smack (who I think will be greatly improved)

Plus I think we'll sign other good free agents and get another good draft pick with Portlands assuming we don't trade it away. Our bench could be deep.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Money talks in the NBA, you go where the money is. The NBA has always been a money driven league, if you pay enough you can get some good players.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 06:41 PM

Not trying to rain on your parade but who do you think is going to come here? Howard? Paul? Get real.

I'm sure they will sign a player to a max contract. But they will foolishly over pay for a mid level guy. It's what bad teams do.


I disagree. Cho is VERY smart and knows what to pay for certain players and when it gets to be too much. I doubt we get a Howard or someone of that level but a lot of guys would love to come here and be the leader of the team and get an opportunity to shine as the go-to-guy. Plus our owner is MJ and that is a very powerful tool to have when trying to get someone. And if we change our name to the Hornets that could create some excitement among players and show them we are serious about changing our culture. Also we have a good young nucleus that will only get better.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 07:49 PM

He's been saying that since Cho was hired. But he had been saying all along that it would come after the 2012-2013 season so sounds like that is still in the plans. I'm telling you, Cho is going to build a winning team. Really bad seasons this season and last season were all part of the plan all along. We'll be a darn good looking team next year with possibly 2 top 14 picks and signing a max level guy. (more than likely a big)

Imagine:

PG-Kemba
SG-Shabazz/McClemore
SF-MKG
PF-Al Jefferson(we'll pretend that's the guy)
C-Big Smack (who I think will be greatly improved)

Plus I think we'll sign other good free agents and get another good draft pick with Portlands assuming we don't trade it away. Our bench could be deep.


I really hop we don't draft a 2 guard this year, unless it is with the Portland pick. There are some good bigs that will be in the top half of this draft and realistically Bismack is at least 2 years away from being other than a complete liability.

With Zeller, Len, and Noel sitting at the top of the draft we have to get one of those guys IMO

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:42 PM

I really hop we don't draft a 2 guard this year, unless it is with the Portland pick. There are some good bigs that will be in the top half of this draft and realistically Bismack is at least 2 years away from being other than a complete liability.

With Zeller, Len, and Noel sitting at the top of the draft we have to get one of those guys IMO


None of the bigs have star potential. We DESPERATELY have to find legit scorers on this team. All of the bigs are average at best. We already have Noel in Bismack. It would be easier to get a big with Portlands pick. We need a dynamic scorer to put between Kemba and MKG. That is a much more important need. We'll get our big through free agency.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 09:59 PM

None of the bigs have star potential. We DESPERATELY have to find legit scorers on this team. All of the bigs are average at best. We already have Noel in Bismack. It would be easier to get a big with Portlands pick. We need a dynamic scorer to put between Kemba and MKG. That is a much more important need. We'll get our big through free agency.


It isn't going to matter who we get if we have to play 3 on 5 on offense like we are now because people are trapping every ball screen and whoever is guarding the other post player is helping on the roll.

We have Kemba, Ben Gordon who will still be under contract, Hendo, and Sessions. All 4 of those guys are good enough scorers at the guard positions.

And if you think Kemba is good now, just wait until defenders actually have to defend the roll instead of trapping every time.

Meanwhile in the post we have a guy that literally cannot even catch the ball or make layups right now.

If you need an scoring guard, right now it would appear that CJ McCollum would be available at #14 and he is my favorite #2 guard in this draft.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:17 PM

It isn't going to matter who we get if we have to play 3 on 5 on offense like we are now because people are trapping every ball screen and whoever is guarding the other post player is helping on the roll.

We have Kemba, Ben Gordon who will still be under contract, Hendo, and Sessions. All 4 of those guys are good enough scorers at the guard positions.

And if you think Kemba is good now, just wait until defenders actually have to defend the roll instead of trapping every time.

Meanwhile in the post we have a guy that literally cannot even catch the ball or make layups right now.

If you need an scoring guard, right now it would appear that CJ McCollum would be available at #14 and he is my favorite #2 guard in this draft.


McCollum is my boy and would be great. I see him as a Jason Terry type, though. Great scorer coming off the bench.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:39 PM

CP3 I'm TELLIN Y'ALL. WATCH

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 10:42 PM

Not going to be happy if we sign a max level FA this upcoming off season since I cannot see any realistic options that deserve the max or anything close to it.

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Posted 01 February 2013 - 11:49 PM

http://www.hoopsworl...ba-free-agents/

Thats a monster fa class with tons of max guys. No telling what othr players are going to be available via trade.

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:17 AM

CP3 I'm TELLIN Y'ALL. WATCH


nope

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Posted 02 February 2013 - 12:42 AM

nope



MJ will be all over him in the offseason. It'll be up to CP3 to make the decision if he wants to come home or play in LA. But like I said, the big news will be MJ being all over CP3.


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