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#61 yasuhara2241

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 07:58 AM

I never said that was the end of it. We should have plenty of money in 2014 to sign a BIG.

I would never play MKG as PF. Wiggins? maybe.

But like I said in another thread, best move is for us to take Randle.

Kemba, McLemore, MKG, Randle, Biz?

But how could we pass up on Wiggins if hes there?


Definitely couldn't pass up Wiggins.

Why are you so high on McLemore? For me I would take Noel and Shabazz before him. What are your reasons why?

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 08:57 AM

Eh, not that it matters, but MKG is much more of a 4 than Wiggins is.


You sure?
Yea maybe, since MKG gets much of his points down in the paint. Though we'd be very small.

I haven't seen much on Wiggins but I think as he grow, he can be someone like Lebron. I might just be outta my mind

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:04 AM

Definitely couldn't pass up Wiggins.

Why are you so high on McLemore? For me I would take Noel and Shabazz before him. What are your reasons why?


I'm not going to lie to you. I haven't seen any of the three play this year. Too busy so just off YouTube HLs.

I was the no.1 Noel fan beginning of the season. After seeing how our team played this season, we really lack that sharp shooter. Hendo and Gordon are not the long term answer. I've been hard on Hendo but I gotta admit that he's vastly improved. Still he's just a great 6th man off the bench.

I think Shabazz will be drafted ahead of McLemore bc of his recognition. But at the next level I really believe McLemore will be the better player. He reminds me a lot of Ray Allen. Can shoot from almost anywhere. I have him rated higher than both Beal and Waiters when they came out last draft.

Shabazz is a better all around player. But I think he's best suited to be a SF not SG. He gets a lot of point inside the arc/paint with floaters. His outside range isnt as great as McLemore imo; his shots seem heavy. I compare Shabazz to Andre Iguodala. We need someone who can be a threat outside, not another SF who gets his points down low; we already have MKG for that.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 09:59 AM

Definitely couldn't pass up Wiggins.

Why are you so high on McLemore? For me I would take Noel and Shabazz before him. What are your reasons why?



I couldnt find much on McLemore but here:
(All signs point to McLemore being a future All Star and your typical "Franchise" player)

Shabazz



McLemore




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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:04 AM

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 10:14 AM

McLemore 2013

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 12:52 PM

yeah, I haven't seen as much of Shabazz, and I'm sure he'll be fine for what he does, but McLemore strikes me as
a guy who will be a consistent all-star. Hard to pass up a player like that.

and I think his game fits Kemba's particularly.

Bazz is still coming around though, gonna be fun to watch him in March Madness. I have no problems with Noel,
who will be a good player, maybe a very good player if he develops some offense several years down the road.
But he doesn't strike me as a someone who could make the all star game more than once.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:21 PM

I think that both will be very good NBA players and All-Stars (Bazz and McLemore), but I feel like Shabazz will be the better player. Shabazz has a very good jumper, can create his own shot, has a very strong body (6-6 225), is very athletic and can score in a variety of ways. I really like McLemore as he's pretty athletic and a fantastic shooter. I'm not going to call him the next Ray Allen, because in EVERY draft someone is labeled as the next Ray Allen lol. It's really not fair to any prospect to be compared to perhaps the best pure shooter of all time. The only thing that I am a bit concerned with is McLemore's ability to create his own shot. Every game I have watched and every highlight video I have watched it is just littered with him coming off screens... nothing wrong with that as playing off ball is a lost art and can be VERY valuable if you are highly skilled at it, but I'd like to see him create his own offense. We need someone that can kind of share the ball with Kemba as we know that he's not a super skilled playmaker right now (and we're not sure if he will ever be -- although I think that he has the potential to lead us to a championship as our starting PG).

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 01:49 PM

Just by watching those few clips, which isn't doing either player justice, I feel as though Shabazz doesn't carry his weight as well. He looks sluggish and lacks any sort of explosion. His form on his jumpers is much more refined than MKG though I do agree he looks more like an Iguodala type than the Harden comparisons nbadraft.net placed on him last year.

That all being said...if you're the bobcats and you know you'll probably have a top three pick again this year...in a year that has McLemore and Bazz likely at the top. Do you make a push for a big using Henderson as trade bait? Or do you take a project big at 15? OR, do you trade Henderson and 15, plus whatever to move higher in this draft to take a big and a SG? If anything the 'Cats have options.

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Posted 08 February 2013 - 06:48 PM

I think that both will be very good NBA players and All-Stars (Bazz and McLemore), but I feel like Shabazz will be the better player. Shabazz has a very good jumper, can create his own shot, has a very strong body (6-6 225), is very athletic and can score in a variety of ways. I really like McLemore as he's pretty athletic and a fantastic shooter. I'm not going to call him the next Ray Allen, because in EVERY draft someone is labeled as the next Ray Allen lol. It's really not fair to any prospect to be compared to perhaps the best pure shooter of all time. The only thing that I am a bit concerned with is McLemore's ability to create his own shot. Every game I have watched and every highlight video I have watched it is just littered with him coming off screens... nothing wrong with that as playing off ball is a lost art and can be VERY valuable if you are highly skilled at it, but I'd like to see him create his own offense. We need someone that can kind of share the ball with Kemba as we know that he's not a super skilled playmaker right now (and we're not sure if he will ever be -- although I think that he has the potential to lead us to a championship as our starting PG).


I'll have to disagree with you. I'm not bashing you or starting sissy fights though.

I just see McLemore as the more athletic player compare to Bazz. Bazz also doesn't wow me with his dribbling skills. McLemore has eyes popping athletic ablities and an incredible elevation.

I'm not great at scouting, but McLemore's release look at lot like Ray. I really think its a very good comparison.

McLemore is also a team player; has no ego. I think he's a perfect fit in our very young team.

Bazz makes too many bad shots. He also isn't as good a defender as Ben. Seem like it's just a lack of effort on his part though.

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Posted 24 February 2013 - 03:52 PM

So who's the most talented/highest contributing FA that we could bring into the rebooted Hornets with McLemore, MKG, & Kemba?

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:25 PM

Kemba has dropped 24, 24, 27, and 24 his last four games.

The problem is not Kemba, it's the one dimensional players around him.



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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:32 PM

Not a fan of Bazz and a lot of people are falling on him. He has HB40 syndrome, he came in too hyped and hasn't lived up to it.

McLemore looks like the way to go. If I'm the Cats, I'd take McLemore with the first pick and KCP (Kentavious Caldwell-Pope) with the 13th pick, that way the one, two, and three position is locked down. I'd like to address power forward and center in free agency, that way we know we are getting a sure fire player.

PG: Kemba Walker, Ramon Sessions
SG: Ben McLemore, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Jeff Taylor

In the offseason I'd try to give Al Jefferson a nice contract and then offer David West a nice contract, then use the rest on J.J. Hickson or Antawn Jamison lol.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 12:58 PM

McLemore is just the type of scorer we need. He and Kemba would gel so well together. If we can get McLemore with our first pick and either Gobert or Plumlee with Portland's pick then it will be the perfect draft.

2013
PG-Kemba
SG-McLemore
SF-MKG
PF-Plumlee/Mullens/FA
C-Bizmack/FA

That would be a heck of a line up. Especially if we can land some good FA bigs and FA bench players. If for whatever reason we can get Wiggins in 2014 there is NO WAY we can pass on him. We take him and either move MKG to the bench or try trading him. It's as simple as that.

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Posted 25 February 2013 - 01:30 PM

I believe trading down a spot or 2 and picking up Anthony Bennet is the way to go. he is exactly what the bobcats need, explosive, post up power house. Similar to Gerald Wallace/Larry Johnson. Sign Jefferson in free agency and your looking at Walker, MKG, Sessions/Hendo, Bennett, and Jefferson. Thats a playoff starting lineup.


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