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What will it take to turn this team around?

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Seriously... we're so far from being relevant right now it's hard to imagine this franchise ever being a true contender, but what would it actually take for that to happen?

I think personally we need to really hit on a player in the draft. No big name free agent is going to want to sign here, so if we ever get our franchise guy he's going to have to come via the draft. Realistically we need to hit on 2-3 players in the draft, but we need that one franchise player to build around badly.

That said, we have to also change the perception surrounding the team. I remember during last year's draft hearing how none of the agents wanted their players to go to Charlotte and that HAS to change if we're ever going to be relevant.

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Honestly getting lucky in a draft and getting a superstar. Which means being horrible for at least one more season after the current one and getting lucky with the ping pong balls.

The team could use upgrades at PF, Center and Shooting Guard. Needs depth everywhere but SF, I think MKG and Taylor are good prospects to build with.

Team needs -

Backup PG

Starting SG, backup SG (if Hendo can't be resigned)

Starting PF and backup PF (Idk about Mullens)

Starting C (Biz could be a decent backup, if he develops to become a defensive star. A starter if he develops to be below or average offensively)

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