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Next Step in the Rebuilding Project...

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Well a Detroit Pistons team won with relative nobodies (minus Rasheed right?) but I know that's a one time exception.

While it might very well be in our best long-term interests to tank, I'm not sure the team can survive that. What I mean is, they need fans in their seats NOW. MJ is losing a ton of money. I'm not sure this team can survive another 2-3 years rebuilding before it's sold and moved somewhere else. It has been a joke for a decade.

We need a entertaining team, and signing someone like Jefferson or Millsap, etc, could at least make this team watchable and somewhat respectable. If we change to the Hornets that may bring people to the games for a bit but winning SOME and having a FUN team needs to be paired with that.

So for those reasons, we may need to bring in some excitement.

The Pistons team at the time had no namers but it turned out later that they had some of the best players. Rip, Billups, Prince, and the two Wallaces are some big names now.

If MJ wants to get people on the seats and be competitive for the future than mediocre, he better (1st) rebrand the Hornets and (2nd) tank another season. Fans will forget how bad the "hornets" are and still come cheer for the team just to see the logo, unis, and colors. If we can land one of the three top prospects in 2014, I don't see how we can't contend.

MJ can add Millsap and no one will come bc it's still the damn old losing Bobcats.

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Look at this way you have to pay off the bulls at some point; do it next year and maybe still have two first round picks. Otherwise you might go into 2015 with no picks.

I don't think you want to pay the Bulls in 2014 with a great a class that is.

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I think they have gotten away from mediocre for the past couple of years. Draft picks do not guarantee good players. If they did we would not be in the mess we are now.

We're very mediocre. I think what you want to say is we've gotten away from "terrible". Remember those ugly orange jerseys with Felton, May, Okafor, Brevin Knight, and Keith Bogans? Yea don't ever wanna go there again.

The draft never gurantee you good players, but you can't blame that on the draft. Blame it on MJ for setting us back. We choose mediocre guys over guys like Lopez, Noah, Roy, and Jrue Holiday. The good thing is we have Cho now.

Adding a guy like Millsap will only put us in the range of the 09' team with Wallace and Captain Jax. We won't be much different or possibly worse.

We need to add a player as close to a super star as we can in Wiggins, Parker or Randle with our 2013 pick. Then we can fill the rest in FA. That's how you build a championship team in a small market. We're just not going attract any stars, let's face it. Unless we want to be mediocre with guys like Millsap and Kris Humphries, just to gain 100 more people in the Arena, go ahead. I still won't go by just adding a player like Millsap.

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We're very mediocre. I think what you want to say is we've gotten away from "terrible". Remember those ugly orange jerseys with Felton, May, Okafor, Brevin Knight, and Keith Bogans? Yea don't ever wanna go there again.

Adding a guy like Millsap will only put us in the range of the 09' team with Wallace and Captain Jax. We won't be much different or possibly worse.

We need to add a player as close to a super star as we can in Wiggins, Parker or Randle with our 2013 pick. Then we can fill the rest in FA. That's how you build a championship team in a small market. We're just not going attract any stars, let's face it. Unless we want to be mediocre with guys like Millsap and Kris Humphries.

 

I meant that we are less than mediocre, we pretty much suck.  Struggling to win 20 games in less than mediocre in my book.

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I meant that we are less than mediocre, we pretty much suck. Struggling to win 20 games in less than mediocre in my book.

That I agree with

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Tanking the season is not bad. It doesn't make you weak or a bad fan. Some fans wanna be that popular football star in high school who has that "machismo" attitude or the don't lose approach.

Sometimes, when you're this bad, the best thing is to lose a few years. We're not far from being a competitive team. We're two draft classes away from being a contender. Stick to the plan and let things work itself out. Don't do anything stupid that will set you back.

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We won't have to intentionally tank to get a high lottery pick. Commit to building around youth, avoid signing overpriced veterans as stopgaps, and we will be a bad team without having to try. Until we get a legitimate 1st option we will never be very good- high draft picks are the best way to accomplish this. If we get someone like Noel this year we will have enough complimentary talent to be a team with big promise if we can only get a #1 like Wiggins. 

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We won't have to intentionally tank to get a high lottery pick. Commit to building around youth, avoid signing overpriced veterans as stopgaps, and we will be a bad team without having to try. Until we get a legitimate 1st option we will never be very good- high draft picks are the best way to accomplish this. If we get someone like Noel this year we will have enough complimentary talent to be a team with big promise if we can only get a #1 like Wiggins.

I agree.

I didn't mean to intentionally tank, but to be bad enough to still get a top3 pick. Adding a player like Millsap with a Noel or McLemore will only increase our percentage of losing out a high pick in a very damn good draft. Possibly the best draft since Lebron year and the best since Chris Paul 05' class.

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I have a feeling we dont sign any big free agents.  I dont see Cho overpaying and I think any FAs are interested in coming here unless we overpay

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I have a feeling we dont sign any big free agents. I dont see Cho overpaying and I think any FAs are interested in coming here unless we overpay

I hope so but didn't Cho or MJ said something about adding a big FA this year?

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