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#16 carolina-chuck

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:22 PM

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.

#17 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 06:36 PM

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. 



#18 carolina-chuck

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 07:35 PM

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.

#19 thatlookseasy

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:25 PM

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



#20 carolina-chuck

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 08:49 PM

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?

#21 Zaximus

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Posted 01 May 2013 - 09:51 PM

Yeah I meant at the time, about the Pistons.  

 

Like I said, I worry about losing the team if we don't make money sooner than later.



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Posted 01 May 2013 - 11:15 PM

Yeah I meant at the time, about the Pistons.

Like I said, I worry about losing the team if we don't make money sooner than later.

MJ wants money? Easy. Rebrand the Hornets. We could have Kevin Durant as a bobcat and MJ wouldn't be able to generate as much money as if we have Jeremy Lin in a Charlotte Hornets jersey.

No one care about the bobcats. No one has a relationship with it. No other free agents want to come here bc it's the Bobcats.

#23 thatlookseasy

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:43 AM

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

 

They said the same thing last year too



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 08:56 AM

A "big, max level" FA has a different meaning in Charlotte. They're going to have to overpay for a mid level guy. No elite OR even top level FA is going to come here.

On a side note - should have never got rid of Ray Felton.

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:04 AM

A "big, max level" FA has a different meaning in Charlotte. They're going to have to overpay for a mid level guy. No elite OR even top level FA is going to come here.

On a side note - should have never got rid of Ray Felton.

 

Why exactly would you want Felton on this team?  So he can take minutes away from Kemba, or so we can play a really small lineup with two 6 footers?

 

I love Felton, but he is approaching 30 and the last time he played on a shitty team (Portland), he didnt even bother getting in shape



#26 carolina-chuck

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:32 AM

A "big, max level" FA has a different meaning in Charlotte. They're going to have to overpay for a mid level guy. No elite OR even top level FA is going to come here.

On a side note - should have never got rid of Ray Felton.

 

Ok, I understand it now.

 

But, hell to Felton. The dude was terrible here.

Hes a fat average PG at best. He never went on and did anything wonderful until now being put on a talented Knicks team.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 09:36 AM

Felton is one of the best players in team history

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Posted 02 May 2013 - 10:15 AM

Felton was a pretty good PG here. He was never an elite PG or anything, but I definitely feel confident in saying that he made a positive impact on the team. Kemba is definitely the better PG though, and that's not really even debatable. 



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 11:00 AM

if we take Nerlens in the draft, and he isn't available till mid-season, we should still be bad enough

keep a top 6 lotto pick.



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Posted 02 May 2013 - 12:09 PM

Not gonna lie, if we win the lotto and get Noel it sets the team up perfectly to tank next year.  You can act like you addressed the team's complete lack of big men with the draft even though he wont be playing when the season starts, so you suck next year then the following year you have another top pick, a full season of Noel, and you make fans forget about 3 straight terrible seasons by calling yourselves the "Hornets"




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