Archived

This topic is now archived and is closed to further replies.

Hornets NBA Draft News Thread

241 posts in this topic

Posted · Report post

I'd rather stay put and take Oladipo ourselves if they're not including more than one 1st rounder in a deal.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Have the Hornets worked out anyone? This screams traded pick btw.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

From Bonnell:

Bobcats will do two workout sessions Wednesday and also interview a couple of the injured guys this week. Noel, Bennett and Len injured.

Nevada-Las Vegas forward Anthony Bennett can't work out due to injury. But he's scheduled to interview with Bobcats Saturday.

Bennett had rotator-cuff surgery in May on his left shoulder. Recovery time on that is 4 months, so Bennett would miss summer league.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I've been reading that Minnesota has worked out Victor Oladipo and is very high on him.

In the OP, there is that one tidbit from a while back on Charlotte and Minnesota possibly being in trade talks.

I have to wonder if there could be a deal in the works so that Minnesota can jump up and get Oladipo.


I've also been seeing a lot of rumors between Orlando and Minny. Theres some mocks having Orlando staying put taking taking Victor and others with Minny jumping up to take him. It's probably a good part for both teams. Orlando in return can get a young Derrick Williams and Minny's two 1st rounders. Minny can finally get that SG.

It's starting to look like a possibility that we'll land a Noel or McLemore at No.4. I think the big shocker in the draft will be made early with Alex Len going No.1 to Cleveland.

(1) Cavs : Alex Len
(2) Orlando / Minny : Victor Oladipo
(3) Wizards : Otto Porter / Anthony Bennett
(4) Hornets : Nerlens Noel / Ben McLemore

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I'd rather stay put and take Oladipo ourselves if they're not including more than one 1st rounder in a deal.


I don't think Oladipo is high on our board. He's the exact same player as MKG, but with a better jumper. And, I can't see Cho moving out the No.4 spot. A Noel, Len, or McLemore will be there at that spot. I believe Orlando is the team Minny is in contact with, not us.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I don't think Oladipo is high on our board. He's the exact same player as MKG, but with a jumper. And, I can't see Cho moving out the No.4 spot. A Noel, Len, or McLemore will be there at that spot. I believe Orlando is the team Minny is in contact with, not us.

I would assume if Minnesota is aiming for Oladipo, then they have reached out or discussed trading with each of the top 5-6 teams, Bobcats included.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I don't think Oladipo is high on our board. He's the exact same player as MKG, but with a jumper. And, I can't see Cho moving out the No.4 spot. A Noel, Len, or McLemore will be there at that spot. I believe Orlando is the team Minny is in contact with, not us.

 

That is exactly what I see. In no particular order I have Noel and Len at the top of my wishlist because I want a big and am not a fan of Bennett. 

 

As far as SG is concerned I like McLemore's shooting but I think Oladipo will be great as well. If both Noel and Len are off the board I would much rather trade down with Minnesota picking Oladipo for them and hoping to get out SG in Muhammed. Besides Noel and Len there are no other big guys I want. 

 

I would do 4 for 9, derrick williams, and there late first rounder or second rounder. Then flip that first or second to the Rockets for Thomas Robinson. 

 

I want to get T-Rob somehow in all my top choices. 

These are my dream scenarios. 

 

 

1. Prefer

Kemba 

Hendo 

MKG 

Noel or Len / T-Rob

Biz

*Find a way to trade for Thomas Robinson 

 

2. Would be happy  

 

Kemba 

McLemore/Oladipo (Lean towards McLemore bc we need shooting in this lineup)

MKG

Thomas Robinson 

Biz

 

 

3. Wouldn't mind

Kemba

 

Shabazz/Hendo

MKG

Derrick Williams/ Thomas Robinson

Biz 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I would assume if Minnesota is aiming for Oladipo, then they have reached out or discussed trading with each of the top 5-6 teams, Bobcats included.


I agree, but who's willing to move down? Washington was lucky to have the 3rd pick. No way they're trading out. Can't see Phoenix doing that too. I know there's been reports by Amico that the Hornets are willing to trade down, but it's kinda tough to see that happening. We're a really bad team. Even though this is considered a weak class there are guys who could be at no.4 that should still be able to contribute effectively for us. Orlando is the only serious team to trade back with Minny for Victor. I've seen reports that Minny could move as high as No.1 sending Love to the Cavs, but other guys would then be in consideration for that spot, not Victor.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

That is exactly what I see. In no particular order I have Noel and Len at the top of my wishlist because I want a big and am not a fan of Bennett.

As far as SG is concerned I like McLemore's shooting but I think Oladipo will be great as well. If both Noel and Len are off the board I would much rather trade down with Minnesota picking Oladipo for them and hoping to get out SG in Muhammed. Besides Noel and Len there are no other big guys I want.

I would do 4 for 9, derrick williams, and there late first rounder or second rounder. Then flip that first or second to the Rockets for Thomas Robinson.

I want to get T-Rob somehow in all my top choices.

These are my dream scenarios.


1. Prefer
Kemba
Hendo
MKG
Noel or Len / T-Rob
Biz
*Find a way to trade for Thomas Robinson

2. Would be happy

Kemba
McLemore/Oladipo (Lean towards McLemore bc we need shooting in this lineup)
MKG
Thomas Robinson
Biz


3. Wouldn't mind
Kemba

Shabazz/Hendo
MKG
Derrick Williams/ Thomas Robinson
Biz

Trading all the way down to no.9, I would assume that a guy like Len will be gone long already. In that case, some guys that I'd consider would be: Zeller, Bazz, Caldwell-Pope, and Carter Williams. It would be a great trade down if we're able to grab Zeller at no.9. Like you said, flip a Minny pick for T-Rob.

PG: Kemba
SG: Hendo
SF: Kidd-Gilchrist / Taylor
PF: Derrick Williams / T-Rob
C : Cody Zeller / Biz

or

PG: Kemba
SG: Bazz? Carter-Williams?
SF: Kidd-Gilchrist / Taylor
PF: J.J. Hickson / Derrick Williams
C : Biz
** Draft a guy with the Minny later pick
** Signs FA J.J. Hickson
** 2014 Draft : Wiggins / Parker
Bazz or Carter would be a great 6th man off the bench

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

I agree, but who's willing to move down? Washington was lucky to have the 3rd pick. No way they're trading out. Can't see Phoenix doing that too. I know there's been reports by Amico that the Hornets are willing to trade down, but it's kinda tough to see that happening. We're a really bad team. Even though this is considered a weak class there are guys who could be at no.4 that should still be able to contribute effectively for us. Orlando is the only serious team to trade back with Minny for Victor. I've seen reports that Minny could move as high as No.1 sending Love to the Cavs, but other guys would then be in consideration for that spot, not Victor.

This is the first I've heard about Minnesota entertaining trading Love for any pick in this draft.  If I were trading Love to Cleveland for their first round pick, I would expect Tristan Thompson or another 1st round pick to be coming with the first overall pick.

 

I think that this rumor must have started on the court with Uncle Drew and doesn't have much merit.

 

Minnesota's offer of Derrick Williams and their 9 pick would be tough for the Bobcats to turn down for #4 if it were a real offer.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

This is the first I've heard about Minnesota entertaining trading Love for any pick in this draft. If I were trading Love to Cleveland for their first round pick, I would expect Tristan Thompson or another 1st round pick to be coming with the first overall pick.

I think that this rumor must have started on the court with Uncle Drew and doesn't have much merit.

Minnesota's offer of Derrick Williams and their 9 pick would be tough for the Bobcats to turn down for #4 if it were a real offer.

Go look it up. Its there.
Love have said that he's going to opt out his last year. Minny is saving the money for Rubio and will lose Love in return of nothing. Rather get a no.1 pick in return than nothing. Not saying its going to happen, but the rumors are there.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Posted · Report post

Go look it up. Its there.
Love have said that he's going to opt out his last year. Minny is saving the money for Rubio and will lose Love in return of nothing. Rather get a no.1 pick in return than nothing. Not saying its going to happen, but the rumors are there.

The logic makes sense if Love said that, I just hadn't heard that before.  He will be a max guy in free agency for sure.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites



  • Latest Articles

  • Recent Comments