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NO NO NO NO!!!

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That first interview he had talking about his age really threw me off a bit.  I think I'd pass on him, as well.

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What ever happened to this kid? I think we have all forgot about Shabazz Muhammad. One of the best high school prospect to come out and after 1 college season, his stock his taking a dramatic HIT. I'm not a fan of his ego on the court, but he is still a highly talented basketball player. The kid sounds smart, humble, and very passionate when interviewed. He also played on a UCLA team that has done great preparing players into the NBA. I believe his name needs to be mentioned more as a possible pick at no.4. He would greatly improve our back court. I do believe that he's an upgrade over Hendo though he plays more like a SF. The more I think, the more I like the idea of taking Shabazz at the no.4 pick. Forget the bad media attention. Shabazz is clearly the best available player along with maybe Anthony Bennett at our spot. I believe MJ will take a HARD, HARD look at the kid. Yes, I think I'm jumping on the Shabazz Bandwagon as of now.

 

"BACK THE BAZZ"

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Banned.
 

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Banned.
 

 

If you dont like him, you dont have to be disrespectful. Everyone has their own guy. 

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If you dont like him, you dont have to be disrespectful. Everyone has their own guy. 

 

It's a joke, chuck.  You are supposed to LOL, buddy.  Nothing disrespectful about it...

 

I was expressing my opinion of him through a joke.

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I have liked Bazz for quite some time, and while he disappointed me with his lack of defense and play-making -- his scoring was among the best. I would be pretty happy if we drafted Shabazz, but for me it's really between Bazz, Oladipo, and Len, with Zeller as a wildcard (because he is talented and tested VERY well in the combine).

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I could stand to add Zeller to my list.  Right now, I'm hoping for and would be happy with Oladipo, Bennett, or Zeller.  If McLemore slips to us, I guess I'd be okay with it at #4.  I just didn't think he'd be worth it at #1.

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This is why I think Shabazz makes perfect sense:

 

*** Rich Cho and the OKC Model ***

 

We have a PG (Kemba), SF (Kidd-Gilchrist), and an improving PF/C (Biz). We're missing SG and another Big. From all the things I've heard that the Bobcats might not offer Hendo anything, I dont think he's coming back. Shabazz' game is very similar to James Harden. Cho and MJ is going to take some serious look at him. Remember MJ's interests in Harden last season?? Adding Shabazz will give us a young and very similar back court to OKC. Go head and add a Paul Millsap or Al Jefferson and say hello to OKC 2.0. I really think that MJ/Cho would rather go young in the back court and add a veteran player inside than vise versa. If Cho is serious about his OKC model, this is the route he should take.

2013-2014 Charlotte Hornets

PG: Kemba Walker
SG: Shabazz Muhammad

SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

PF: Bismack Biyombo

C  : Al Jefferson

 

2011-2012 OKC Thunder

PG: Russell Westbrook

SG: James Harden

SF: Kevin Durant

PF: Serge Ibaka

C  : Kendrick Perkins

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Yeah man, I see your reasoning.  I just didn't see the on-court production to justify it and I was just extremely underwhelmed with his showing at UCLA...  As I am with pretty much all of the SGs projected high in this draft outside of Oladipo.

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I have liked Bazz for quite some time, and while he disappointed me with his lack of defense and play-making -- his scoring was among the best. I would be pretty happy if we drafted Shabazz, but for me it's really between Bazz, Oladipo, and Len, with Zeller as a wildcard (because he is talented and tested VERY well in the combine).

 

That's good to hear there are others out there that are not ruling Bazz out of the question just bc of his negative media attention.

 

This is why I rather have Bazz over Oladipo. Bazz ceiling is much higher than Victor. Victor MJ like athletic, but he is already polished out. You take what you get with him right now. Bazz still have a lot of room for improvement. At best, I believe that Bazz is a 20-25 ppg SG with the potential to be an All Star player. I think Victor is going to be a 14-16 ppg SG as a role player. Something like a Tony Allen.

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Yeah man, I see your reasoning.  I just didn't see the on-court production to justify it and I was just extremely underwhelmed with his showing at UCLA...  As I am with pretty much all of the SGs projected high in this draft outside of Oladipo.

 

Yea, dont get me wrong. I saw exactly what you and many others saw of him last season. But, I still think that he has a ton of upside to be the top player in this draft. Im not going to let one bad season, which it really wasnt get the best of me. Shabazz can be a really good player and he should improve this team. Both Kemba and MKG would benefit with having Bazz run the court with them. I think we will all see Bazz' name mentioned more as the no.4 potential pick leading up to the Draft. Especially losing out on the no.2 pick, Bazz is a player that can put some energy to the Charlotte fan base. I dont see Oladipo as anything more than a role player. His MJ like athleticism is not going to believe that he's MJ or Wade. Len is a safe pick, but it's too high at no.4.

 

Shabazz Muhammad:

17.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 0.1 BPG

 

Ben McLemore:

15.9 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 2.0 APG

 

Victor Oladipo:

13.6 PPG, 6.3 RPG, 2.1 APG

 

His statistic is as good as the other two SG ranked ahead of him in this draft. Imo, it's better. If the media is killing him for his performance last season, what can he be if he had a better season?? Let's face it that the kid is not a finish product. He's going to only get better.

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Forget the bad ego. Cant blame a kid who all he have ever known in his life was the hype to be the next NBA superstar. Maybe, that's exactly what we need also. Someone who wants to be great. Bazz is the closet thing to be a NBA superstar if you forget his negative attitude last season at UCLA. His statistic is much better than McLemore or Oladipo. He's no where close to being a Tyrus Thomas locker room killer. If anything, his poor season at UCLA last season will mature him. I think the kid have finally touched ground in reality. It will only benefit him to see life differently than what he was used to with all the cameras around him. I'd take this as a blessing in disguise. David Stern had fugged Charlotte since whenever. This is a way for us to get back at Stern. Take Shabazz and show Stern the middle finger.

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