The thing is I'm saying is Bosh and Jefferson both will bring us the same amount of win or loss. Bosh is not going to win us 15 more games than Jefferson. I rather be an 8 seed Playoffs or Top5 pick team with Bosh than Jefferson. We are not going to make the Playoffs with Bosh and be a Top5 team with Jefferson.
Nobody said to stink for another 5 years..... We need to keep our pick this year stink for 1 more year. that way we have a core or
our Top 5 pick
Future Pistons Pick (Top 8 Protected next year, top 2 in 2015, unprotected in 2016)
Future PDX Pick (Heavily restricted for 3 years)
then we can go bat poo crazy and sign or trade for whoever we can but, to lose 2 top picks and all cap flexibility for Chris Bosh is insane.
Additionally the team has sold over $1.5 M in tickets since the name change announcement. Lots of people (myself included) have already purchased tickets for the 2014-2015 Hornets season- so a bad record next year isn't the end of the world because the team will be given a hall pass... the 2014-2015 season is really the season we should be shooting for to make our run.
To Carolina Chuck's point... The reason people would prefer us sign Al Jefferson is because it doesn't cost us a top 5 pick in addition to a max contract.
Bosh is most likely the better player at this point than Al Jefferson but, he isn't better than Al Jefferson + a top 5 pick.
I prefer we conserve the cap space this summer in order to take advantage of the teams that will unload good players plus picks to avoid the luxury tax... Cleveland was able to pick up Maresse Speights and a 1st round pick because they had cap space..... Cap space is sooooo important in the new CBA.
People are just dumb. They whined about having a franchise player and when the oppurtunity is there they say "no, thank you". It's like the unemployed workers crying about Mexican taking over jobs but when the job is there for taking they refuse it.