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#37 carolina-chuck

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:23 PM

You don't want J.R. Smith but you want Bynum?

 

Totally different scenario. Bynum plays a position that we're lacking even with the addition of Cody. With the Q/O to Hendo, I dont see why we would want to target JR. JR probably wouldnt want to come here, unlike Bynum. Bynum's interests are lower than JR right now. With a good enough price, he'd want to come here. If we want to be competitive for the future, we add a guy like Bynum and pray to God he comes back healthy, not adding JR.

 

Which do you rather have:

 

Scenario I

PG: Kemba

SG: Andrew Wiggins / Jabari Parker / Marcus Smart
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist / Jeff Taylor
PF: Cody Zeller
C  : Andrew Bynum / Biz

 

Scenario II

PG: Kemba

SG: J.R. Smith / Andrew Wiggins / Jabari Parker / Marcus Smart
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist / Jeff Taylor
PF: Cody Zeller
C  : Biz

 



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 03:30 PM

Totally different scenario. Bynum plays a position that we're lacking even with the addition of Cody. With the Q/O to Hendo, I dont see why we would want to target JR. JR probably wouldnt want to come here, unlike Bynum. Bynum's interests are lower than JR right now. With a good enough price, he'd want to come here. If we want to be competitive for the future, we add a guy like Bynum and pray to God he comes back healthy, not adding JR.

 

Which do you rather have:

 

Scenario I

PG: Kemba

SG: Andrew Wiggins / Jabari Parker / Marcus Smart
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist / Jeff Taylor
PF: Cody Zeller
C  : Andrew Bynum / Biz

 

Scenario II

PG: Kemba

SG: J.R. Smith / Andrew Wiggins / Jabari Parker / Marcus Smart
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist / Jeff Taylor
PF: Cody Zeller
C  : Biz

 

You said you don't want Smith before the QO...

 

Bynum has more concerns than Smith... the big one being that he doesn't give 100%... like when he was caught dancing after sitting out the entire season.



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:23 PM

You said you don't want Smith before the QO...

Bynum has more concerns than Smith... the big one being that he doesn't give 100%... like when he was caught dancing after sitting out the entire season.


Smith is a headcase and I'm afraid he'd single handily win a couple games for us. Bynum on the other hand could still make us bad enough for a top5 pick bc no one really know his timetable coming back. JR is a good player but not a good building block.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:23 PM

You said you don't want Smith before the QO...

Bynum has more concerns than Smith... the big one being that he doesn't give 100%... like when he was caught dancing after sitting out the entire season.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:27 PM

It would be interesting to see if he's 100% healthy and what kind of money he is looking for.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:33 PM

I'd love to see if Cho and MJ will try and make a move for Pekovic. He's a RFA, but it doesn't hurt to throw a max contract at him.

Minny got Gorgui Dieng from the last night trade with the Jazz. He's a back up plan if Pek somehow leaves.

I'm not sure how positive it'd be for Minny to match a max offer for Pekovic. Their hands are kinda tied bc Rubio is looking for a new deal.

Pekovic and Zeller would make a very good young front court.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:45 PM

Not sure if I'd give Pek a max deal or not, Maybe something like 13 million a season at the most. I doubt Minny would match that to be honest. 



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Posted 28 June 2013 - 05:53 PM

I'm almost tempted to just say weight one more year when Gordon's contract is up. Then we could amnesty Tyrus Thomas and make a big run at Greg Monroe or DeMarcus Cousins...

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:40 PM

I'm almost tempted to just say weight one more year when Gordon's contract is up. Then we could amnesty Tyrus Thomas and make a big run at Greg Monroe or DeMarcus Cousins...


I agree. There's also other guys that we could land than just Monroe and Cousins. But don't we have to spend some money to reach the cap limit?

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:42 PM

Not sure if I'd give Pek a max deal or not, Maybe something like 13 million a season at the most. I doubt Minny would match that to be honest.


Yea, I don't believe Minny would too. If we could, I'd do it in a heart beat. Pekovic is a true Center that rebounds and does all the dirty stuffs in the paint. He's a great player to pair up with Zeller.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 06:54 PM

I agree. There's also other guys that we could land than just Monroe and Cousins. But don't we have to spend some money to reach the cap limit?


Pay Henderson, sign a center (J.J. Hickson), sign a backup small forward (Kyle Korver), resign McRoberts, don't amnesty Tyrus Thomas and don't cut Adrien.

Problem solved...

PG: Kemba Walker, Ramon Sessions
SG: Gerald Henderson, Ben Gordon
SF: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Kyle Korver (FA), Jeff Taylor
PF: Cody Zeller, Josh McRoberts, Jeff Adrien, Tyrus Thomas
C: J.J. Hickson, Bismack Biyombo, Brendan Haywood

That's 14 spots, we could even give the 15th spot to an undrafted free agent like Curry or Triche.

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Posted 28 June 2013 - 07:04 PM

Also there is a difference between the salary cap and the salary floor.

The salary cap was at $58 million this past year while the floor was at $49 million.

If the Cats can manage to keep their cap at around $52 million, they will be in great shape next year when Gordon's, Adrien's, and Session's contracts are up. They could also amnesty Tyrus Thomas then, creating even more cap room...

By next year we will have established our corp (Kemba, Henderson, MKG, Zeller, Biyombo,Taylor, next years draft pick) and then can start adding free agency pieces around it...