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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...

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:37 AM

I just did some math, and with the following roster our salary cap is around $48 million (Henderson's number is based on the $4,400,000 qualifying offer he received and Zeller's number is based off of how much the 4th pick made last year).

PG: Kemba Walker, Ramon Sessions
SG: Gerald Henderson, Ben Gordon, Jeff Taylor
SF: MKG, Jeff Adrien
PF: Cody Zeller, Tyrus Thomas
C: Bismack Biyombo, Brendan Haywood

After thinking about it, we may have to amnesty Tyrus so that we can actually fill out the roster. If we amnesty Tyrus, we drop $8 million off the books leaving our total salary at $40 million.

-Now here is a scenario of how to fill out the roster...

- sign Seth Curry to a $800,000 dollar contract.
- sign Kyle Korver to a $4,000,000 dollar contract.
- sign Josh McRoberts to a $3,000,000 dollar contract
- sign J.J. Hickson to a $6,000,000 dollar contract

This leaves us at $54,000,000 which allows us to match any qualifying offer up to $8,000,000 and leaves us with the following roster...

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

This team can compete night in and night out without getting blown out, but also is no better than fifth overall pick.

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Posted 29 June 2013 - 09:48 AM

Also that $22 million dollars in cap room thing had a huge variable on Gordon opting out and with his $13,200,000 contract coming off the books.

Next year the Hornets will actually have a significant amount of cap room with Gordon's, Sessions', and Adrien's contracts all up leaving us roughly $20,000,000 under the cap with no variables.


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