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#11 carolina-chuck

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:32 PM

The bobcats are still in need of a franchise superstar player to rally around.


I'm hearing that LBJ clearly wants to play for MJ one day. ;)

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:35 PM

2014 has always been MJ/Cho's plan IMO.  These past few drafts were about finding some core guys/foundation pieces.  Next year, we get a superstar and build with FA around him from there on out.

 

I know a lot of people think Stern/Silver won't give the Hornets a star...but if you're about conspiracies, they owe Jordan. They also would be smart to roll out a star player for the rebrand, especially in a basketball crazed area like NC.  During the CBA negotiations, MJ was also rumored to be a hard-ass for the owners and big time backer of Stern...he owes us. 



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:43 PM

It all comes down to 2014. A bonafide superstar means we can legitimately dream of contending for championships. But if we end up getting a "lesser star" we are more likely to end up one of those middle of the road teams that can make the playoffs but not much more than that. And I don't even want to think of what missing completely in 2014 would mean. 



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:44 PM

one of those middle of the road teams that can make the playoffs but not much more than that

 

then it will be just like the old days

 

except the coliseum is gooooooooone



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 12:45 PM

2014 has always been MJ/Cho's plan IMO. These past few drafts were about finding some core guys/foundation pieces. Next year, we get a superstar and build with FA around him from there on out.

I know a lot of people think Stern/Silver won't give the Hornets a star...but if you're about conspiracies, they owe Jordan. They also would be smart to roll out a star player for the rebrand, especially in a basketball crazed area like NC. During the CBA negotiations, MJ was also rumored to be a hard-ass for the owners and big time backer of Stern...he owes us.


Lets hope you're right. If anything, Stern at least owes MJ a Top3 pick. That's pretty much all we need.

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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:09 PM

ok, First, MJ blew up the team to lighten his wallet.  Second, Stern doesnt owe anybody nothing and saying he will give charlotte the #1 pick is saying that the lottey is rigged.  we all say it is, but its not.  trying to suck to get a high pick in 2014, is dumb. Things change. What if the players you sought, stayed another year or sustained career inuries.  Now what, you threw away season after season for this?  Its not logical boys and girls.  NBA teams do not tank seasons to get a high pick.  Being smart with your trades etc and adding future picks is how you secure a better draft pick.  Tanking seasons will destroy your fan base.  The risk is too great for any team to do this intentionally in the NBA.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:12 PM

3 starters that aren't even old enough to buy liquor = give up on them already

 

I don't think anybody should be giving up on any of our young picks. We just need to see more consistency from our picks which I believe can happen. Kemba's improvement will continue now with the addition of Zeller. 

 

MKG is the ultimate complementary piece. I think he will continue to improve and will be the 2nd pick we all expect. 

 

Biz has all the potential to become the defensive man inside that we need. Based on his work ethic I don't see why he won't 



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:16 PM

ok, First, MJ blew up the team to lighten his wallet.  Second, Stern doesnt owe anybody nothing and saying he will give charlotte the #1 pick is saying that the lottey is rigged.  we all say it is, but its not.  trying to suck to get a high pick in 2014, is dumb. Things change. What if the players you sought, stayed another year or sustained career inuries.  Now what, you threw away season after season for this?  Its not logical boys and girls.  NBA teams do not tank seasons to get a high pick.  Being smart with your trades etc and adding future picks is how you secure a better draft pick.  Tanking seasons will destroy your fan base.  The risk is too great for any team to do this intentionally in the NBA.

 

Well, you can see who reads/believes national media. We blew up the team bc we were going nowhere. We were near luxury tax with a team that wouldn't be good enough to get out of the first round. If that is where you wish we would continue then that is on you. 

 

I've actually enjoyed watching this rebuild. We have pieces that we have never had in CLT and are being smart with our decisions. 

 

We are going to be too good next year for a top 4 pick based on wins/losses so for the first time in franchise history we are going to have to be lucky. 



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:24 PM

Kemba Walker: one of the most underrated players in the NBA.



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Posted 30 June 2013 - 01:48 PM

NBA teams do not tank seasons to get a high pick. Being smart with your trades etc and adding future picks is how you secure a better draft pick. Tanking seasons will destroy your fan base. The risk is too great for any team to do this intentionally in the NBA.


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