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Hornets A Possible Suitor For Mayo

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Fans hideously underrate Kemba and Henderson, while propping up MKG and Biyombo WAAAAAYYY more than they deserve.

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He is NOT an upgrade over Hendo. I don't understand why people would think so. Hendo's only knock is health. Second half of the season when he was healthy he scored 19ppg, 4rbg, 3.4assists, and a steal. Mayo shot like 18ppg pre-all star and only 10ppg post all-star. Hendo obviously is a much better defender. So why would you take Mayo over Hendo? Unless he's vastly cheaper I don't see the reason. Mayo DID play every single game last season so that is something to be said, but I think Hendo is overall, better.


Stats is deceiving and especially in this scenario. Mayo brings more to the table than Hendo. At this point and time I'm not so worry about losing Hendo's defense bc MKG and Jeff Taylor can replace that. A lot of people here wouldn't even know who Hendo is of he didn't play for Duke and the Bobcats. Mayo is clearly, clearly a better player than Hendo will ever be.

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I would be all for a mayo signing at the right price

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I think "Bobcats" fans on this site sometimes watch other teams more than they are watching the Bobcats (Dallas for example).   Hendo has been good on a terrible team, pair him with respectable people not named Kemba and he'll be good to go.  You're right stats aren't always the end all, but when everything points to Hendo stat wise, and when Hendo's defense is much better, and when Hendo actually wants to play here.......  

 

Jeff Taylor is a bench player, not a starter, that's why he was a 2nd rounder, I like him, but he can't replace Hendo, and MKG plays SF.

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If we have such amazing players that don't need to be upgraded why have we been so bad? Do we have all the ingredients and they are just too young? No to be honest if we have an opportunity to upgrade with another young player you do so. 

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Henderson is better but Mayo fits this team better, so im going with Mayo. This team lacks a 3 pt shooter and Mayo can do just that. Henderson is good but a lineup of kemba-mayo-mkg-zeller-biyombo would be a very good young and balanced team.

Id love to have Henderson back, but since we have mkg, id rather get someone who can score, and mayo can/will do that.
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If we have such amazing players that don't need to be upgraded why have we been so bad? Do we have all the ingredients and they are just too young? No to be honest if we have an opportunity to upgrade with another young player you do so. 

 

 

That statement makes no sense, at all.  Henderson is the same age as Mayo, at the ripe old age of 25.  Mayo is NOT an upgrade, and that's the point.  The reason we've been bad is we've had the worst front court in the league since probably the beginning of existence.   Yet people want to walk about getting a new SG that isn't even better than the one we have.   We need a true center, that's the biggest need right now, not OJ Mayo.  Obviously people have watched more of Mayo shooting 3's than Henderson playing all-around good ball.

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Hardly homerism, but what IS true is that Bobcats/Hornets fans underrate Henderson.  If he wasn't as good as I'm saying, do you think other teams would be wanting him?  We'd sign him to a 4-5 mill a year contract easily!  The rest of the league realizes that Hendo is a good SG, why can't you?  

 

FYI, Mayo WAS the #1 scoring option in Dallas for a good chunk of the season, when Dirk came back though, he slid down to maybe 2nd scoring option, but no less of a "option" than Henderson was.  I also don't understand how it's not a compliment that if the other team knows someone is a #1 scoring option, and yet they STILL score like Hendo does. 

 

Stop wanting a new player just to have a new player, it's silly.  I'd rather focus on actual upgrades to the team, like a big.   You guys like 9 years old and want a new toy when your old toy is just as good and maybe even better?

I guarantee you Mayo will receive more interest and money than Hendo on the open market. Also stop putting words in my mouth I never said Hendo wouldn't receive interest. All I was saying is that Mayo is better than Hendo.

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That statement makes no sense, at all.  Henderson is the same age as Mayo, at the ripe old age of 25.  Mayo is NOT an upgrade, and that's the point.  The reason we've been bad is we've had the worst front court in the league since probably the beginning of existence.   Yet people want to walk about getting a new SG that isn't even better than the one we have.   We need a true center, that's the biggest need right now, not OJ Mayo.  Obviously people have watched more of Mayo shooting 3's than Henderson playing all-around good ball.

 

Look at GotSwag's post, he said it all. It's about the fit. Mayo's skill set fits better than what Hendo provides. That is what I have been saying. Do I like Hendo? Yes but for 1m-2m more I would prefer Mayo. If its anymore than that I would stay with Hendo. 

 

I wasn't saying Hendo is old. I was saying if we have a chance to upgrade with a young guy as well you gotta take the chance. For me Mayo is an upgrade

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Everything pretty much points to Hendo being better.  Mayo is good if Hendo goes elsewhere.   Hendo can shoot the 3 if it's asked of him.  I'll take Hendo's superior defense over Mayo's extra 3 here and there.   People also forget that Hendo wants to actually play here, I doubt very few others want to.

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I can see what you're saying. I would love to have a player on the team that could really stretch the floor like Mayo can, but at the same time I'd probably prefer Hendo since he is the better all around player. Hopefully Kemba and Hendo can improve upon their range next season and become reliable 3pt shooters. That would be ideal to me.

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I have a question for all of you who don't see Mayo as an upgrade to Hendo. 

 

Who do you all see as an upgrade to guys on our current roster?

 

Through FA who would you all like to upgrade this year? 

 

Kemba

Hendo

MKG

Zeller
Biz 

 

Now I am going to put a restriction on this question. We seem to all be in consensus that the 2014 draft will possibly net us a franchise player so don't pick a player who would take us out of the lottery. Also saying upgrade doesn't mean replace the starters could come off the bench after picking this player. 

 

 

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