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Horncats interested in Al Jefferson

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carolina-chuck    2,761

My other question is, if Howard does sign with the Mavs will Houston come into play?

They probably will but would have to move Lin or Asik I would think.

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OchoNueve    158

This thread would blow up both ways if we rescinded an offer like the Kings did for Iggy in the middle of the night.

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carpanfan96    1,458

Well, time to throw about 40 mil over 4 years to Pekovic and forget about Al... He's not coming here.

 

Why did everyone get so down so quickly here, lmao. Wow....  The meeting lasted two days and Charlotte is the only option he has right now. lol 

 

Second it's going to take a bit more then that to get Pekovic away from Minny. 

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Proudiddy    9,487

Why did everyone get so down so quickly here, lmao. Wow.... The meeting lasted two days and Charlotte is the only option he has right now. lol

Second it's going to take a bit more then that to get Pekovic away from Minny.

Yeah, I was just throwing a number out there higher than his QO. Probably more like 50 mil. That being said, I'm not being pessimistic or down about anything, just realistic... I'm about 99% sure Howard will not sign with the Mavs, as he has already asked the Rockets to get Josh Smith, which the Mavs can't do. What is more appealing? Playing for the Lakers, Warriors, hometown Hawks, or the Rockets (possibly with a childhood friend in Smith, as well as Harden), OR playing for the Mavs with over-the-hill Dirk and Marion? Dallas is the last option on my list if I'm D12 no matter how awesome of an owner Cuban is.

And that's just Dallas, who we've heard would be interested in Al if Dwight signs elsewhere. So none of those other teams, who are all further along than we are at this point, would want to make Al an offer either? I mean, credit to him for coming here FIRST for a visit, but, realistically, if the money is relatively the same, he's going elsewhere.

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C-A-T-S    0

Time to see what it will cost us to get Robin Lopez, if that doesn't work out re-sign McRoberts and Hendo and call it an offseason.

 

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carpanfan96    1,458

Yeah, I was just throwing a number out there higher than his QO. Probably more like 50 mil. That being said, I'm not being pessimistic or down about anything, just realistic... I'm about 99% sure Howard will not sign with the Mavs, as he has already asked the Rockets to get Josh Smith, which the Mavs can't do. What is more appealing? Playing for the Lakers, Warriors, hometown Hawks, or the Rockets (possibly with a childhood friend in Smith, as well as Harden), OR playing for the Mavs with over-the-hill Dirk and Marion? Dallas is the last option on my list if I'm D12 no matter how awesome of an owner Cuban is.

And that's just Dallas, who we've heard would be interested in Al if Dwight signs elsewhere. So none of those other teams, who are all further along than we are at this point, would want to make Al an offer either? I mean, credit to him for coming here FIRST for a visit, but, realistically, if the money is relatively the same, he's going elsewhere.

 

There's a chance with the pieces in place that they will be worse then the Bobcats this season, all they have is Dirk and an over the hill Carter an Marion...nothing after that at all and no money to fix the issues at PG and SG and depth if they sign a big name FA like Jefferson. 

 

Jefferson is particularly holding out for the Mavericks according to reports, His two options that he is considering are the Bobcats and Mavericks, no one else. 

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Jakob    3,901

I can't believe you guys, big Al has pretty much said he is ours unless some redonkulous contract comes his way from the mavs,

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OchoNueve    158

Not sure if anyone has pointed this out because I'm not going to read all 25 pages of this thread right now, but Al Jefferson is ranked #52 in PER (Player Efficiency Rating) in the NBA.... ALL TIME.  I knew he was an underrated, efficient player but PER has been one of the most used advanced statistics that NBA teams have adopted in recent years to really determine a players value to the team when it doesn't necessarily show up in the box score.

 

$15 Million a season is a lot to give a player and more than I want the Hornets to spend right now, but you can't blame him for expecting that much.

 

http://www.basketball-reference.com/leaders/per_career.html

 

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carolina-chuck    2,761

I think Jefferson is going to Dallas. D12 is gonna be a Rocket. Dirk is going to take a pay cut to help bring in another guy like Al. Knowing Cuban, it's going to happen.

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Jakob    3,901

if Al doesn't come, we should go throw big money at Pek, he would be over paid but at least he wouldn't underperform

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PantherAZ    134

I think Jefferson is going to Dallas. D12 is gonna be a Rocket. Dirk is going to take a pay cut to help bring in another guy like Al. Knowing Cuban, it's going to happen.

I have nothing to base this on, but honestly, I get the feeling that D12 stays a Laker. Still Big Al becomes a Mav. I'm on board with Pek.

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