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Why are we leaving the plan?

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you don't know the freaking plan, man. Only Cho anf Hidgens know da plan, man.

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Hmm to make our team better with proven NBA players or to choke to try and get guys that haven't played above high school. Which as we know, no matter how bad we suck, we will get screwed by the lottery and fall just outside of where the stars will get drafted and we will come right back to where we are. I guess we could tank every single season until we land the #1 pick in the draft but we will be tanking for a long time. I think it's time to use other avenues to build the team.

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I'm all for tanking if it could guarantee a top 3 pick. But I know how this poo works and Charlotte getting a big name player in the draft isn't likely to happen. I honestly wouldn't be surprised if the draft order was something like this

 

1. Boston - Gotta keep one of your classic teams strong

2. Cleveland - For some reason they always hit the jackpot in the lottery

3. Philidelphia/Detroit - Big market team with no big player

 

 

 

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you have to use both FA & the draft to build a solid team IMO. Indiana is a good example of this by drafting well & signing key free agents when necessary, the key is to not  sign contracts that keep you from making moves.

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The only reason the team has cap space to spend on free agents right now is because the plan is working.  We finally committed to rebuilding around young players and avoiding veterans on long expensive contracts, and now the team has cap space this summer and next summer and a team that will actually improve in the future. 

 

Signing a good free agent is great, but giving out big contracts to pretty good players is what screwed the bobcats for years (made them too good for high draft picks and not good enough to win in the playoffs).  Its not like the cap space just disappears, we can save it for next year or use it in a trade.  And no one is saying the team should just tank indefinitely- honestly I dont think they will have that option because the young guys will continue to improve.  But having one more top 5 pick to build around would be really nice to build around, and I dont buy the idea that the bobcats will be out-tanked next year (if they dont sign another big man)

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I feel like we have suffered as a Buzzcats fan for the last several seasons, waiting for an opportunity that we could have next season. 

 

Imagine, if the Supersonics blew their load and and got impatient and never got their chance at Kevin Durant? 

 

We have been on a path since the blowing up of the playoff team.  I loved the plan.  I feel like it makes perfect sense for a team in our situation.

 

Signing Al Jefferson and J.R. Smith type players would be great starting in the 2014-2015 season.  

But not now, not since we have all waited for the opportunity to have a franchise player.  

 

Signing these guys now makes us competitive for the next 2-3 seasons.  

Getting Wiggins, Parker, Randel, makes us possible contenders for the next 10 seasons. 

 

Imagine if the Panthers had signed some middle of the road Quarterback before or during the 2-14 season, and we lost our shot at Cam Newton?  

 

Stay. The. Course. 

 

Amen, It is MJ trying to fast track the rebuild and Cho is the one trying to tell him to wait and sign a FA with our Top 5 pick next season in the deepest draft since '03. Hopefully Cho wins out and we stay the course! MJ is an idiot and I will never trust any of his basketball decisions. Stand pat or make a few minor signings and let the young guys eat up the minutes it is the only way to get experience.

 

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Amen, It is MJ trying to fast track the rebuild and Cho is the one trying to tell him to wait and sign a FA with our Top 5 pick next season in the deepest draft since '03. Hopefully Cho wins out and we stay the course! MJ is an idiot and I will never trust any of his basketball decisions. Stand pat or make a few minor signings and let the young guys eat up the minutes it is the only way to get experience.

Ultimately it's his team and his money. If he can't afford to keep having losing seasons and terrible teams then so be it. I would rather be middle of the pack and a chance to make a push. Than to be terrible for the next 5 years and then LOSE ANOTHER team to another city.

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Horrible move to overpay a FA this year and win to many games to have a good shot at #1. It would be an epic dumb move. It would be one thing if we were in the running for CP3 or Howard but we are not. You must have stars to win it all. You either sign one in FA or you draft one. Trading for one is damn near impossible nowadays. The star must agree to sign a long term contract and you also give up assets in hoping that star doesn't bolt.

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Aiming to win it all after only having one playoff appearance in 10 years of existence is pretty unrealistic.  We need to shoot for playoffs right now in back to back to back years and build a fan base/team.  

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Aiming to win it all after only having one playoff appearance in 10 years of existence is pretty unrealistic.  We need to shoot for playoffs right now in back to back to back years and build a fan base/team.  

 

Making the playoffs is pointless unless you have a team that can win a series or two, if the plan isn't to compete for a championship then don't build it. 

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Aiming to win it all after only having one playoff appearance in 10 years of existence is pretty unrealistic.  We need to shoot for playoffs right now in back to back to back years and build a fan base/team.  

 

I think the goal should be to build a team that can win a playoff series, because at that point you are only one or two big moves away from being a contender.  Simply making the playoffs is not that impressive in the NBA

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Look at the small market formula..OKC is a recent team to model after but after trading Harden they may be rebuilding soon as stars get frustrated with attracting stars to help them.H

Al jefferson is fine to sign I just do not like the JR Smith guy who will frustrate the youth movement...and is a coach killah.

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