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#106 carpanfan96

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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:36 PM

Hilarious how many ignorant basketball fans that we have here.

 

Wanting to continue to suck....in the hopes of placing high in the lottery....to select a player that you HOPE is a stud..........this is the worst strategy ever

 

We have had high lottery picks for years and it has netted us a bad team.  Now you would rather continue that moronic strategy rather than add talented vet pieces to your team.

 

Amazing

There's a reason that most basketball experts are calling it a bad-horrible move. It's because of the year that Charlotte did it in. Could have done plenty of things with the money like help golden state out by taking a couple of expiring deals and getting a first round pick and Barnes for doing that. The NBA is all about HOPE and Potential, making the playoffs in the NBA doesn't really mean anything, you've got to be able to win a series or two.

 

 

The Bobcats have now put them selves in position to be against the cap wall or in luxury tax the next 2-3 years and they will be a marginal team unless they pick up a superstar.  < Having a superstar is the only thing that saves NBA teams and Charlotte still doesn't have one. Jefferson is a borderline all star but his offense doesn't outweigh his bad defense and he's not worth what he's being paid. 



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Posted 05 July 2013 - 03:54 PM

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"Charlotte Buzzcats: Change of Culture"

 

Well, we finally got a day to soak in the excitement of the Al Jefferson signing yesterday.

http://probasketball...anging-culture/
I posted this article by Kurt Helinup on another thread a couple days ago, but I’d like to share it with the ones who might have missed it. It talked about the culture change with the Golden State Warriors. I saw a high similarity with our own organization and the future of this team when I read this article. It’s all about a culture change at this point and on!!!

 

No one really saw this deal coming, but only the fans of the Charlotte Bobcats and soon to be the Charlotte Hornets again in 2014. And, even before then I had my doubts. Before the signing of BIG Al Jefferson, it was pretty much a laughable rumor around the league. The addition of a player of this caliber speaks volume to the fans of Charlotte. If you are a Buzzcats’ fan and you didn’t drink a few beers or smoke some illegal plants, J/K. But if you didn’t get “PUMPED” after hearing this major news after it was broke out yesterday afternoon then you need to recheck yourself again. I mean I literally cried the night before when reports came out that he was going to wait and see from the Mavs before making a decision.

 

Anyway, this is an incredible addition to this young and upcoming team. This is the “BIGGEST” move that ever happened in this 9 years franchise history. I was there watching from my parents’ T.V. when former owner Bob Johnson named the Bobcats, the “Bobcats”. I was there when we took the highly thought of Emeka Okafor out of UCONN with the no.2 overall pick. I was there when we took Adam Morrison with the no.3 pick, and on and on. Well, nothing felt like yesterday. We have finally landed a potential All-Star caliber player to this team without trading for it. Even during the Larry Brown’s era, we were never able to bring in a quality player through Free Agency. Gerald Wallace came on an expansion team, Jason Richardson, Captain Jax, and Tyson Chandler all came through trades. This Al Jefferson move is huge! It means that we have the right kind of guys leading the path for us. GM Rich Cho, HC Steve Clifford, Asst. Patrick Ewing, and co. are obviously stamping their marks here. We have the right guys that can convince players like Jefferson to come here. This is definitely the start to a new culture. We are going to be able to convince more players of this caliber in the future to come here with the attitude we are

 

 



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 03:33 AM

Wow, I guess I'm just going to have to disagree with some of you about this.  Jefferson is a 1-2 year band aid that's at best probably going to earn us a first-round exit in the playoffs this year.  Anyone really think he's going to stay in Charlotte after that 2nd year or turn the franchise around even if he does decide to stay?  This upcoming draft is pretty much considered one of the most stacked in history... why the FUG not take a chance on hopefully landing a superstar player?  We've been bad this long, might as well stick it out one more year.  We could have 3 fuging draft picks in the top 13, let's make the most of it and go for broke.

 

Besides, it's not the lottery picks that's led us astray, it's dumbass drafting.  At least we would have some damn good consensus prospects to choose from this year.  And for what it's worth, I still think Harrison Barnes is going to be great in this league... he was the 4th scoring option on that Warriors team and completely killed it in the playoffs as a rookie.

 

Sorry, but I really doubt Jefferson is getting us past the Pacers, the Bulls or the Heat this season or the next.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:40 AM

He's a good player, but certainly not enough for anyone to start throwing around the "p" word. We'll still be picking top-5 again, IMO. Which, in the long run, is probably for the best.

 

That said, the fact that they gave him this kind of money (and an option after year 2) tells me they expect to at least compete for the playoffs in our first year back as the Hornets. Which would be great, but given the history of this franchise I'm not getting my hopes up.

 

I'm a bigger fan of the Zeller pick than most here, but he's going to need a bit to develop IMO. It's entirely possible that, should Jefferson opt out after year 2 we might only then be getting a glimpse of what we have with Zeller.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 08:04 AM

Is anyone else thinking of big Al as an asset at this point?

If the team struggles, he could provide us some draft picks and a young player around the midway point of the season.

I don't think this is the plan, obviously. But maybe the mavs or a contender propose us a deal next season.

13.5 is not too much money to move.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:22 AM

Is anyone else thinking of big Al as an asset at this point?

If the team struggles, he could provide us some draft picks and a young player around the midway point of the season.

I don't think this is the plan, obviously. But maybe the mavs or a contender propose us a deal next season.

13.5 is not too much money to move.

Yes. Or you can move him next off season and package him with the slew of the future picks we have acquired and move back into the top 5 if we fall out of it. Although if we go that course I think MKG would be a more likely candidate.

This signing is great for the Bobcats on several different levels.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:56 AM

Yes. Or you can move him next off season and package him with the slew of the future picks we have acquired and move back into the top 5 if we fall out of it. Although if we go that course I think MKG would be a more likely candidate.

This signing is great for the Bobcats on several different levels.


I agree. I still believe we're going to be a high lottery team next season. I don't think we'd try to move Al, but moving a guy like MKG or even Kemba with a possibly Detroit pick for a Top5 pick is very possible.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:10 AM

I agree. I still believe we're going to be a high lottery team next season. I don't think we'd try to move Al, but moving a guy like MKG or even Kemba with a possibly Detroit pick for a Top5 pick is very possible.


To move into the top 5 next year it would take a godfather offer. MKG and one pick wouldn't do it.

My point is we now have the ability to do it without crippling or mortgaging our future.

For instance, let's say we have the #9 pick next year. IF (and this is still a big if) the top 5 is really as strong as everyone says it will be, we could package MKG, our #9, Detroit's pick, and the Bobcats/Hornets 2015 or 2016 1st round pick

 

Yes that is a lot of picks and a good young player for one pick, but we would probably not even miss a draft if Portland's pick came through in 2015 (or Detroit's depending on what we did and how many picks come through next draft).

 

The good thing about accumulating draft picks is it makes moves like that available to you without preventing you from still having picks every year to build your talent.

But we are pretty much on the same page on this.



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 10:41 AM

To move into the top 5 next year it would take a godfather offer. MKG and one pick wouldn't do it.

My point is we now have the ability to do it without crippling or mortgaging our future.

For instance, let's say we have the #9 pick next year. IF (and this is still a big if) the top 5 is really as strong as everyone says it will be, we could package MKG, our #9, Detroit's pick, and the Bobcats/Hornets 2015 or 2016 1st round pick

Yes that is a lot of picks and a good young player for one pick, but we would probably not even miss a draft if Portland's pick came through in 2015 (or Detroit's depending on what we did and how many picks come through next draft).

The good thing about accumulating draft picks is it makes moves like that available to you without preventing you from still having picks every year to build your talent.

But we are pretty much on the same page on this.


Completely agree. We would have to package multiple future picks with it. If next year draft lives to the hype, it'd be worth it to send future picks bc we shouldn't need any more picks after 2014. Assuming we'd be in the Playoffs.

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Posted 06 July 2013 - 04:40 PM

I'll just throw some stats up from last season for Al Jefferson

 

He ranked 20th in scoring at 17.8 ppg on 15.8 shots. (.494 FG%) He averaged 2.8 FTA per game with a (.770 FT %)

 

He ranked 14th in rebounding at 9.2 rpg. Breaking down rebounding stats he ranked tenth in drpg with 7.2 and 40th in orpg with 2.0.

 

He ranked 9th in double doubles with 37

 

His per was 20.99 and that ranks 16th overall in the NBA, ahead of Dwight Howard by 15 spots. 

 

He ranked 9th in Assist per game for centers at 2.1, with an Ast/TO of 1.56. Ranked 89th in fewest turnovers with 1.3 topg. 

 

He ranked 6th in steals per game for centers at 1.03, 25th overall in blocks per game at 1.14. "15th among centers"

 

He averaged 33.1 MPG which ranks 52nd overall.

 



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Posted 06 July 2013 - 09:01 PM

Al Jefferson signing has way more positives than negatives for this franchise. Even if it is a band-aid for the short time it will only help young guys like Zellar, Biyombo...work ethic, offense..how to attack..the method of the madness.

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Posted 09 July 2013 - 02:58 PM

Rick Bonnell: Kemba Walker on Bobcats adding Al Jefferson: "Was I excited? I almost shed a tear. That's what we need." Twitter @rick_bonnell

 



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 12:31 PM

Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell 9m

Jefferson signing done.

 



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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:33 PM

WORD!!!!

 

 

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#120 Proudiddy

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Posted 10 July 2013 - 02:37 PM

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