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#1 MichaelNewtonII

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 08:56 PM

http://teamstre.am/190IUty

How Long Will It Take for Charlotte Bobcats to Become a Legit Playoff Contender?

This is a br article but very well written and informed I love how it talks about that fans will not be taken by mediocrity and complacency, and how at best we are going to be an east appetizer for miami or indiana if we end up making the playoffs.
We need to get a high draft pick, hopefully we'll have 2 this year. im sorry i keep restating this but its the truth and needed.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:09 PM

If they try this win now bullshit. 5-7 years. Tank this year good draft. 1-2.



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:12 PM

By doing the opposite of everything you think we should do.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:17 PM

Playoffs this season and will be in the same situation we were last time. The thing is we were really a Playoffs team then with Wallace, Captain Jax, Felton, and Chandler. I cant say the same this season. We'll hold ourselves back 3-5 years.

A high lottery pick next year + FA and we could potentially be a legitimate Playoffs contender next year. If not, 2015 for sure.

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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:44 PM

A "legit" playoff contender on the level of Indiana or Miami? I say 3 years, best case scenario. Worst case...same old Bobcats in a different jersey. 



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Posted 02 January 2014 - 10:58 PM

The Bobcats are in no way a playoff team this year, but sadly, there's only 3 teams in the East with a winning record.  Fortunately for Charlotte, the East has 3 divisions and the Atlantic sucks this year (1st place team is Toronto with a .500 record and the last place team is only 6 games behind).  So, every team in the Atlantic has a realistic chance to make the playoffs and should remain competitive longer.  

 

Looking at the upcoming schedule, the Bobcats should be in lottery position by February.  I'm calling a 6 - 20 record (honestly 6 wins may be a bit optimistic) in Jan. & Feb.  Oh yeah, and the first two games in March are against the Heat and OKC, both away.  Don't see us making the playoffs this year.

 

The Bobcats will end up keeping their pick, acquiring Portland's and hopefully get Detroit's pick.  Recruiting a decent FA may prove more challenging than drafting a quality rookie but there is money available.  With an above-average draft and another FA, there's no reason why Charlotte cannot be a legitimate playoff contender starting next season.  Plus, there will be a noticeably increased home court advantage next year with the change to the Hornets.

 


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Posted 02 January 2014 - 11:18 PM

We need to hit home runs in this draft, hopefully with three picks.



#8 MichaelNewtonII

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:40 AM

Playoffs this season and will be in the same situation we were last time. The thing is we were really a Playoffs team then with Wallace, Captain Jax, Felton, and Chandler. I cant say the same this season. We'll hold ourselves back 3-5 years.

A high lottery pick next year + FA and we could potentially be a legitimate Playoffs contender next year. If not, 2015 for sure.

I been researching 2015 draft players since I dont think MJs dumbass will tank this year, there are some good Centers coming 2015 but we have al so idk who we'd draft were we to suck 2014

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 12:41 AM

We need to hit home runs in this draft, hopefully with three picks.

I hope man!

#10 carolina-chuck

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:11 AM

I been researching 2015 draft players since I dont think MJs dumbass will tank this year, there are some good Centers coming 2015 but we have al so idk who we'd draft were we to suck 2014

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I havent even begin looking at 2015 prospects but it is a good class of Centers led by Okafor and Myles Turner. Even the pathetic Desagna Diop's brother is in that class and projected to be pretty good.

 

It's making me really emo (lol) thinking of having a lottery pick in 2015. I was hoping that this year would be the last year we'd be in the lottery. Guess not. But, I'm still optimistic for this season. I really believe that the "L" will start to pile up soon enough. After the loss tonight, we just got pushed down to the 8th seed. I cant imagine Brooklyn and NYK not making the Playoffs this year. I dont believe we'll make the Playoffs anymore.

 

Right now, we have the 11th worst record in the league. A couple more losses and we'd be getting our pick back (Chicago Top10 protected). Maybe, we could package our 3 potential picks into the top 5-7.

 

I hope that we could potentially be in a position to take Joel Embiid. Even though we have Big Al, Embiid would compliment Al well. Move Al to PF and play Embiid at the 5.

 

Dont really wanna call Zeller a bust atm bc I'm trying to be a "good fan", but the more I think about it the more I believe we should have went with Nerlens Noel. Terrible move by Cho and MJ for knowing that we were going after Al Jefferson and still drafted Zeller.

 

 



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:19 AM

Bobcats/Hornets need to trade Gerald Henderson.  God knows why they signed him an extension in the first place.  He is very awful. 

 

Bobcats need a scoring shooting guard/small forward swing man.  

 

I like Al and some of the pieces we have to work with.  Josh McRoberts is decent but needs to play with more confidence (looking to shoot more).  Kemba Walker has the swagger of an idea guard but he is just too short for this league to be of a good threat.  I am trying to see if he can measure up to Allen Iverson.  

 

MKG (if he wasn't hurt) is not performing because he needs to play in an efficient system.  Right now the system is not very efficient.

 

I like the new signing of Chris Douglas Roberts.  He needs to start over Gerald Henderson.  

 

Seriously get rid of GH and go after some big shot.  

 

If possible at all, trade Kemba too although he is the second best player on the roster.  

 

Find pieces to work with Big Al.  NBA is full of guards.  It shouldn't be hard to find some decent ones.  Should have attempted Eric Bledsoe in the off season.  

 

I am all ears to other people's opinion.  

 



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 04:21 AM

And Cody Zeller is another system player that performing because of a bad system.  I think a lot of fans can do the front office job much better than the current Bobcats executives.  



#13 Keith Moons Liver

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 10:34 AM

Not until we get a legitimate superstar through the draft. So potentially never. 



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Posted 03 January 2014 - 11:31 AM

They are a playoff contender now because the East sucks. Now a Championship contender is a different story. They need more weapons; if they could hit on two of those draft picks next year.

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Posted 03 January 2014 - 01:28 PM

And Cody Zeller is another system player that performing because of a bad system.  I think a lot of fans can do the front office job much better than the current Bobcats executives.  

 

Im telling you. And we're talking about that these FO guys do this for a living. Some of them are bred to do this kind of work. And, paid to do so.

 

I would have already built a legitimate Playoffs contender if I was the one drafting these players.




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