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#51 Proudiddy

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:14 PM

None. Just go with who we already have.

 

They've said with this BG rumor and all the other moves that they're committed to winning and getting in the playoffs this season.

 

If this team makes it, we are getting swept as an 8th seed.

A move has to be made.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:17 PM

also, went back and found the second or third JR Smith thread from the offseason after it actually was reported that we were pursuing him...  through the first page, there was only about one reply that leaned towards not getting him.  Most all of them questioned what we would be like defensively, but stated that we would be great offensively...  Almost all favorable and affirmative responses to getting him, and among them was this reply:

 

http://www.carolinah...cats/?p=2275986


At 10 mil, I easily take JR over Hendo. Only Bobcats fans would think that Hendo is worth that money. I just don't know what direction this team is leaning toward with the possible signing of Big Al and now courting JR. You can't tell me that with those two additions we're not going to be a Playoffs team this upcoming season. From thinking that we could have "3" 1st rounders next year to potentially having "none" (Chicago, Top10 protected: TNT).

 



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:43 PM

also, went back and found the second or third JR Smith thread from the offseason after it actually was reported that we were pursuing him...  through the first page, there was only about one reply that leaned towards not getting him.  Most all of them questioned what we would be like defensively, but stated that we would be great offensively...  Almost all favorable and affirmative responses to getting him, and among them was this reply:

 

http://www.carolinah...cats/?p=2275986

 

not at 10 mil tho.

 

and I might've said some things I really didnt mean.


And, to end this discussion, just quit it already. NO to J.R.

The only J.R. I want in Charlotte is already in Charlotte: Jerry Richardson!



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:44 PM

They've said with this BG rumor and all the other moves that they're committed to winning and getting in the playoffs this season.

 

If this team makes it, we are getting swept as an 8th seed.

A move has to be made.

 

With or without JR, we'd still get swept as 7th or 8th seed.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 01:49 PM

We'll have to agree to disagree then chuck.

 

I think most people just don't want to fully invest in the idea of purposely trying to win this year.



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:16 PM

We'll have to agree to disagree then chuck.

 

I think most people just don't want to fully invest in the idea of purposely trying to win this year.

 

I am still on that boat. 

 

This is the last year I wanted to tank. 

 

I felt like this draft was apart of the plan all along.  
 

Seemes like we lost our patience. 



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:19 PM

I am still on that boat. 

 

This is the last year I wanted to tank. 

 

I felt like this draft was apart of the plan all along.  
 

Seemes like we lost our patience. 

To be clear, which boat?  The "let's win this year," or "I don't want to win yet, let's still tank"?



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:23 PM

To be clear, which boat?  The "let's win this year," or "I don't want to win yet, let's still tank"?

 

The boat that wants to tank.  I guess then technically it would be a "tanker"



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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

It's not all about free agency... it's about cap relief. A lot of people aren't aware of this but this is the first year that the Bobcats have gone into the luxury tax... Most small market teams don't like spending money which is why a small market team could easily decide to trade a bad contract or a couple of bad contracts to get some cap relief.

Gordon's contract could also be super helpful to a team that is trying to tank (L.A. Lakers, Chicago, Toronto).

Gordon's contract might be able to pry Boozer from Chicago.


We're above the cap but about $10 mil UNDER the tax line.

And no cancers please, we don't need Smith. Stay the course, hopefully we keep our pick and get Detroit's too (currently 9th).

With the repeater tax looming, teams should be more willing to take on expirings like Gordon. If not, oh well, between he and Sessions that's $18 mil + in space for FA.

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Posted 09 January 2014 - 02:28 PM

I'm on the Tank Now wagon.

 

But, tank or dont tank I do not want J.R. Smith near Charlotte. The man is a flat out idiot.




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