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Eh, I disagree there. Most of the top teams are stronger defensively. Just look at how we trounced the vaunted Splash Brothers and Golden State. Also the lack of success of Al's previous teams... and we're a much better team with MKG in the lineup.

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- I could also point out how we got trounced by Carmelo and the Knicks... because when a team gets hot, it doesn't matter how great your defense is; you won't stop them.

 

- And I agree we are a better defensively with MKG, at one point we were second in defense this year but that doesn't matter if you can't put the ball in the hole (which Walker, Stephenson, Turner, Monroe, and Jefferson can).

 

- I'm not sure what you are trying to say about Al's previous teams (are you insinuating that they were bad because of Al?) because Utah and Minnesota sure aren't doing well without him.

 

- Just for you info, I did some research on Monroe's defensive efficiency stats and they are actually pretty solid (better than McRoberts).

 

The only thing I can see you being concerned about is the spacing between Monroe and Jefferson and like I previously mentioned; Big Al has played with Love, Millsap, Favors, Perkins, etc... and he has always adapted while still maintaining great numbers.

 

I really can't see a great argument against going after Monroe.

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Please read the whole thing.......
(Including the first lines)

And turner plays both 2 and 3. Wouldn't matter how the lineup looks on paper.


Ha...I read that with one eye opened when I woke up in the middle of the night. Probably shouldn't do that.

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Bring him in!

Trade for Monroe and sign Lance in FA.
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Now that is a plan!

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- And I agree we are a better defensively with MKG, at one point we were second in defense this year but that doesn't matter if you can't put the ball in the hole (which Walker, Stephenson, Turner, Monroe, and Jefferson can).

- I'm not sure what you are trying to say about Al's previous teams (are you insinuating that they were bad because of Al?) because Utah and Minnesota sure aren't doing well without him.

- Just for you info, I did some research on Monroe's defensive efficiency stats and they are actually pretty solid (better than McRoberts).

The only thing I can see you being concerned about is the spacing between Monroe and Jefferson and like I previously mentioned; Big Al has played with Love, Millsap, Favors, Perkins, etc... and he has always adapted while still maintaining great numbers.

I really can't see a great argument against going after Monroe.


-I care less about points and more about net points. MKG doesn't score a bunch but he keeps the ball out of the opponent's basket. Melo game was exception, not rule.

-I'm not saying it was Al's fault for his teams' lack of success (well, maybe partially), but the fact is pairing him with another defensively-deficient big hasn't worked in the past. I wouldn't mind Al or Monroe, but both? Eh...

-Monroe typically plays with a strong, defensive big, whether it be Drummond or Smith, so that takes away from his deficiencies a bit. McRoberts isn't great either but he isn't a long- term piece, as Monroe would be.

Again, not concerned with spacing, it's just that I'm more defense-minded whereas you prefer offense (nothing wrong with that).

More news today about Chicago not wanting Gibson's salary (not wanting to pay a potential all-defensive team bonus), not there's a guy I'd like us to pursue.

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-I care less about points and more about net points. MKG doesn't score a bunch but he keeps the ball out of the opponent's basket. Melo game was exception, not rule.

-I'm not saying it was Al's fault for his teams' lack of success (well, maybe partially), but the fact is pairing him with another defensively-deficient big hasn't worked in the past. I wouldn't mind Al or Monroe, but both? Eh...

-Monroe typically plays with a strong, defensive big, whether it be Drummond or Smith, so that takes away from his deficiencies a bit. McRoberts isn't great either but he isn't a long- term piece, as Monroe would be.

Again, not concerned with spacing, it's just that I'm more defense-minded whereas you prefer offense (nothing wrong with that).

More news today about Chicago not wanting Gibson's salary (not wanting to pay a potential all-defensive team bonus), not there's a guy I'd like us to pursue.

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Gibson is another good option, not sure what Chicago would want for him though.

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Trades
Trade Gordon and Biyombo to Detroit for Greg Monroe
Trade Henderson for Turner

Draft
Draft Willie Cauley-Stein with Detroit's pick
Draft Tyler Ennis with Portland's pick

Free Agency
Sign Lance Stephenson
Re-Sign Greg Monroe
Re-Sign Evan Turner
Re-Sign Anthony Tolliver (small contract)
Re-Sign Chris Douglas-Roberts (small contract)
Re-Sign Jannero Pargo (small contract)

2014-15 Hornets
PG: Kemba Walker, Tyler Ennis, Jannero Pargo
SG: Lance Stephenson, Jeff Taylor
SF: Evan Turner, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Anthony Tolliver, Chris Douglas-Roberts
PF: Greg Monroe, Josh McRoberts, Cody Zeller
C: Al Jefferso, Willie Cauley-Stein, Brendan Haywood

This scenario requires MJ spending up to the tax but in my opinion, that could be a top three team in the east when it's all said and done.

If somehow Charlotte could get this done they would have around 33 million dollars to sign Stephenson, re-sign Turner, and re-sign Monroe before going over the tax.


Forget Turner & your draft picks suck. Try again

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Kemba Walker
Lance Stephenson
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist
Cody Zeller
Al Jefferson

1st rd pick(s)
Gerald Henderson
Bismack Biyombo
Ramon Sessions
Jeffrey Taylor
Anthony Tolliver


.... probably the best Charlotte NBA team ever

 

I don't think Zeller is suited to start, neither is McRoberts although both can be valuable role players.  I think we need to address the PF spot.   We really need a guy with a mean streak at that spot that can finish in the paint and can knock down set shots at the top of the key.   McRoberts is left open all day long at the top of the 3 point line and can't make defenses pay.

 

From what I've observed of the team this season, it seems that our back court is our strength.  I can already start to see the weight room pay off for MKG.  GH is one of the most athletic guys in the league.  Ramon Sessions can run this team just as good as Kemba (just differently stylistically), and he's great at getting to the line.  Kemba has my vote for the quickest ball handler in the league.  He can get by anyone.  

 

So even though I feel there's an allure to make an offer to Stevenson, I think we could utilize our money better somewhere else by investing into the front court.

 

Zeller is in great shape, does a great job running the floor, wants to do well, and gives very high effort.  He's a decent at rebounding, can knock down the mid-ranger if he's open, he's a great passer, and plays unselfishly.  His problems:  he moves stiffly, panics a bit if he's pressed defensively.  Fundamentally he needs some help (i.e If he grabs an offensive board he doesn't put the ball straight back up, he'll bring the ball down to his abdomen first.)   He doesn't have an expansive arsenal of post moves, and he doesn't play with a nasty streak.

 

So good player, but he can get punked by an experienced front court, and puts up inconsistent numbers.

 

I love Zeller as depth until he develops further, but we need someone that can take some pressure off of Big Al and can also score in the post.

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People really underestimate Big Al's jumper.


Didnt he beat Larry Bird in a 3 point shooting thing while in Boston?

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