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Bobcats Listed As Potential Suitors for Lance Stephenson

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Soooo....we cut Hendo, move Taylor to a 2, and keep four SFs? Hmmm......

 

Moving Taylor to the two would be the easiest position transition in NBA history, you make it sound like it would be impossible.

 

AT can play the three and four, (which he has this year) which makes him a viable asset to the team (not to mention he is money from three.

 

CDR is just a bench player to fill out the roster, he wouldn't even be active for the games. He's just a body that would come cheap that could also come in and play if someone got hurt. 

 

Not to mention, Stephenson would eat up about 30 minutes a game anyway and there is no doubt that Clifford would want to go big sometimes with a lineup of Walker, Turner, MKG, Monroe, and Jefferson at some point in the game.

 

We currently have two shooting guards... Henderson and Gordon... and four small forwards... MKG, AT, CDR, and Taylor (albeit he is injured).

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Soooo....we cut Hendo, move Taylor to a 2, and keep four SFs? Hmmm......

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.

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I will say, talk is cheap... the Bobcats need to make a move asap because the Nets are surging.

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I will say, talk is cheap... the Bobcats need to make a move asap because the Nets are surging.

This.

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Disagree, Jefferson played the stretch four at times in Utah and can open up space for Monroe with his jump shot.

As for Turner, the link for the proposed trade mentioned a Henderson for Turner swap.

People really underestimate Big Al's jumper.

Because offense would be the issue...

Monroe is basically a young Al, probably his closest comparison. Both have PF size and skill, but in today's small-ball NBA both are more effective at Center.

They're great offensively and could no doubt coexist on that end, but they're similar in another way too... defense is half the game, and we'd be getting none of it with that combo.

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Also Ennis has likely played into the lottery.

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Also Ennis has likely played into the lottery.

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Just going off of CBS's current mock draft and while I agree he should be a lottery pick you could easily just swap the picks for Ennis.

 

Take Ennis with Detroit's pick and take McGary or Hammons with Portland's pick.

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Because offense would be the issue...

Monroe is basically a young Al, probably his closest comparison. Both have PF size and skill, but in today's small-ball NBA both are more effective at Center.

They're great offensively and could no doubt coexist on that end, but they're similar in another way too... defense is half the game, and we'd be getting none of it with that combo.

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Al has adjusted his entire life... he's played with Kevin Love, Paul Millsap, and Perkins, All guys that play a similar game to him but the thing with Big Al is that he is so versatile that he can play in the paint or he can play outside around the free throw line... it doesn't matter. If the Cats need him to stay down low so Monroe can roam around the free throw line there is no doubt that he would.

 

As far as defense, if you have watched any Cats games this year you would know that all the hub-bub about Jefferson's defense was mostly false. The only time Jefferson struggles is when he is matched up against a player that forces him to guard around the free throw line. He held Bogut to six points last night.

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I watch most games...he definitely benefits from the team defense as he himself doesn't offer much. He has admitted as such.

Bogut averages 8. I like the guy and love what he brings to the team, but defense ain't it. You say he's done well being paired with guys like Love and Millsap, but not a one of those teams got out of the first round despite being very strong offensively.

He would be better served working with a PF with some semblance of a defensive game, which is why I thought the Gibson rumors made more sense than the Monroe ones. I'd like to try Biz next to him, but Clifford apparently disagrees.

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I watch most games...he definitely benefits from the team defense as he himself doesn't offer much. He has admitted as such.

Bogut averages 8. I like the guy and love what he brings to the team, but defense ain't it. You say he's done well being paired with guys like Love and Millsap, but not a one of those teams got out of the first round despite being very strong offensively.

He would be better served working with a PF with some semblance of a defensive game, which is why I thought the Gibson rumors made more sense than the Monroe ones. I'd like to try Biz next to him, but Clifford apparently disagrees.

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The NBA is offense over defense... so I have no problem is sacrificing some defense to make our offense better.

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As for the draft, I hope we grab some kind of shooter. Even if we do get Stephenson, he's only solid from three. Assuming we get a pick in the 9-12 range we should have some options:

LaVine (I can dream), Harris, Hood, Young, McDermott...maybe Hairston with the PDX pick.

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The NBA is offense over defense... so I have no problem is sacrificing some defense to make our offense better.

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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