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#11 Rise of The Hive

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Posted 06 February 2014 - 11:04 PM

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.



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 12:40 AM

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.


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

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:49 AM

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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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:52 AM

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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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:53 AM

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



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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:54 AM

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


This.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:58 AM

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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Posted 07 February 2014 - 01:59 AM

Also Ennis has likely played into the lottery.

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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:03 AM

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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Posted 07 February 2014 - 02:11 AM

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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