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WOW!!    2,571

It's not valid or smart to have your hopes and future depending on a lottery wheel. I'm sorry we've been on that ride already and it was a big heartbreak every time.

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What?

Hornets moved away you loser.

Yeah, about 3 years after Shinn dumped the roster in a 10-year old girl hissy fit and ruined the OG Hornets forever.

Which was conveniently around the time Kobe/Shaq/Phil paired up in LA & MJ was exiting the league.

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7-59 got us MKG...

I love MKG & he's a solid player, but he wasn't worth it.

NFL = build thru draft

MLB = build thru farm system

NBA = build thru free agency

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IamSoClutch    774

If we keep Detroit pick I'm hoping fit Greg Monroe in free agency and the sg from Michigan st Gary Harris.

I think that would be a very competitive young team

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Rags    2,021

So uh

 

what happened to the free agency and our two first round picks?

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yosemiteben    71

"It was stupid for us to sign Al Jefferson.  What we should have done was tank so we could draft a player that in three or four years might be productive enough to be a poor man's Al Jefferson." - OP logic

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thatlookseasy    607

What many of the tankers wanted would have meant no Big Al. With our team we would probably be around the 6-9 picks without Big Al. So I guess the question would be, would you trade the 6-9 pick for Al Jefferson and playoff this year?

Now don't say Wiggins, Parke, blah blah bc we wouldn't have been that bad to get them. Most likely we "traded" Noah Vonleh for Al Jefferson and playoffs. 

 

I think we made a good decision. 

 

This is the truth, there are just too many teams tanking this year.  We werent going to be bad enough to tank, because you dont tank for a low lottery pick.  If we really wanted to tank, we would had to cut/ trade Kemba, not sign Big Al, and not hired Clifford. 

 

Instead, we have a legit .500 team going into next season with playoff experience.  We still have a bunch of young players as part of our core rotation, and we have a lottery pick coming this year or next year from Detroit. 

 

You cant just tank indefinitely, at some point you have to win games or else your young players develop poor habits and a bad mindset.  Players have to learn how to win games at some point, or else they start going through the motions and just gunning for their own stats.  Teams like Sacramento, Cleveland, and Minnesota have failed to develop promising young players because they have failed to develop a winning culture.

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This is the best case scenario for us- to be mediocre in a historically awful conference. We aren't going to get lucky and draft some superstar who turns us into a contender, and we aren't going to build a real winner through free agency. Accept what we are- a 1st round punching bag- and be content with it. Only a small handful of franchises can legitimately hope to win a title, and we will never be among that group. 

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bLACKpANTHER    3,400

This is the best case scenario for us- to be mediocre in a historically awful conference. We aren't going to get lucky and draft some superstar who turns us into a contender, and we aren't going to build a real winner through free agency. Accept what we are- a 1st round punching bag- and be content with it. Only a small handful of franchises can legitimately hope to win a title, and we will never be among that group.

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JJman    1,299

This is the best case scenario for us- to be mediocre in a historically awful conference. We aren't going to get lucky and draft some superstar who turns us into a contender, and we aren't going to build a real winner through free agency. Accept what we are- a 1st round punching bag- and be content with it. Only a small handful of franchises can legitimately hope to win a title, and we will never be among that group.

If you think the only way to build a contender is through top draft picks you are horribly mistaken.

Look at the pacers. Roy Hibbert and Paul George are the two main pieces to the team currently in 1st place in the East. Roy Hibbert went 17th overall and George went 10th. Neither are superstars, but they are leading a championship contending team. How about George Hill? He was a 26th overall pick who they acquired through a trade. Lance Stephonson was a 2nd round pick.

How about the Spurs? Yes, Duncan was a 1st overall pick. However, Ginobili was a 2nd rounder, Parker went 28th overall, and Kawhi Leonard went 15th.

The thunder are the only team to build a team through top tier picks and they have yet to win a championship. Trust me, we are better off building a competitive team then just waiting around until we get lucky on the lottery and a superstar happens to be declaring for the draft that year.

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Jackofalltrades    9,325

With Al on board and others emerging, primarily Kemba, you'd have to think Charlotte is or will become a viable landing spot for some good FA talent.

I'd love to sign another piece in time to re-build the Hornets brand.

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