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#3106395 Hornets vs. Trail Blazers Game Thread

Posted by pantherfan49 on 26 November 2014 - 10:36 PM

The following players not on rookie deals have tradable contracts: Big Al, LS, Gary Neal, Brian Roberts, and possibly MW only because of contract length.

The following players are absolutely untradeable without taking on equally bad contracts: Kemba and Hendo.

There you have it. The Hornets need to upgrade both of the backcourt positions with a better shooter at SG and a real PG and transition MW out in favor of Zeller.

#3102413 Hornets vs. Heat Game Thread

Posted by pantherfan49 on 23 November 2014 - 08:51 PM

I hate that it took until Kemba got that extension before people critically looked at his play. He's the same player this year that he has been in prior years.

#3100660 Kemba

Posted by pantherfan49 on 22 November 2014 - 08:30 AM

It seems like he's figured it out as far as Biz and Max, but thats the only thing he has seemed to figure out as far as rotations go thus far. Very frustrating...



I'm a big believer in Hollinger's PER rankings.  Knock the methodology some for overemphasizing certain characteristics over others, but I think the general indicators are pretty good.  


These numbers should speak for themselves:


Bismack Biyombo, C 21.9
Al Jefferson, C 21.3
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 19.3
Noah Vonleh, PF 16.9
Gary Neal, SG 16
Kemba Walker, PG 15.2
Cody Zeller, C 12.4
Brian Roberts, PG 12
Jannero Pargo, PG 11.9
P.J. Hairston, SG 11
Lance Stephenson, SG 11
Marvin Williams, PF 9.3
Gerald Henderson, SG 8.8
Jason Maxiell, PF 6.1
Throw out Vonleh and Pargo's numbers because the critical mass of stats aren't there.  
Marvin and Gerald are turrible.  More Biz.  More Gary Neal.  Please come back MKG.  MW, GH, and Maxiell shouldn't see the court.  

#3100625 Kemba

Posted by pantherfan49 on 22 November 2014 - 06:38 AM

Kemba is around 10-12 on talent alone. He's a terrible decision maker, though. This hero ball in the 4th has got to go. He's not MJ and this isn't UConn. Just feed the big guy, it's not that hard.

Terrible decision maker he is and that's a disaster at the PG position. Your PG needs the highest basketball IQ on the team.

#3087572 Another "suck it" game to Kemba haters...

Posted by pantherfan49 on 15 November 2014 - 06:53 AM

He shot the ball well.  But he didn't dish it well.  


Hornets scored 103.  Kemba had 4 assists.  The offensive ball movement still has to go through someone besides your point guard.  That's never good.


And FWIW, Kemba's guy beat Kemba.  Bledsoe was +6 on the game, Kemba -2.  


Even when the Kemba apologists think they have it, they don't.

#3084093 Damien Trillard show up Walker

Posted by pantherfan49 on 12 November 2014 - 01:35 PM

Guys, just as soon as we surround Kemba with some other players like PJ, Marvin Williams, Lance Stephenson, and an improving Gary Neal, his numbers will go up.



--- Summer, 2014

#3083494 Damien Trillard show up Walker

Posted by pantherfan49 on 12 November 2014 - 06:03 AM

16 assists for the hornets. Kemba with another of his usual performances shooting under 40%, getting torched by his man, and dishing out 3 whole assists.

Well guys, that's three really bad contracts on the team now. But this one is on the books quite a bit longer.

#3052077 Kemba and Hornets agree to 4 years/$48 million extension

Posted by pantherfan49 on 28 October 2014 - 08:10 PM

To give everyone some perspective on how bad this is... look at Steph Curry's deal.  It's 4 years, 44 mil.  


It's the exact same deal that Lowry got and Lowry is a substantially better player.

#3001065 Who would you pick?

Posted by pantherfan49 on 05 October 2014 - 05:04 PM

If you are going for longevity, go with a Hendo jersey. He's basically untradeable and here for the long term.

#2977151 Tony Stewart Cleared of Charges by Ontario County Grand Jury

Posted by pantherfan49 on 25 September 2014 - 12:06 AM

I also wouldn't be surprised if we now see a civil suit.

Yep. The family is talking about "doing the right thing for Kevin." Which apparently means suing someone for their son's idiocy.

#2976093 Grantland.com article about Walker extension/options

Posted by pantherfan49 on 24 September 2014 - 10:26 AM

My concern is the overpay for Kemba.


Look at the article... other GMs are quick to point out his deficiencies.  I'm hopeful that with Cliff doing the same that the Hornets realize that they either need to pay Kemba his market value or let him walk.  If you overpay, you end up with Hendo on your roster and you can't move them.

#2975254 Grantland.com article about Walker extension/options

Posted by pantherfan49 on 23 September 2014 - 05:22 PM

Should have drafted a PG in the first instead of another SG. Kemba has a lot of positives but his negatives put the ceiling for this team around 50 wins. Another PG on the roster would have either hurt his negotiating position or shown the hornets they can do better and allow kemba to walk.

#2974540 Hornets sign three free agents for training camp

Posted by pantherfan49 on 23 September 2014 - 08:17 AM

Holy hell had no idea nazr was still playing.


Posted by pantherfan49 on 22 September 2014 - 07:57 AM

Saw this on another board but to his credit he has made it easy for those that purchased his old jersey to easily modify it to make it his new jersey.

All three of them

#2922216 Why Hornets should make move for Jeff Green article

Posted by pantherfan49 on 02 September 2014 - 07:42 PM

I would do a first and PJ in a heartbeat.