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Kemba Walker On His Future

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this is likely to come down to $$$

if the Hornets come up with the cash, he will stay

dont buy into the chasing championship crap...its all about the benjamins

 

 

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12 hours ago, Proudiddy said:

I have to respectfully disagree man.  I've went back and forth on it, but the last few weeks flipped my perspective on it again...  we have to keep Kemba.  No matter what, he is an asset.  Whether we keep him for the duration of his contract or trade him to a contender of his choice later, he needs to be re-signed.  He is an asset and needs to be retained. 

We're looking at $35-40 million/year to re-sign Kemba. Throw in the next 2 years of Batum's contract, and it's $60 million/year for two guys. Forget adding any meaningful pieces for a while.

As far as trading his contract somewhere down the line, good luck with that.

Beware of the supermax: The NBA has become a club with an overcrowded VIP section

In the end, MJ will make the offer, but he's probably hoping Kemba turns it down.

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If we lose Kemba, I feel we messed up not trading him mid-season.     If we are going to lose him it would be nice to get a sign and trade.

I'm really not sure if we should keep or let him go, right on the fence about it.

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2 hours ago, bull123 said:

this is likely to come down to $$$

if the Hornets come up with the cash, he will stay

dont buy into the chasing championship crap...its all about the benjamins

 

 

To most that's definitely the case, with Kemba... Not likely the case. 

 

Walker explained that he wants the higher-ups in Charlotte to provide him with some talent that can help the team become a legit contender. Until the happens, Walker won't be committing to anyone.

"I'm not sure," Walker told NBA.com when asked if he'd be back with the Hornets. "I have a long time to even start thinking about that stuff. Me and my agent, my family, we will discuss that stuff when the time is right."

 

Kemba wants to win above all else, these are direct quotes from him in his presser. Key word is legit contender, he wants at least a second star in Charlotte before he resigns. 

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After today's Mitch Kupchak press conference, it sure sounds like they're all in on re-signing Kemba.

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3 hours ago, djp14 said:

After today's Mitch Kupchak press conference, it sure sounds like they're all in on re-signing Kemba.

Hey...tankers...

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9 hours ago, Zaximus said:

If we lose Kemba, I feel we messed up not trading him mid-season.     If we are going to lose him it would be nice to get a sign and trade.

I'm really not sure if we should keep or let him go, right on the fence about it.

But that's the flipside to those who think it's smarter to just let him walk at this point...  if we were gonna let him walk, then they should've traded him last offseason or before the deadline during the season...  otherwise, now they'd be letting a valuable asset walk for nothing.  

It's the same crap Gettleman said he would never do, but always did and it set us back years, even when we had success.  He said you don't draft and develop talent to let it walk out the door (but he did, repeatedly).  For those complaining about how dumb our FO is and what losers we are, you can't have any more loser of a move than letting Kemba, a drafted and developed talent, walk for nothing.

They have no choice but to re-sign him if he's willing, from a business perspective...  he is an asset.  He is our best asset.  We have to keep him.

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1 hour ago, Proudiddy said:

But that's the flipside to those who think it's smarter to just let him walk at this point...  if we were gonna let him walk, then they should've traded him last offseason or before the deadline during the season...  otherwise, now they'd be letting a valuable asset walk for nothing.  

It's the same crap Gettleman said he would never do, but always did and it set us back years, even when we had success.  He said you don't draft and develop talent to let it walk out the door (but he did, repeatedly).  For those complaining about how dumb our FO is and what losers we are, you can't have any more loser of a move than letting Kemba, a drafted and developed talent, walk for nothing.

They have no choice but to re-sign him if he's willing, from a business perspective...  he is an asset.  He is our best asset.  We have to keep him.

If it takes trading Bridges, and Monk among other players to get players that Kemba wants on the team for him to resign is it worth it? He's wants to win and be on a legit contender and has said that ball is in Charlotte's hands now. He wants the team to improve the players on the roster, so it isn't a question of making the playoffs but can they make the finals. Only way to do that is use the assests that the team does have to make a trade. 

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1 hour ago, carpanfan96 said:

If it takes trading Bridges, and Monk among other players to get players that Kemba wants on the team for him to resign is it worth it? He's wants to win and be on a legit contender and has said that ball is in Charlotte's hands now. He wants the team to improve the players on the roster, so it isn't a question of making the playoffs but can they make the finals. Only way to do that is use the assests that the team does have to make a trade. 

TBH, I'm prepared to have to move some pieces to improve.  I'd like to keep Bridges and Bacon in particular, but outside of them and Kemba, everyone else is up for grabs, IMO.  The potential move I'm concerned about is trading our pick this year to move Batum.  I'm worried about that one because we need the pick, as we need to keep bringing in young players to develop...  but, we also need to get rid of Batum to improve the roster.  Only thing I can think of doing is using a future first to unload him, but I doubt we get another team to bite on that.  As bad as he sucks, teams are gonna want some immediate compensation.

But in summary, yes, I think that's worth it.  As I mentioned in another post, the alternative route to improve is going in the tank for years, and as mediocre as we've been since we got our franchise back, I just don't know how our fanbase could handle that.

We can retain Kemba is still improve in time to contend in the East before he starts to decline.

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22 minutes ago, RIAnBOW said:

Lip service.

What else are they going to say?

Jordan is the pigeon at the table...

Gotta be Sanjay...repeating the same post over and over and over.  You don’t like Mike...we get it, enough.

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Regardless of how you feel about MJ, the odds of that changing anytime soon are less than zilch.

Flooding this subforum shrieking his name all hours of the day isn't going to change anything.

Take that poo to Facebook with the rest of the mouthbreathers.

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10 hours ago, RIAnBOW said:

Lip service.

What else are they going to say?

At this point, they have no choice but to make him some kind of max offer. There's no doubt the Hornets can (and will) offer him more money than anyone else. 

If Kemba leaves, it'll be because he wants to win. Not because of money. 

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18 minutes ago, RIAnBOW said:

They absolutely have a choice....they can let him walk....

They're on record as saying they didn't trade Kemba because they planned on re-signing him. An intention they reiterated during Kupchak's press conference. 

Let him walk for nothing, without even making a contract offer, and they look like even bigger morons for not trading him. 

The Hornets have painted themselves into a corner. 

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On 4/13/2019 at 11:25 PM, RIAnBOW said:

You cant believe anything those morons say...

DJP is right. Why wouldn't they want to re-sign him? I promise you they are not lying on that one. It's the right move to try to keep him in Charlotte. 

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19 minutes ago, archer4364 said:

DJP is right. Why wouldn't they want to re-sign him? I promise you they are not lying on that one. It's the right move to try to keep him in Charlotte. 

For attendance, for fans? Cause it's not about winning and building a team. They've messed that up already with all the bad contracts on the roster. 

 

The team has 81.6m invested in Batum, MKG, Williams, Zeller and Biyombo. 

 

That's 75% of next seasons salary cap on players you want coming off the bench at best and not playing at all for most of them. There is no point in resigning Kemba with the team constructed as it is. 

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