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Is there any better position to be in than picking directly after the Charlotte Hornets? If I’m a GM and the Hornets have the pick ahead of me, I’m feeling pretty good.

Let’s take a look:

2019: pick 12 PJ Washington, pick 13 Tyler Herro

The jury is still out on this one, but I’d rather have Herro based on last season alone.

2018: pick 11 SGA swapped for pick 12 Miles Bridges, pick 14 Michael Porter Jr.

Lol, would much rather have SGA or Porter Jr. A lot on this board wanted either of those guys. Bridges should at least be a role player though...whether we ever get a star and actually need role players is another question.
 

2017: pick 11 Malik Monk, pick 12 Luke Kennard, pick 13 Donovan Mitchell

Ouch. A lot here wanted Donovan Mitchell. Huddle should handle drafting.

 

2016: Traded pick 22 for Marco Belinelli, who played one season for us and scored 10 ppg. Pick 27 Pascal Siakam.

Lol. Plenty of good role players followed like Furkan Korkmaz and Dejounte Murray. And of course, Siakam. Wouldn’t be a Hornets draft without narrowly missing a star player, even when picking 22.

 

2015: pick 9 Frank Kaminsky, pick 10 Justise Winslow, pick 11 Myles Turner, pick 13 Devin Booker

While Winslow and Turner are not superstars, they have certainly been better than Kaminsky. And of course Booker. A lot of Hornets fans wanted Booker or Winslow. Heck we could have even drafted Rozier and saved a few years.


2014: pick 9 Noah Vonleh, followed by Elfrid Payton, Doug McDermott, Dario Saric, Zach Lavine, TJ Warren, Jusuf Nurkic

Some of these guys may not be stars, but all we had to do was pick literally ANYBODY except Vonleh here. Oh but this draft continues.

2014: pick 24 Shabazz Napier swapped for pick 26 PJ Hairston, pick 25 Clint Capela, pick 27 Bogdan Bogdanovic

Lol we have to be the absolute worst drafting franchise of all time. These aren’t cases of “we missed some random foreign star that came like 10 picks later” These are all cases of there being players available at our pick, who were picked right after (and sometimes that we even traded away) who we were actually scouting and considering and us choosing the wrong guy literally every single time.

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This makes me emo as heck. But, I will say that I trust Mitch in getting this team in the right direction. Mitch was getting a lot of the heat in LA but since being here, he has made some very good decisions. I’m a big fan of Miles Bridges but I did want MPJ at the time. It was going to be a difficult decision to take MPJ bc of the injury. I don’t care too much for Shai Gilgeous. Would’ve loved Herro but PJ Washington is going to be a problem in the NBA. Herro was able to showcase his ability in the Playoffs by being surrounded by a much better team. A lot of our problems in the past was that Jordan was getting involved way too much. I think that Jordan has finally found someone he trust to make the tough decisions now to where he can just sit back and watch. But the biggest problem was that we had this idiot named Rich Cho who seriously believed that he could based off drafting players from a stupid system he created. 

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31 minutes ago, bull123 said:

The one we really blew it on was monk instead of Mitchell 

Countless times we blew poo if we're honest. I wanted DeAndre Jordan over Alexis Ajinca. Yeah, I remember that vividly. 

I wanted Beal over MKG. Just a few off the top of my head. 

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This franchise has drafted like crap since the Bob Bass era and even he traded Kobe for Divac lol

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IDK, I think we’ve done pretty well drafting lately. Devonte Graham was a nice second round steal. PJ a Washington is a really good player and Bridges has a lot of potential still. I know many want to write off Monk but don’t forget he is only 22 still. 

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On 11/12/2020 at 10:11 AM, TikTOK said:

This makes me emo as heck. But, I will say that I trust Mitch in getting this team in the right direction. Mitch was getting a lot of the heat in LA but since being here, he has made some very good decisions. I’m a big fan of Miles Bridges but I did want MPJ at the time. It was going to be a difficult decision to take MPJ bc of the injury. I don’t care too much for Shai Gilgeous. Would’ve loved Herro but PJ Washington is going to be a problem in the NBA. Herro was able to showcase his ability in the Playoffs by being surrounded by a much better team. A lot of our problems in the past was that Jordan was getting involved way too much. I think that Jordan has finally found someone he trust to make the tough decisions now to where he can just sit back and watch. But the biggest problem was that we had this idiot named Rich Cho who seriously believed that he could based off drafting players from a stupid system he created. 

Chucks bball takes are top notch. I wanted MPJ simply for the chance at him becoming a superstar, it was worth the risk at that point. They still had nothing to lose, this team must draft stars, its the only way to get them here currently. 

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How's Myck Kabango doing you fuging dolt.

 

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5 hours ago, Basbear said:

Chucks bball takes are top notch. I wanted MPJ simply for the chance at him becoming a superstar, it was worth the risk at that point. They still had nothing to lose, this team must draft stars, its the only way to get them here currently. 

Charles Barkley?

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