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How Do We Feel About Our 4 New Rookies?

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Lamelo Ball

Vernon Carey

 Grant Filler

Nick Richards

2 guards, 2 bigs 

Let's talk about our newest additions 

 

 

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Can’t wait to see Lamelo throw lobs to Miles, Monk and PJ. You never know what will happens next year if we are in a position to take Cade Cunningham. You don’t pass him up just because you have Lamelo now. If he bulks up, I can see him being a point forward. I love the Richards pick. Wanted him before the draft and we got him. Carey is growing on me some. He has a NBA ready body. Rillard could really be a VanVleet or Jameer Nelson type of players for us. 

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Ball - if he doesn't learn to shoot then we overpaid

Carey - Duke players have about an 8% success rate in the NBA to become starters, so as much as I like him on paper I am not confident.  I feel like we reached because we needed size.

Riller - very undersized scoring guard, but could be a good bench player....maybe he can develop into a legit PG, but then he is blocked by Ball and Graham.  Not a bad value where we got him

Richards - again I like the value - could be a very nice backup center....and potential to develop into a starter.  I will take him over Bizmack all day long

 

Overall I like our value later much more than Ball and Carey - would rather have gotten Okongwu and picked up a shooter with our 2nd pick.

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Love the guards.. Hate the Centers.

Carey is a top 3 pick in 2008.. The league is different, there is little use for a defensively plodding traditional center. RIchards is a ton more athletic, hopefully they are onto something here, there was better value available.  

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Lamelo Ball- had to be the pick. Not liking his athletic profile at all and the fact his shoot needs loads of work. It is what it is.... 

Vernon Carey- Fills a need, young, and reminds me of Cousins some. Top 5 HS blue chip and went to a school that doesnt know how to develop bigs. Does Chris Collins still train the bigs at duke? what a joke

 Grant Filler- already has some pro skills. Weak draft and you can not expect much form the 56 pick in it. 

Nick Richards- Filled a need and light finally came on. Best SEC big and was tearing up before kung flu hit.

 

Think about this- add these rookies to roster and only Rozier and Buttam are the only non-drafted Hornets. Mitch has built this team form the draft, props. 

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3 hours ago, trueblue said:

Love the guards.. Hate the Centers.

Carey is a top 3 pick in 2008.. The league is different, there is little use for a defensively plodding traditional center. RIchards is a ton more athletic, hopefully they are onto something here, there was better value available.  

Carey played heavy at Duke because k wanted him to. He's dropped 30 pounds so I'm excited about seeing him play lighter in the pros!!

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On 11/19/2020 at 10:44 PM, Daddy_Uncle said:

Lamelo Ball

Vernon Carey

 Grant Filler

Nick Richards

2 guards, 2 bigs 

Let's talk about our newest additions 

 

 

I’m stoked. Went even better than I expected on draft night

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Don't sleep on the kid! The #2 Charlotte jersey is legend but Im almost sure Ball has that "it" that LJ had and maybe even more.

The kid was exiled until he could play his way back to the great ol' USA. That took maturity and toughness to get through that. I think that adversity and high expectations have made him a potentially elite NBA rookie.

Reminds me so much of the young Kobe we foolishly traded away.

If Riller pans out you've got a perineal 6th man, baller, 4yr guy, rare.

Carey is that enforcer you need. He'll get NBA strong, not that he wasn't already a man among boys. Good pick.

Richards, another blue chip big. I think the bigs are there for playoff runs, similar to the Bulls three headed center back with MJ.

Hornets are NOW headed in the right direction. IF Lamelo is what I think he is, this Hornets team is playoff bound for the long run.

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