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  1. 3 hours ago, Trainwreck said:

    I would have to take Porzingis out of those guys. I’m not a fan of him anymore. He was a no show for Dallas in the playoffs and an injury proned. But this team needs a big who can score offensively. 

    The salary gymnastics to get him though aren't worth it. He's got like 3 years left on his deal at $31M, $33M & $36M each of those years.

    Hayward can be moved as a salary match, but Hayward is a better fit and player. Pass on Porzingis imo.

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  2. On 6/15/2021 at 8:29 AM, Scott12345 said:

    Most mocks have us taking yet another guard as bigs seem to be in short supply…I’m starting to think we should use our pick in a trade for somebody



    I'm open to trading the pick. But my guess is that we'd rather use FA or Trade to address the starting center spot anyways. 

    If we keep the pick, there could be some intriguing wing options there to replace Monk in the event we don't re-sign him. Kispert is a guy I really like among others.

  3. 2 hours ago, bLACKpANTHER said:

    I am all for getting a Allstar caliber starting Center by any means (sans Ball/Rozier/Bridges)..

    Terry being an expiring contract at an $18M is probably the main trade chip we have at facilitating a trade for a starting center since there is a level of salary matching you have to do. I'd be interested in knowing how Mitch feels about a Terry extension given the other contracts that are both on the books and coming up.

    Trading Terry may make the most sense....

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  4. So much of the focus with the Panthers trading back was centered around round 1 with potential QB hungry teams. Based on how long the team took to make their pick, they clearly entertained calls, but obviously didn't move back.

    Fitterer said before the draft that they had 16 players on their board with round 1 grades. So I always assumed that if they did trade down in round 1, they were limited in how far they'd be willing to drop. Case and point with the Bears who traded up from 20. Yes, they gave up a future first round pick, BUT if the Panthers felt like they'd be drafting a player with round 2 value at 20 just for a future first, then essentially the future first doesn't give them an extra first, but purely evens out with what they already had.

    Fitterer also said that the second round in this draft was deep. As a run of tackles or defensive players happens early in round 2, I could see a team wanting to jump up and Carolina be willing to oblige understanding that they'd have a good shot to get a round 2 grade from their board later in the second round while accumulating more picks.

    Just a hunch - we shall see.


  5. 5 minutes ago, mrcompletely11 said:

    He will be good.  But will he be night and day different from say someone like Kevin Joseph or Samuel or we could have gotten in the 2nd?  I think the drop off between tiers in corners are not as drastic as lineman.

    I'd actually disagree on this as well. This tackle class is much deeper than Corner imo. Plus given the amount of talent at WR in this division, the margin for error in talent gap we have at CB right now is razor thin. We need the best we can get.

    We all like James Bradberry. He held his own in this division but look at how good he became once he went to a division with less WR talent. His value skyrocketed. We need an elite player at this position and Horn has a chance to be elite.

  6. 44 minutes ago, mrcompletely11 said:

    I've said all along that Teddy wasnt that bad.  He had a crappy oline and no cmac.  I still wish Tepper would have not said anything and we could have just kept him this year as a backup. 

    Crappy O-line and no CMC are valid, BUT he was also the only QB in the league with three 1,000 yd WR's. Still went 0-8 in games where we had the ball with a chance to win at the end.

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  7. 9 minutes ago, LinvilleGorge said:

    Have you ever dealt with a business owner on anything? You don't get rich coming from humble beginnings by quietly sitting back and nodding and saying "okay". That's just not how it works.

    I don't think Tepper would force Fields on them if they don't already really like him, but if they do and they need a little nudging to take him over some OT or CB that's where I'd fully expect a nudge to come in.

    Tepper also doesn't get to where he is without hiring good people and letting them do their jobs. I'm sure Fitterer and Rhule have a pretty clear expectation on what Tepper wants and have a strategy in place based on their own philosophy on how to achieve that goal. 

    As long as Fitterer and Rhule present a clear and valid case as to why the pick is who the pick is or why this trade offer is the best move, I can't imagine Tepper not agreeing to it even if the pick isn't his first choice. 

  8. If Monk is healthy by the 4/16 Brooklyn game, I'd still hold him out until that Knicks game on the 20th. Like you outlined, Brooklyn and Portland are likely losses so bring back a key role player for the NYK game and don't risk reinjury for those games we are outmatched regardless. 

    If we can get Ball/Hayward back by May, that's a win imo. 

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  9. Wannamaker is the caliber of player I assumed Mitch would acquire if he made a deal, I just thought it would be a big man though. Maybe feels Richards or Carey will be able to help lift that position group up before the end of the season.

  10. 17 hours ago, bLACKpANTHER said:

    I think the Turner/Holmes type of deals we are walking away from but the McGee/Whiteside type of deals should still get done.. a 2nd rounder for McGee needs to happen unless someone else comes in and gives something more


    So much for that

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    I actually feel good about this. I never wanted the team to give assets away in what's technically year two of a rebuild. LaMelo, Hayward, Terry's leap and other players improving have shown we are further along than we anticipated after last year ended, but I still think there is value to letting this thing take shape organically.

    Doesn't mean I'm opposed to a move. Think it would be a lower profile one though ie trading for a bench piece instead of an impact starter.


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  12. Just now, Mr. Scot said:

    These definitely aren't big names or huge salaries.

    Damn quick out of the gate though. Pretty much nobody expected that.

    I definitely had zero expectations of big names given it's year 2 of a rebuild. I like the fact that we have moved quickly on getting depth at our biggest position of need (outside of QB). I bet we slow play most other positions.

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