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Talk to me how you are feeling about the Hornets now.


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As far as I could tell last season, Center was the biggest need. Just not an adequate big man there to anchor the team. I think I saw where the Hornets traded for a center. Talk to me about where my excitement level should be at this point. 

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Looks like we replaced Cody, biz, and monk

plumlee likely about the same as Cody, maybe better, maybe not

the UConn guard…not totally sold, but we are done with monk, so I say definitely an upgrade

Texas kid may take a yr, but biz was giving us nothing 

 

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I was happy with the 2 guys we picked - for sure the 1st round trade value will depend on the future first pick but as it stands I am pretty happy with Kai Jones' upside.  And the second round trade I absolutely love.  Those put them in a much stronger position in terms of signing free agents like Bis, Zeller, Graham, Rosier also if these rookies are solid.  

Most of all I am happy our first pick is a legit scorer - the Hornets have drafted "potential" scorers for years so it is nice get a strong scorer and 2 athletic guys that can run with Melo to build around him.

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1 hour ago, Zod said:

As far as I could tell last season, Center was the biggest need. Just not an adequate big man there to anchor the team. I think I saw where the Hornets traded for a center. Talk to me about where my excitement level should be at this point. 

They should have your interest. The Hornets have been much more entertaining than the Panthers the last couple of years.

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1 hour ago, Stingray3030 said:

Most of all I am happy our first pick is a legit scorer

Monk was supposed to have been that too. And like Monk, he fell in the draft. That gives me a bit of a pause instead of being super happy with the pick.

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3 minutes ago, jayboogieman said:

Monk was supposed to have been that too. And like Monk, he fell in the draft. That gives me a bit of a pause instead of being super happy with the pick.

That is a pretty apples to oranges comparison to make - Monk was only a jump shooter coming out not really a "scorer" or starting caliber SG.  He had 1 year at Kentucky with alot of "potential" but he wasn't ready to start.  Bouknight is an all-around proven SG and scorer instead of just a streaky shooter.  He is much further along than Monk was at the draft....and hopefully mature enough not to smoke and get suspended every year.

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4 minutes ago, Stingray3030 said:

That is a pretty apples to oranges comparison to make - Monk was only a jump shooter coming out not really a "scorer" or starting caliber SG.  He had 1 year at Kentucky with alot of "potential" but he wasn't ready to start.  Bouknight is an all-around proven SG and scorer instead of just a streaky shooter.  He is much further along than Monk was at the draft....and hopefully mature enough not to smoke and get suspended every year.

They pretty much all smoke. There was something more to that story that never came out I feel.

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5 minutes ago, rippadonn said:

They pretty much all smoke. There was something more to that story that never came out I feel.

Could be - but the fact that suspensions significantly affected Monk's development and haven't happened to Bouknight yet still makes it more likely not to happen.

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Love the picks! Still need a big, and while I'm not a fan of Plumlee the Hornets basically got paid to take on his contract.

Rly excited to see the development of Kai Jones and JT Thor!!

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Perhaps the biggest benefit of this draft is it sets us up with a lot of flexibility. Suddenly, we don’t need to panic about Monk/Rozier/Graham. We landed a lights out scorer who can play the 2 and we can move these guys in trades if we feel we can’t hang onto them etc. 

Grabbing Kai Jones was massive. Once Bouknight fell I knew he had to be the pick. He was just simply the best player on the board. But up until that point, I was all in on Jones just for his potential. He won’t make a big immediate impact but he could absolutely be out starting 4/5 in a couple of seasons. His size and athleticism is unreal. He is 6’11 but runs like a gazelle. He needs to add weight but can run the floor and jump out of the building. 
 

Imo, we landed two future starters in this draft with tons of potential. We added it to an already young and talented core. For the first time, it feels like MJ has a team Charlotte can be proud of for a long time.

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I find it very concerning that Kai Jones couldn’t even get big minutes in college and didn’t produce much.  Guy was a sophomore too not some frosh just out of high school.  Kup saw him extensively so I guess there is something there.  The rest of the picks made sense and the team is definitely deeper after last night.  

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