hendo free agent destinations
skip to the bottom if you dont want to read my told you so's .
well hendo may have played his way in between 11-14 mil range .im 70 percent sure that the bobcats will retain him.i strongly feel bobcat fans seriously underrated hendo very bad and don't deserve his services. ya'll can add hendo to the list of players who the bobcats lost due to carelessness. of course some may feel that 11 mil is too much but this coming from the same ppl i spent trying to convince marshon brooks isn't a starting nba calibur player and a long list of other things. i could make a arguement about me being right but why beat a dead horse again ,again, and again...by the way did i tell you that i like beating dead horses lol .
i kept stating in the beginning of the year that the draft wasn't the answer especially when we have about 4 lottery players still in development and 2-3 other young players included. yeah we might find a good player but not the franchise savior everyone is looking for . i been stating that the draft is playing the odds . there are about 10-12 superstars in the league in the past 10 years . thats roughly around 10 players out of 140 give or take lottery picks? all it takes is one player to change an nba franchise and there are some capable players thru free agency or trading.the ncaa tourney put everything in perspective how this class isn't anything to look forward to and now alot of ppl are talking about year 14 draft....and im like bobcats fans just don't get it.
im not a draft basher because thats how teams are created but if we have like the youngest team in the nba ,why is drafting still the topic. i would look towards the draft more if i was an grizz,dallas,celtic, or lakers fan .
hendo has had an remarkable past 2 months for a basic "utility man" or "6th man" for a playoff team. at this point he's showcasing his value for about 15 teams need of a sg.free agency is an bidding war and thats how teams end up with bad player contracts ,but thats not the case for hendo... so these are my top 10 hendo destinations.
10. kings.they have needs at sg, sf, and pf. they have like the 6th worst record , which i don't think puts them in place for mclemore . isiah looks like an starting nba point so i didnt put pg. evans may be gone at sf ,salmons is a role player,and thorton is an jamal crawford type 6th man.kings let robinson go so i dont think their in the mold to develop.
9. bucks.needs sg,and sf. jennings is going to the highest bidder plus he's publicly stated that he doesn't want to be w the bucks. ellis has 1 yr left so i think they could move him to point and put an traditional sg next to him. i dont think they will re-sign redick but if he does, he will not start. ellis and redick in the backcourt would mean trouble . bucks have a ton of cap and always on the cusps of the playoffs,so hendo would make sense especially when he's burnt them in the past .
8. mavericks. needs everything(if they trade marion) but a pf. mayo has an player option but like all athletes he may think his value is more than his talent. mayo started the season looking like a top 10 sg but he's fell off the globe since ( trust me i have him on my fantasy team).dallas have like 6 players with one yr contracts and mark cuban is known to be unconventional so hendo would make sense.
7.memphis. needs sg and sf. the grizz have an old starting line-up. t-allen is a free agent and its funny i remember ppl use to say that hendo was an younger t-allen, wow were they wrong.the grizz been shedding cap and i think randolph may be next because he's been in rumors plus they traded gay for davis meaning davis may be in place for the future.
6.pacers. needs sg. george is an natural sf ,so granger is expendable and damaged goods. west is older but he's having a great year and i think he might command an hefty 2-3 yr contract but tyler been playing like an beast so i think west may also be expendable. lance stephenson is good role player at best . george isn't really a scorer but an great all around player who would fit nice next to hendo.
5.76ers. needs sg. hawes been playing like an all-star since his min has increased so i dont think they will sign bynum back and that money can go elsewhere. the 76ers starting 2 is wilkins ....enough said . young has fell out of the rotation , and turner is more of an 6'7 lamar odom type player who likes to get others envovled . hendo would be their go to scorer and he would feed off three good distributers(jru,evans and hawes).
4.pistons. needs sg,sf. rodney stuckey experiment failed bad and i guess its easy to look good in the mist of great players(playing w champion team).the pistons was one of the teams considering to trade for hendo at the deadline and they will have a ton of cap ,so it makes sense.
3.hawks. needs sg ,sf. dahntey and deshawn been their starting 2 guards. lou williams is a great 6th man player but not your conventional starter. korver is a great spacer but his defense keeps him off the floor at times .the hawks are one player away from being an real playoff threat. atl have a bunch of contracts coming off whether smith comes back or not i think hendo is a no brainer.
2.jazz. needs pg,sg. the jazz have milsap and jefferson coming off the books leaving them with billions of dollars to spend. the jazz spent recent draft picks and free agent signings on acquiring a sg and been unsuccessful. hayward plays sg but is a natural sf . hendo would fit perfect with the jazz.
1. t-wolves. needs sg. t-wolves aggressively pursued batum and desperately signed b-roy and his greg oden knees. the wolves been playing hard all-season despite being the most injured riddled team in the nba. if hendo can find his shot with kemba , just imagine the possibilities with rubio, can u say 25 pts a game ,shoot maybe even 30(do anybody remember how jerry stackhouse busted on the scene,could be something similar) . i figured the t-wolves with love coming back with no true 2nd option and a real pg , that this is the best place for hendo.
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