I think we should trade him if he hasn't shown any interest in re-signing next year. In fact I wouldn't mind trading him for a first round pick if that's our best offer and it's near the deadline, I just want to get something for him. This all changes if he has shown interest in staying here, at a reasonable price of course. This next draft might not be star-laden but I think it's going to be deep, and we could use the extra pick we get (or maybe it would be the only first round pick we have, depending on how the rest of the season goes) to get a true SG. Unless it's a multiple team deal, I don't see us getting good value in terms of a player for Felton and I would rather get a draft pick than trade him for expirings/keep him and let him walk.
Im all for making a smart trade for Felton but damn? A lot act as if hes a bust or just trash , no respect for him at all. The kid has value more than most think on hear . After you guys finish blaming Felton for a ever thing . Whos next?????
First it was hang nail Rush that made us loose, then Boggans, on to Premo, To JAKE , to May , and Morrison and now its Felton on the SHIT LIST,Whos next Bell DJ , Diaw , Mek Crash . Some times this list changes from game to game at Bobcatsplanet.
As for me i prefer to let L Brown make those desisions for a couple years and let him decide who should play. I truely think thats our best chances to get to the playoffs.
If he wants to beanch Felton now ill go along with it . But i don't think hes going to start DJ til Brown thinks DJ is ready . Clearly Brown thinks Felton is the better choice right now ,or he would have all ready made the switch.
I would think that we are going to hold onto him until the deadline, unless there is a no brainer type deal that pops up. Once teams get a sense of urgency they will be willing to give up more for Felton. Portland for example may be willing to part with one of their swingmen if they view Felton as the final piece to there title run puzzle, but for now I think we are stuck with him. I would be willing to give him up for a slightly less talented two guard if we got a reasonable pick out of the deal.
yeah LB: dont use him as SG please!
although he hasnt got a great shot i like his leadership late in the game
although he isnt the bobcats starting PG of the next decade (DJ is!), there is no doubt that Felton deserves to be a starter on another team- he has the skills to be a great player in another system
I almost think the Lakers are the best chance to take on Felton....
Because who ever traded for him now would have Bird rights?
Whoever commented about Felton's D is being a little facetious. One of the things he has done well this year is defend. He has had problems with some guys...Gordon, Crawford...but they were hitting everything contested. Against others like Devin Harris he did an outstanding job.
His defensive play vs. DJ's is night and day...and that's probably why DJ isn't starting yet and why Felton gets all the burn.
As I referenced in the Ammo thread supposedly we're shopping both him and Felton, and probably why Singletary was 1) traded for and 2) why he's been getting some PT lately. I'd be surprised that LB would be content to go with just those guys, but because of the circumstances I guess I won't be shocked.
Maybe that's why LB has been letting Felton shoot so much, in the hopes he'll string a couple of good games together and get some GM salivating?
I think he has an option for next year...right?