Ok... we got rid of Gerald, Nazr, UPS, etc...
MJ is clearing cap room for something big, it would seem... but I pose this question to my fellow Charlotte fans : Do you really think a big name FA like Chris Paul or Dwight Howard would even entertain the thought of coming to play in Charlotte?
I don't think they would. MAYBE CP3 because of his Winston-Salem roots, but still, I doubt it.
OK... so we don't get the big name guys this offseason.
Well... all I'm seeing from those threads is...
Nothing addressing either players I mentioned. Unless you mean things posted over a month ago.
They might come here, and this is how i would try: Put them and their agents on a conference call at the same time with MJ and lay it out.
1) The Heat have proven that you need a Point guard and a Center to be dominant. Dwight has never had a dominant PG and CP3 has never had a dominant C.
2) Lets get them to agree to sign together (at what might be the only team with big cap space this off season after everyone else blew their load trying to get the names last year) to 4 year max $$ deals, 4th year is player option, 3rd year is team option that we will let them tell us if they are happy here before we exercise it.
3) They are both 25 right now so we would only be locking them into 2 years, so at 27 they COULD be back on the market.
4) Have Team Jordan contact their agents and clarify that they are looking for a new ad campaign on size and speed, and if they happened to be on a team together it would go along way towards getting them a nice FAT Nike contract.
CP3 would IMO...he was here for the Playoff games and lives here anyway.
ALSO, the new NBA-CBA agreement may not allow CP3 or Dwight to have many options. I think the CBA may put a hard cap on teams so they probably won't be able to join teams like NY or LAL because they are so far over the cap already. We are in a great position to get CP3, especially if our draft picks suceed next year.
I think the team is looking for young players who are either still on their rookie deals or perhaps on a corey brewerish contract. They'll hope to resign them. Plus, the lockout. Yup.
Chris has been in the plans for a looooooong time. Ever since MJ took over.
Dwight would be nice, since Melo didn't work (God knows MJ tried for that), but they can at least get CP3. I think he'd require that Hendo and TT be here for the Alley's, though.
CP3/Hendo/?/TT/Dwight is stacked. You could put Matt Carroll at the three and it'd still be a top-4 team.