I really agree with everything you said.
I can;t stand the negativity I see surrounding this franchise. Whether it's about the name, the players, MJ, the coach....it's been rough. But when I look at what we have, I think we're in a much better position than alot of teams in the league. Sure we just had the worst season ever. It was TERRIBLE. I can't really blame people for making fun of the team and all that, but at the same time I defend the team.
Kemba and Bismack are two great starting points. They didn't do a whole lot last year but showed flashes. Kemba will be alot better this year. I truly believe he will be our starting PG for the next decade. Bismack is the anchor for this team for the next decade. I don't care if we trade the #2 pick for an all star on draft night....Bismack will still be the guy who I think will be the reason this team becomes successful. He has the fire and work ethic that the great ones have. Will he be a great? I think so. He's at least gonna be a truly solid starter. He's the anchor.
Henderson can't be forgotten either. He was the only guy who scored 30+ points in a game for us last year. I think he's a for sure starter here. Unless we get some in the likes of James Harden, Eric Gordon, etc. the starting SG position belongs to Hendo.
We will add another great piece this year in the draft. I want Robinson. I think he fits great next to Bismack. He also has the super star potential we don't currently have on this team. If we draft MKG or Beal I'm cool with that too. Im a FLA fan so I am a big fan of Beal but don't really see a reason to draft him over ThoR or MKG. MKG is gonna be a really good player too. Star? That remains to be seen. He will be a career starter...probably make quite a few All NBA Defense Teams. Do we want another non shooter on our starting lineup tho? I don't think so. That's why I come to ThoR. He's great all around. Rebounding was a HUGE problem last year...Thomas excels at it(playing a position we NEED a starter at). He also shoot well, has good post work, and is a leader with passion. I love him and everything he's about.
Our other smaller pieces like Mullens look good too. Can't wait to see how he improves.
Cap space will also allow for FA signings. This summer my targets would be Dragic or Lou Williams and Jeff Green. Kemba would remain starter over Dragic/Lou and they could play a huge spark-off-the-bench role we need. Jeff Green is only 25 and is a building piece. I feel very comfortable having him as a starter on this team as long as he's healthy.
And next summer's FA should be very interesting too. Curry is coming. Don't see how he doesn't honestly. I really think he's coming here. If he doesn't...we're still good. Keep drafting well, sign smaller pieces and develop our talents.
We're good, Charlotte.