I took this from a February 25th 2012 article Rick did in the Observer. I can't link it anymore because they took it down, but whenever we debate about these prospects every year we have to keep this in mind as long as we have Rich Cho:
"Cho: I talk about the four C's as a guideline (for what you want): Guys who compete, guys with character, guys who have consistency and guys who cover (play both ends of the floor).
And then there are four S's (that you don't want). Maybe you can have one of these, but: Guys who are slow, guys who are soft, guys who are stupid or guys who are selfish."
That damn sure doesn't say Bennett. Zeller and Oladipo yes for sure. I think Len would also fit, except he may be a little soft - but according to the philsophy that's okay since that's his only one. What other prospects does the philsophy fit?
I'd quibble Bennett since one of his major negatives is his lackadaisical approach to "D"...solid points though...and a good philosophy for a GM.
Bennett is not what I call consistent or a guy who covers.
Shabazz is the same. He's also selfish. So definite no to him.
McLemore's not consistent.
And I'm glad you found this. I've looked everywhere for it and couldn't find it. This article is exactly what I think of when I think of who we would pick. And just like you said, I have come to the conclusion that Zeller or Dipo will be our pick (likely Zeller).
Cho reiterates part of this philosophy in an article Bonnell has up today...with this as a stated it gives me pause when I think we might draft Bennett...
“The process remains the same,’’ said general manager Rich Cho. “What was important to us a year ago – finding players with great work ethic, guys who play at both ends of the floor – is still important to us today. And ownership is fully committed to building a great product.’’
Read more here: http://www.charlotteobserver.com/201...#storylink=cpy
He also drafted Biz in the top 10 when Biz was neither consistent nor respectable on offense. These just seem like talking points from Cho, more than something that's actually put into effect (although I'm sure character and work ethic are very important in their selections).
Last edited by IshHappens; 06-26-2013 at 01:04 PM.
Mark Stein just tweeted that Cho is very high on Zeller but the rest of the organization is not on board.
If true, I'm really disappointed. I personally, am not particularly high on Zeller, but I feel that Cho should be allowed to build this team unimpeded. I want to see what his team would look like, instead of a roster where I'm wondering which is Higgins' guy, which is Cho's guy and which is Jordan's guy.
I can really see the appeal in teaming Zeller as a stretch four with Biyombo on the front line.