also, strong possibility of at least 1 "injury" for key players at various stages of the season
Last edited by dav7z; 07-23-2013 at 11:18 AM.
If Charlotte isn't looking to be picking high in the lottery again next summer (and it looks like they aren't), it's worth mentioning they've got exactly the right combination of expirings, prospects, and first-round picks to be major players in the trade market. Doing what Houston did, in rolling forward assets and accumulating picks until you can cash them in on one or two franchise-altering players, is entirely feasible.
Cho just needs to be careful not to fall into the trap Portland did, where you fall in love with your young guys to the point where you hold onto everyone too long and they lose their value.
I want the team to win 35 games, give us excitement and promise, but still miss out on the Playoffs, and then Ping Pong ball luck lands us a Top 3 pick anyway. Then we get 2 late lottery to mid 1st round picks from Portland and Detroit, and trade those up a bit for another lottery pick in the #7-#10 range. Then, with those 2 additions, we should be set for doing some serious damage over the next few years.
This team is still near the bottom.. all the teams that sucked last year have improved. Cavs, Pistons, Pelicans, are playoff contenders now.. and Lakers, Celtics may have seemingly took steps back but they have something we don't have.. superstars. Will still make the playoffs too. Kobe and Gasol, Wes Johnson, Nick, etc are gonna go hard... Rondo, Avery Bradley, Jeff Green, Kelly Olynyk, Hump, G. Wallace, T.Will, Sully, Bass is gonna surprise ppl. Even Washington looks pretty nice.
Serious question.. what NBA roster do you truly think is worse than Charlotte's roster?
Last edited by Scrapper1; 07-23-2013 at 12:04 PM.
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wow...i guess i am the pollyanna one this year. barring injuries and assuming GH is here, i think this team is sniffing the playoffs. in the east, that's h30s/l40s in wins. i sincerely think the addition of big Al and the growth of the young guys is going to have a massive impact. also, gotta factor in other teams tanking earlier than usual.
i'm usually pretty negative but i like how the pieces of the team are being put together.
- the Jazz has no punch from the bench - starting 5 is good, but real young
- Suns' roster is one big cluster f%§*, Gortat will not finish the season with them IMO
Hawks, Bucks and Kings are better than us IMO.
Though the Hawks are one Al Horford-trade away from playing the lottery.
Kings have a deep roster, and DMC is in a contract year.
Bucks, with Jennings resigning and getting another G, Bucks play for #8 seed (along with the Raptors, Cavs, Wizards).
So, yeah, I see us being the 5th worst team, which means you get less ping-pong balls (duh). In the worst case 3 teams could jump us, which would mean #8 pick.
My 2 cents...
Maybe they had a fantasy point for what they'd move him for then but then a more realistic point after they found out he wanted a max deal? Then the question becomes did we have what they required? We had the picks and some young talent...but I wonder how much weight was put on getting Martin...a vet SG they definitely needed for a playoff push?
And maybe I have the timing all wrong! Going off memory.
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