Ok I have to do this. First off let me say I love this team with every fiber in my body, I adore them and watch every single game they play. I try to have hope, I support them as much as I can. I buy merchandise, I go to games on tuesday nights against the Raptors and am the loudest one in the arena. This will never change, I will always love the Bobcats/Hornets.
I think Rich Cho has done good at acquiring assets and made a huge signing in Al Jefferson. But this dude is absolutely awful at drafting. I hear "Oh, we have to be patient!" Let's take a look
2011 Draft: #7 Bismack Biyombo.... Could have had Klay Thompson or Nikola Vucevic... Thompson is one of the deadliest shooters in the league (our biggest weakness) and Vucevic is posting stats we were hoping Biyombo would
#9 Kemba Walker.... Cho's best pick. He's a solid NBA PG.
2012 Draft: #2 MKG. The killer pick. Taken after: Damian Lillard, Bradley Beal, Andre Drummond, Harrison Barnes. I love MKG. He plays as hard as any player in the league and is awesome on D. But all those players I listed are better. MKG got out to a good start this year, awesome... but his scoring average has quickly dropped back to 9 ppg right where he was last year. Maybe he'll recover from this broken hand and end up averaging 12 ppg this year. But I don't see it happening. And I'll admit I love MKG and wanted us to take him, but it's looking like another big mistake right now.
2013 Draft: #4 Cody Zeller..... way too early to start freaking out too much. But he doesn't look very good at all.
Now I hear "Our players are young! We have to be patient and give them time!" Yes this is true to an extent, but how come those players I listed after we took MKG are all playing damn great ball. How come our players are held to a different standard? We heard Drummond was a massive project and he's averaging a double-double in his second year.
What I'm trying to say is: our core... it looks prettttttyyyyy bad right now. And we're too good that right now we have no chance at Jabari, Exum, Wiggins, Randle, etc. We will probably make the playoffs. Now I root for us to win, I can't pull against the team but tanking looks like the smartest idea right now.
Now I also realize we were one selection away from the consensus Anthony Davis and if we would have landed him this wouldn't be a thread right now and we'd be talking about how we have a franchise centerpiece. But we didn't get him, and the consolation prize is looking like a Tony Allen player right now.
You guys may call me a shitty fan, but I think I'm just being realistic. I can only be patient for so long especially while other players of similar age are looking like all-stars. Now I hope in a year or two one of you bump this thread and make me look like a complete idiot and eat all the crow in the world. I REALLY hope so... but right now I'm just calling it like I see it.