rebuilding the bobcats
This site has the bobcats drafting Nerlens Noel I think that's a huge mistake they have two raw big men as it is already. Why not try and sign Al Jefferson or Paul Millsap then get a guy like Oladipo in the draft even if oladipo isn't a future star he can be tony Allen 2.0 and with MKG already that's an imposing defensive nucleus with biyambo sending shots back and kemba providing buckets. I would suggest bringing in a Jarret jack as a sixth man or if there feeling lucky Jr smith but Jr is a head case so that is a huge gamble.
Bobcats problem is they can't score.. Don't think they really need Tony Allen 2.0.... If they get the first pick, i'd give mclemore serious consideration.
It is a big board showing the top players. Team needs have not been accounted for yet. The lottery is next Tuesday and the order of things will start shifting.
Team needs should not come into play if your team just come off two horrifically bad seasons. Who ever the Bobcats see as the best player in this class, they should draft. Right now their team on has a small handful of players who can break a real nba rotation, and they just need to look to add more talent to the mix. Kemba and MKG are a good place to start, but they are going to need to hit it big this year or next if they want to look to make the next step. Don't take the easy way to mediocrity by signing perennial allstars like Big Al or Josh Smith. Be smart, and build smart Charlotte
The tony Allen was worst case scenario. Also espns analyst have bobcats going noel. Also the bobcats need scoring but there isn't a player in this draft anyone can predict scoring 20 a game not even 18 so why not get another guy you know can be a defensive stopper with offensive potential and as a fall back pick up a scoring free agent. I think they can middle there team after the old pistons rugged defensive team. If you noticed the teams knocking off the lebrons and durants and melos are defensively built teams.
I haven't noticed any teams knocking off the Lebrons...
I haven't noticed any teams knocking off the Lebrons...
If Tony Allen was the WORST case scenario for Oladipo, he would be a sure fire top 3 pick in such a weak draft.
You make it sound like they can just get anybody they want. That's not happening and if they get the #1 or #2, no chance they take Oladipo.
I don't know why, but I would be very interested in seeing a Kemba Walker and Tyreke Evans back-court. Kemba is a very good scorer and it would allow him to do so having a play-maker like Evans on the floor as well. However the problem would be no perimeter shooting outside of Walker.
Could they look to get a stretch 4, say along the lines of Bargnani? or even use their pick if not top 2 to get Anderson from the Pelicans.
"Could they look to get a stretch 4, say along the lines of Bargnani?"
They have one, Byron Mullens. Was doing pretty good before he got injured.
Bobcats best thing to do is draft Nerlens Noel and let him and Mullins grow as players together. With Kemba MGK Mullins and Noel they can improve and maybe draft Wiggins, one of the Harrisons or Parker next year. The only thing that they can do is build in the draft or trade their top 5 pick for a franchise player. The only free agents that may go there are the one's with egos that want to prove they can carry a team or guys like Jarrett Jack who are great backups and want a chance to start. I dont understand why they do not use MJ in the free agency process.
Jordan is the second worst executive ever, behind Isaiah Thomas. He changes the plan, the front office, the coaching staff, and the team every year. No free agent wants to go there.
Mj doesn't make 100% of basketball decisions. If you have players and a staff that can't win at least 30 games you have to trim the fat. He can bring free agents in. Im pretty sure he can convince 2 pretty good free agents to sign. Draft Kemba, MGK were not bad choices. Giving Mullins a shot isn't a bad decision. Isiah is worse than him and also the twolves old Gm was horrible. Jordan doesnt over pay guys. Everyone attacks him for drafting Kwame Brown for number 1 for defensive reason lol. I do not get it. If he had the 1st pick and drafted Oden everyone would call that a bad decision lol. Sean May and Adam Morrison were at the top of their game on the college level why not draft them?? You can only give a guy a chance its up to them to get better and maximize their potential.
I'd take oladipo 2nd or 3rd just like when the thunder took Westbrook it wasn't a popular opinion but he panned out. Oladipo is extremely athletic and has a midrange game two things that make you a really good player in today's NBA. His first year will be a work in progress by year 3 he's gonna be a winner. Also I see Mkg being a 18ppg scorer defensive stopper. Let's not forget he's 19. Also don't forget Biyambo in the rebuilding process. I see him being an I aka Type player once he develops midrange jumper.
Sadly they are a few years away from any sort of "completion" of a rebuilding plan. Unfortunately, some bad picks, bad trades, and a couple of mediocre years (which caused them to get mediocre picks) have left them with Kemba, MKG, Biyombo, Mullens, and Henderson as their only players worth anything. Poor picks stemming all the way back to Sean May (13th in 2005), Adam Morrison (3rd in 2006 ahead of Brandon Roy or Rudy Gay, whom I thought they should take), and Brandon Wright (8th in 2007 over JOAKIM NOAH) have really stunted their growth. In one trade they were able to give the Bulls a protected 1st rounder that could end up being a horrific loss for a team in the middle of a rebuild when it finally gets sent over, AND taking on Tyrus Thomas's contract, which costs them 8 million for two more years.
They will need more than just this off season and next to become close to competing. The only player out of this group that is a sure fire starter in this league will be MKG once he develops. Kemba is great, but I think that he could be the perfect 6th man and should not let the fact that he is on their roster determine who they pick in the next couple of drafts. Gerald Henderson is a good player but should not be one of your top 3. Both of their numbers are inflated a bit because of the team that they are on and the responsibilities placed upon them.
1. Draft BPA (Noel or McLemore)
2. Do not sign any big name FA, if they can even get one, because they will put them on the mediocrity treadmill
3. Draft BPA next season as well (for their sake, hopefully that is Wiggins or Parker). They will have to find a way to co-exist with MKG, but do not let him sway your drafting.
4. Then determine if you are on the cusp of contending or not. If so, try for a big name FA. If not, go for one more lotto pick.
If they can get McLemore and sign a Jose Calderon and Al Jefferson then going all in this offseason wouldnt be too bad...they would then need to swing a couple of good deals to get ride of Ben Gordon (expirng SG that can still score) and Sessions (solid PG with low pay). That should allow them to add another piece and/or assests for the future.
PF Biyombo (Perfect compliment for Jefferson)
Bench (Shooting off bench helps offset lack of perimeter shooting in starting lineup)
This team can compete now in the east...likely make the playoffs. Still likely sub .500 team though, 38 - 40 wins. With some seasoning this could be a formidable team in 2 -3 years.
The risk with the suggestion to stay bad for good picks is the possibility of loosing the protected 1st rounder and not coming away with a high lottery talent to show for "tanking" another year.
The problem is, those guys won't sign with the Bobcats. Name one big FA that they have ever signed. The biggest was Carl Landry, but his offer sheet was quickly matched! No one will go here until they at least show some promise. Al Jeff certainly won't sign here due to it just being a horrible situation. Calderon will not want to come into a situation where he is a backup. I think they would be better served drafting BPA this year and next and hoping that those two paired with Kemba and MKG will be enough for a bigger name FA to want to join in 2014.
I agree with you that is why I said "if". You would need to pitch the two of them together and do an all or nothing approach. If you can't make that happen then you stick with the "suck it up for a couple years" approach. It should be rare teams don't try to significantly improve their roster in the offseason. The first option should not be standing pat. Trades, free agents and draft should be explored every offseason by every team. Looking at the free agents available, that is the only combination that would be justifiable for the bobcats UNLESS they were to draft Noel and sign Mayo...other than that it is gonna be a few long years for the cats.
The Bobcats should just take the BPA. Most of their players won't be rotation guys for them in a couple of years, so they just need to worry about building around Walker and MKG. And even those two are more role players than stars. The Bobcats have conditional first rounders from both the Blazers, which they could get this year or, hopefully, next year, and one from the Pistons that is top 8 protected next year and just top 1 protected in 2015.
They have numerous chances to acquire top talent through the draft, so they might just be best served getting a good collection of talent and then thinking about making a free agent signing. They are more likely to build a contender if they do not make a hasty signing of a guy like Al Jefferson. The Bobcats aren't going to build a contender if they just go all in for the 8th seed this year, when they could be patient and acquire potentially elite talent through the draft. For a team that isn't a great free agent destination, they should imitate the Thunder rather than the Heat.
I would get Nerlens Noel if he is there. If not, Ben McLemore. The third guy on my board would be either Oladipo or Alex Len.
Then look into a sign and trade with Byron Mullens.
This would make them lake the Philly with Al Iverson as the only scorer. kem cant score that well yet
Was the only person right here. They new to take the most potential/BPA which would be Noel, and suck again an get an actual top 5 pick in next years draft hoping to land Parker. (I don't think they will get the number one pick but two sounds reasonable)