Page 11 of 12 FirstFirst ... 6789101112 LastLast
Results 201 to 220 of 228

Thread: Official 2019-2020 Charlotte Hornets Thread - Strong End to the Suspended Season

  1. #201
    Ishmael Smith CDeacMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Charlottesville, vA
    Posts
    6,712
    Looks like itís gonna be Ball yíall

  2. #202
    ugh. Ball is the guy I did not want. Hope I'm wrong but I just don't see it with Ball.

  3. #203
    didn't like the pick but outside of trading up or down that prob has to be the pick. some smart nba dudes love lamelo, guys at draftexpress/espn now, nate duncan are high on him

    seems high ceiling, low floor

  4. #204
    PM a mod to cement your internet status forever
    PhDeac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    116,419
    Taking a high ceiling, low floor player makes sense in a draft where it seems every player has a low floor.

  5. #205
    i think wiseman is pretty safe, high floor and high ceiling and thatís who i was pulling for but outside of that... yeah

  6. #206
    PM a mod to cement your internet status forever
    PhDeac's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Posts
    116,419
    Yeah. I agree. A guy like Wiseman will be around for awhile.

  7. #207
    Ball at the very least puts asses in seats whenever shit normalizes. Great pick.

  8. #208
    Quote Originally Posted by JManslow View Post
    Ball at the very least puts asses in seats whenever shit normalizes. Great pick.
    Yeah, that probably had something to do with the pick. Give me Wiseman over Lavar's third kid any day.

    Strong title change on the NBA thread, btw. I'm sure 2n2 is thrilled with the pick.
    Last edited by Buttermaker; 11-19-2020 at 08:08 AM.

  9. #209
    So haven't been keeping up with this stuff of late.

    Am I supposed to be excited about LaMelo, or nah?

  10. #210

  11. #211
    Overall a solid draft based on who was available when they picked, but we'll see how LaMelo pans out. Hopefully Borrego can reign him in and improve his shot. At a minimum, he should get Devonte a lot of decent shots. A lineup of LaMelo, Graham, Monk, Bridges, and PJ will be really fun to watch, though they would likely get lit up defensively.

    I like the Vernon Carey pick at #32. Despite the recent devaluation of traditional centers, everyone other than the Warriors still needs one to win. The Lakers didn't win because AD was jacking 3s, they won because when they were in trouble he got his ass under the basket. Especially against second units, a low post center is still extremely valuable during actual game play.

  12. #212
    Ishmael Smith fuheel's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Greensboro
    Posts
    4,278
    I'm still skeptical, but it feels like you had to take him at #3 based on who went #1 and #2. Not sure we will know much after one year, or even 2.

  13. #213
    Never Murdered My FIL
    Deacfreak07's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Location
    'Murica
    Posts
    65,610
    Heís already been with the franchise longer than Kobe, so thereís that.

  14. #214
    Quote Originally Posted by fuheel View Post
    I'm still skeptical, but it feels like you had to take him at #3 based on who went #1 and #2. Not sure we will know much after one year, or even 2.
    The reasonable take.

  15. #215
    CBS Sports loves our draft:

    https://www.cbssports.com/nba/news/2...-shrewd-moves/

    I'm fine with the Ball pick. Go big or go home. Players always come with some risk, and gambling on him beats gambling on a potential glue guy that doesn't even pan out (see our long list of middling draft picks).

    Of course, I also thought we should have gambled on Nerlens Noel years back, so what do I know.
    Last edited by Demonwolverine; 11-19-2020 at 05:38 PM.

  16. #216
    Ishmael Smith CDeacMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Charlottesville, vA
    Posts
    6,712
    Welp that is something

  17. #217
    That mustache suckered them in. You know how MJ loves a weird mustache.

  18. #218
    Clicking on the Hornets thread for the first time ever to simply say - lol. GJGE with the Hayward signing. You think the contracts sucks now on day 1? Wait'll you see 34 year old Gordo. He's good at video games at least.

  19. #219
    Ishmael Smith CDeacMan's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2011
    Location
    Charlottesville, vA
    Posts
    6,712
    Yeah itís like Calvin (from & Hobbes fame) said, ďLive and donít learn thatís my mottoĒ

    Honestly I think all Jordan really ever wants for the franchise is to contend for a playoff spot and not contend for the, you know, actual championship

  20. #220
    i think we all agree the hayward signing is objectively bad, and i think it was made worse by the decision to do it by using the waive and stretch on batum. they could've offered boston something in a sign and trade, or shipped batum with a protected pick, or waive and streched zeller instead.

    but whats done is done. so are the hornets a playoff team with lamelo, rozier, devonte, hayward, pj, miles, zeller, monk and whichever of the FAs return? definitely need another 5 with zeller's injury history. the hawks have seriously upgraded their roster, i think it will be tough to even get the 8 seed. wouldn't expect too much from rookie lamelo... need hayward to have a fully healthy season, devonte to play just as well as last year, and maybe pj make a 2nd year jump from a solid rookie campaign

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •