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    2012-2013 Roster Taking Shape...What's left?

    Dell Demps has done a great job retooling roster moving forward. Only players from last year will be Vasquez, Gordon, Aminu, Henry, Smith, and Thomas. Other than Henry who I expect to moved before end of year (as well as Warrick), pretty good foundation when you add the rookies with Anderson/Lopez. Means we will have 9 new players on roster this year. I expect us to sign a backup SG assuming we don't make another trade. Possiblities include Willie Green, Roger Mason, Carlos Delfino, and Jodie Meeks.

    Here is lineup so far assuming we sign a backup SG and get Roberts and Bowles off the summer league team:

    PG: Vasquez, Rivers, Roberts
    SG: Gordon, BACKUP SG FA SIGNEE
    SF: Aminu, Henry, Miller
    PF: Davis, Anderson, Thomas, Warrick
    C: Lopez, Smith, Bowles

    I expect this lineup to be competitive and fight for a 6-8 seed in the West. The big jump will be in 2013-2014 when we will have all of the above players plus 19 million in salary (Lewis, Henry, Warrick) to go after a max free agent at either PG or SF.

    What are your thoughts on this year's roster and what else needs to be added as well as the future of the Hornets?
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    I dont think we have that 18 mil space anymore after the Lopez deal. but more deals could be made.

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    Backup SG is our biggest need left. Maybe a veteran SF.

    Also doubt Bowles will make the final roster. Maybe tc invite, but that's it.
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    I think Henry stays at sg and we look for a SF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BRHORNETSFAN View Post
    I think Henry stays at sg and we look for a SF.

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    He's not skilled enough a ball handler to play SG full time. We'll likely look for a back up SG elsewhere.
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    We are done now, nothing more... we have our crappy team, we will not be contending for the playoffs and im fine with that, I just want our core to get used to one another, and then we'll be good. Then we can focus on next season and next offseason
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    We will make the playoffs with this team.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TPDG22 View Post
    We will make the playoffs with this team.
    In the season after next season yeah

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny6420 View Post
    We are done now, nothing more... we have our crappy team, we will not be contending for the playoffs and im fine with that, I just want our core to get used to one another, and then we'll be good. Then we can focus on next season and next offseason
    This team is in no shape or form crappy.

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    Quote Originally Posted by NOH2313 View Post
    This team is in no shape or form crappy.
    I think you guys may be overrating the team just a little bit, I think we have an amazing future but right now, I don't see us winning 45 games, and in the West, that isn't going to make the playoffs, maybe crappy wasn't the right word.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Vinny6420 View Post
    I think you guys may be overrating the team just a little bit, I think we have an amazing future but right now, I don't see us winning 45 games, and in the West, that isn't going to make the playoffs, maybe crappy wasn't the right word.
    Lol yeah there's a difference between a non-playoff team and a crappy team.

    For example last years Bobcats vs. last years Phoenix Suns. Charlotte was a crappy team, while Phoenix was a non-playoff team, but a respectable team nevertheless.

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    why dont yo come back then, Vinny, dont yo think somebody might take offense to you calling our team crappy? or what?
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    Quote Originally Posted by NOH2313 View Post
    Lol yeah there's a difference between a non-playoff team and a crappy team.

    For example last years Bobcats vs. last years Phoenix Suns. Charlotte was a crappy team, while Phoenix was a non-playoff team, but a respectable team nevertheless.
    We are putting a lot of pressure on our young guys though, you guys are making it seem like Rivers already has the ball handling guard spot down and everything, it takes time, and Davis is still a little underweight for the NBA, I think he will be effective nonetheless but i think we will be greatly improved from the season coming up to the next season after that.

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    its just hard to be half hearted ya know?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Shrimpnose View Post
    why dont yo come back then, Vinny, dont yo think somebody might take offense to you calling our team crappy? or what?
    Don't forget... I am a Hornets fan too, trust me, I love the Hornets and I love what Demps did, he got players that will drastically help, I think we had a perfect offseason, but the one thing we lost in the offseason was veteran leadership.

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    People still think Bowles is making the roster?

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    I look at what Monty did last year with a bunch of scrubs after Gordon, Okafor, and Ariza went down, and we were still a very competative team. I think we start slow, but after the all-star break i believe we will start coming together and make a serious run at the play-offs, this is the best bench we have had since the Hornets have been in New Orleans.

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    Next year the contracts of Lewis (13 million), Warrick (4.5 million), and Henry (2 million) come off books. Depending on structure of Lopez contract, we are currently about 4-5 million over cap but still have mid level exemption to use. That leaves us with about 15 million in cap space for next year. Don't think we need any more depth....need near max player to add to this group ala CP3, Rudy Gay, Stephon Curry, Iggy. If not, won't be able to contend with super teams building in Miami, Boston, OKC, Jersey. Makes for a fun year to watch this year and adds excitement to future.

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    Any other signees this year should be one year deals.

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    They did the best they could, with what they had and it will be fun watching the team get better.

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    I think people are setting the bar a lil high with this team we are very young. I don't expect us to win big fast like the chris paul days when we jumped 20 wins the following season. Winning to soon actually stunted the growth of those teams because we never sucked enough to get decent picks to put talent around Paul. So I'm hoping we avoid that mistake and take this mainly as a developmental year and ease our young guys in. I think its gonna be a great season and i will enjoy the ride but mainly i want to see the young guys develop.

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    Landry sign and trade still yet to happen. Will hopefully be for a swingman.

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    I'm gonna go with a prediction...we sign Roger Mason Jr.

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    Would love to sign Jodie Meeks, he's a young guy who can shoot the three. Would be a great addition and fit perfectly off the bench.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Impose View Post
    Landry sign and trade still yet to happen. Will hopefully be for a swingman.
    that possibility doesnt exist anymore since we are over the cap now i believe

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