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Charlotte Hornets - A potential sleeper in the east

Discussion in 'NBA Basketball Forum' started by HurricaneDij39, Jul 8, 2018.

  1. HurricaneDij39

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    Yes, it's a cliche that's been said the last three years, and I'm not going to sit here and say that they'll be a title contender in the east, but...

    This is a team that won 48 games in 2015-16, and with the squad very much intact, plus Tony Parker, Miles Bridges, Malik Monk, and Willy Hernangomez, it wouldn't be crazy to think they could repeat their 2016 success with a fully healthy Zeller and Batum. And just yesterday, they brought back Biyombo in a trade with Orlando as an insurance big.

    I could definitely see them winning more games than the Pacers.

    And let's give in up for Tony Parker, who becomes just the third player in NBA history to spend 17 seasons with one franchise before joining another. Hakeem Olajuwon (Houston/Toronto) and Karl Malone (Utah/Lakers) were the other two. Parker entered the league at age 19 and his first 20-point game cam against...

    The first incarnation of the Charlotte Hornets, interestingly enough.
     



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    The Hornets may now be good enough to sneak in as an 8 seed. Assuming they don't trade Walker for assets.
     
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    Sleeper to do what exactly?
     
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    The Hornets... they're just not dangerous to me...

    Indiana, OTOH, has the feel of a real sleeper... actually dangerous and the potential to upset anybody in the East.
     
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    Sleeper? LOL.

    When they trade Walker....they may be lucky to win 28 games....
     
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    This.

    Especially, with the FA they had.
     
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    Not dissolve by the end of the year.
     
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    Move to Seattle:noidea:
     
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    Charlotte would have been a better team simply by trading Dwight Howard - but then they took Mozgov in Trade, so by deducting Howard 25 million and adding Mozgov 36 million - makes a 11 million or so towards the salary cap, but then they traded Mozgov today so I think they probably ended up with draft picks and dumped Mozgov and Howard - which would make them a rebuilding team with a few extra draft picks? - I'd say they are comatose more then sleeping:lol:
     
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    Win at least 10 games? :noidea:
     
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    Hire Tanya Harding to break some one's legs to give them a better chance in the playoffs?
     
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    Michael Jordan is a horrendous owner/Decision maker.

    What is their current direction here? Right now I am trying to think if there is a less exciting roster in the entire NBA. I honestly can't think of one. Charlotte will win 40 games or so if they keep Walker, but what exactly is their future?
     
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    More words of wisdom from Derp, Derp Inc.
     
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    Sleeper to maybe squeak into the playoffs, then get annihilated in the first round.
     
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  17. HurricaneDij39

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    Apparently some have trouble reading, just about everyone who responded here to this point. And another thing, if Walker was going to be traded this summer he would have already. Not going anywhere.
     
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    Should’ve signed Napier instead of Parker.
     
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    Or...

    this is just another stupid, pointless thread that you are being mocked for and will now defend to the point of embarrassing yourself.
     
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    You never can tell but I doubt it especially if Walker ends up getting dealt.