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ralsu
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Free Agent targets not trade

Now that the free agent deadline has passed it has been a good day for the Hornets. All of the Pelicans Free Agent target where not traded.

Josh Smith
Tyreke Evans
Brandon Jennings
Al Jefferson
Paul Millsap
Nikola Pekovic



Fun Bunch
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I'd like to have Pekovic but he's an RFA right? I imagine he'll get Asik money or near it.

Jennings is also an RFA so we aren't getting him either.

The rest of them I can live without.


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MrPappagiorgio
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Josh Smith - UFA, will be in Houston
Tyreke Evans - RFA, doubt they let him go cheap
Brandon Jennings - RFA, already said they would match
Al Jefferson - Stranger things have happened
Paul Millsap - Doesnt really fit
Nikola Pekovic - RFA, will be top 5 C expensive


If they take a SF(Otto Porter) in the draft, I can see them making a run at Jefferson


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danman6336
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If the price is right I'd look at about all of them except Millsap. Probably not Jennings either. Also not sure Smith fits in here with the depth at PF. Not sure he can really play SF.

If Tyreke and play a little SF like has occasionally in Sacramento I wouldn't mind looking at him.

Jefferson would be awesome

And I have a rager just thinking about getting Pekovic. One of my favorite players, and a Pekovic/Lopez/Smith rotation at C with Davis/Anderson at PF is a pretty fricking great front court rotation.



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And I have a rager just thinking about getting Pekovic.


+1

Pekovic would be a huge get


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ralsu
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f the price is right I'd look at about all of them except Millsap. Probably not Jennings either. Also not sure Smith fits in here with the depth at PF. Not sure he can really play SF.

If Tyreke and play a little SF like has occasionally in Sacramento I wouldn't mind looking at him.

Jefferson would be awesome

And I have a rager just thinking about getting Pekovic. One of my favorite players, and a Pekovic/Lopez/Smith rotation at C with Davis/Anderson at PF is a pretty fricking great front court rotation.



I think the 1st thing will be draft Portor or Alex Lin
I think Smith, Pekovic & Jefferson will be the top targets.
Finally make the Gordon for Thompson & Richard Jefferson deal this summer


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BayouFann
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These are HT wants. Al is the only guy on that list worth serious moves. Im pretty sure Monty would want players like bynum, cousins, cp3, howard...! You know, real franchise players.


ralsu
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also keep your eye on both Ronnie Brewer, Chandler Parsons & Andrea Iguodala
This post was edited on 2/21 at 2:54 pm


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We got 3 RFA's last offseason, 2 from other teams.

So, don't write off.being about to get a RFA.


corndeaux
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Josh Smith- For a max deal? No thank you
Tyreke Evans- At a reasonable price, could be a nice Gordon replacement. Doubt the Kings let him get away but perhaps a trade this summer?
Brandon Jennings- For 8 figures? No thank you
Al Jefferson- really a PF and plays no defense
Paul Millsap- hard worker. has played the 3 and is developing a 3pt shot but not really a fit
Nikola Pekovic- Would be a nice get- beast on the offensive glass- but I doubt Minnesota lets him get away


If any of these guys are in your big 3, you don't have a big 3.

IMO they will make reasonable signings this summer for depth and look to add a core piece via trade with a team at or near the tax line.

Just because they have cap space for a max player doesn't mean they have to spend all the money in one spot


MrPappagiorgio
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These are HT wants. Al is the only guy on that list worth serious moves. Im pretty sure Monty would want players like bynum, cousins, cp3, howard...! You know, real franchise players.



No, these are legitimate options that the Hornets may have a shot at

we don't live in your fantasy world, in which Andrew Bynum's knees arent 46 years old, and CP3 is leaving L.A...


Jester
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Im pretty sure Monty would want players like bynum, cousins, cp3, howard...!


I'm pretty sure CP3 is the only one of those guys I'd want at this point.


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Jester
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Just because they have cap space for a max player doesn't mean they have to spend all the money in one spot


Exactly. Overspending is very, very dangerous for a small market team.


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Jester
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We got 3 RFA's last offseason, 2 from other teams.

So, don't write off.being about to get a RFA.



I get your point, but the situations seem different with "big name" targets.


BayouFann
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No, these are legitimate options that the Hornets may have a shot at we don't live in your fantasy world, in which Andrew Bynum's knees arent 46 years old, and CP3 is leaving L.A...

Yeah we're a young building team but we'll pay these guys who want more than their worth. Ok! And why in the frick am i fantasizing. If the above list is better to you than the allstar guys then idk what to say to ya. Bynum will be ballin next year and at a very productive level. The best fa's are trying to will their teams through the playoffs but will likely leave that team. Thats why there was not talk of them this week.


Jester
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Bynum will be ballin next year and at a very productive level.


And our fans are worried about Gordon's knee? At least we don't have to worry about Gordon earning any long suspensions for going retard.


BayouFann
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we dont know shite about whats going on in philly. you guys are killing me with this shite. hell gordon has had all this shite going on and still plays every now and then to avg 20 last year and 17 this year and plenty teams want him. and i would act an arse with kobe running his mouth + shooting 60 shots a game with 3 asst attempts. and playing for and idiot coach mike brown. phil had the guys doing great. get off of it please.


42
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I get your point, but the situations seem different with "big name" targets.


Anderson was a surprising get, though not a big name. We'll see.

We have more tools and a better setup, tax rules scaring some teams... I am just not ruling RFA's off out-of-hand.


MrPappagiorgio
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we dont know shite about whats going on in philly.


we know Bynum hasnt played a game since being traded
we also know he as no timetable for a return

but by all means, lets back that money truck up to his door

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hell gordon has had all this shite going on and still plays every now and then to avg 20 last year and 17 this year and plenty teams want him


great return on a max deal... Playing every now and then

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plenty teams want him


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One league source Wednesday night said of Gordon, "nobody wants him." The most prevalent speculation on Wednesday centered around a possible Gordon deal to the Golden State Warriors in return for Klay Thompson.



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and i would act an arse with kobe running his mouth + shooting 60 shots a game with 3 asst attempts. and playing for and idiot coach mike brown. phil had the guys doing great. get off of it please.


Im not even sure what this means



Fun Bunch
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Getting Pekovic would be a pretty damn great move by Dell.


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