I like winning
- Apr 12, 2018
Smart out for the yoffs. Can’t say I stand by my pick.
I'd be shocked if he doesn't get a supermax. MJ loves Kemba and isn't interested in rebuilding. Wouldn't surprise me if they sign Boogie over the summer, who probably won't have many suitors. MJ is perfectly fine with being a 5-8 seed.
What's he supposed to do? He had around a double double for the half and they were losing by nearly 30. It's him and basically a bunch of G league players.Nah not “poor Drummond” he just made a disgraceful play. He should be a leader on this team but is showing immaturity.
Yeah I agree the team sucks that’s fine, but suggesting “what’s he supposed to do?” to qualify his actions is kinda ridiculous. Just because your team is getting killed doesn’t mean you go get yourself kicked out of a game for an unnecessary, dangerous play.What's he supposed to do? He had around a double double for the half and they were losing by nearly 30. It's him and basically a bunch of G league players.
What happened?Yeah I agree the team sucks that’s fine, but suggesting “what’s he supposed to do?” to qualify his actions is kinda ridiculous. Just because your team is getting killed doesn’t mean you go get yourself kicked out of a game for an unnecessary, dangerous play.
I’m saying it’s incredibly immature and not something a leader on his team should do.What happened?
Just pulled it up. With the rules it isn't a basketball play but come on, that was nothing. It wasn't undercutting someone airborne or in any way going to hurt him. You made it sound like he did something horrifying, he shoved him.
Celtics/Pacers - this series would have been a lot more fun with Oladipo.
Trail Blazers/Thunder - Kanter is one of those players that it is hard to figure out just how good he is. He sucks on D, but he is very effective offensively and is a good rebounder.
Bucks/Pistons - Detroit would be the worst team in the NBA if you took away Griffin and Drummond.
Rockets/Jazz - Rockets win may be the most impressive win of the weekend. Jazz are a solid team, and they got embarrassed.
How is that going to happen?
Charlotte Hornets Team Payroll | Basketball-Reference.com
Charlotte is at $102 million next season (assuming all the player contract options are exercised, which I expect to happen) BEFORE they sign Kemba. The cap will be $109 million, and Luxury Tax will kick in at $132 million. Jordan would have to match every dollar over the LT level back to the NBA. I don't see that happening.
If Charlotte can dump some contracts, then maybe they can keep Kemba, but Charlotte has been shopping the bad contracts (Batum, Williams, Kidd Gilchrist) for years, and no one wants them.
They're screwed on Batum but come July 1 Williams, Biyombo, and MGK all become expiring contracts, more valuable and moveable than they were in February. Even if they move just MGK and sign Kemba to the max (1st year salary is roughly $32m) they'll be at $121m plus whatever their rookies make - it'll be below the luxury threshold. Plus, looking ahead one year when all those guys come off the books they'll free up another $32m in space. Signing Kemba is about more than just next season, obviously.
There is enough talk about CHA bringing back both Kemba and Lamb; the financials for bringing back Kemba aren't a concern.
Q. In your opinion, would it be better to let the contracts of Bismack Biyombo, Marvin Williams and Kidd-Gilchrist expire after next season, or try to find some trade for one or more of them?
A. Those three contracts expiring in the summer of 2020 means Kupchak will have choices. In the absence of specific trade proposals, it’s impossible to say what’s best.
Trading an expiring contract would likely acquire a player with a contract beyond next season. That’s reason to be cautious. But everything at this point has the subtext of looking to give Walker more reason to stay.