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Charlotte Hornets get the 9th pick, opening up a whole new set of options


now that the Hornets have secured the #9 pick they picked up a ton of currency between now and draft night. the options are:

use #9, #24 and the 2nd rd pick to pick up three new players

use #9, package the other two to try and move up a few spots OR trade for another player (perhaps Jeff Green and a swap down type move)

package #9 and #24 to move up a few spots

package #9 and 2nd for a legit starter now

package all three

what would you like to see happen?


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    InProblematique
    May 20 2014 07:40 PM

    Use 9 to draft Stauskas

     

    Package 24 and 45 together to move up and draft someone like K.J. McDaniels.

     

    Or package all three and move into the top 5 to grab Exum.

    use all three picks.

    I need to digest this. I'm not sure if they should just go get the shooting guard they want at 9, see if someone from that "top group" falls a spot on the assumption there's still going to being swingmen available at 24, or make some sort of trade(s).

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    Felton for Prez
    May 20 2014 07:47 PM

    no way you move up.  i don't see anyone trading down.  the question is, can you trade it to someone moving up?  my bet is we sit tight, which is just fine by me.  i'm intrigued by dario sakic but he probably isn't coming over this yr.

    Sign Gordan Heyward and keep all 3 picks.

    Summer League should certainly be fun to watch this year!

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    Scottley Crue
    May 20 2014 07:59 PM
    I think they hold tight at nine. I'd hate to see the King's ransom required to move up in this draft.
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    High Upside
    May 20 2014 08:01 PM

    Stauskas at 9, try and move up a few spots with the other two picks and get Warren.

    Wait for it...

     

     

     

    9th for Afflalo/12th!

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    Bosnian-Hornets-Fan
    May 20 2014 08:04 PM

    I think they stay put at 9 and take either James Young or Stauskas 

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    Scottley Crue
    May 20 2014 08:08 PM
    Or they could go this route:

    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell
    It was very clear in the 15 minutes I was on the phone with Higgins that they will explore any and all trade options.

    This team wants to win and they obviously feel they need some vets to pair with the youth.

     

    Hope there won't be too much disappointment if we trade that pick for more win now pieces.

     

    In the end...just win baby.

    hey we can give it back to Detroit in a package for Monroe if we want him

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    High Upside
    May 20 2014 08:16 PM

    This team wants to win and they obviously feel they need some vets to pair with the youth.

     

    Hope there won't be too much disappointment if we trade that pick for more win now pieces.

     

    In the end...just win baby.

    All depends on what win now pieces were talking about.

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    @JPlowright_NBA
    May 20 2014 08:18 PM

    Who the hell cares!? Number 9 baby!!!

     

    Soooo Happpyyyy, analysis can wait, lets all just enjoy the moment, Hornets rule, Bobcats suck, the NBA doesn't completely hate us, we actually have a very bright future!

    My first option is going to remain keep #9 and #24 because I think that presents the best value for us moving forward.  At 9/24/45, we can:

     

    9--Stauskas, a phenomenal fit between Kemba and MKG with his shooting ability, he's also big enough (6'6.5" in shoes) to cover over on the lesser wing option on defense while MKG guards the bigger threat.  Also, assuming his shooting translates at a high rate, it'll really open up things on the offensive side for MKG and should help his development on that side of the floor.  (Other options include Saric, Vonleh, maybe McDermott)

     

    24--Paine, great size, frame, and athleticism.  He's a grown man who will come in and not be pushed around, and we won't have to wait on him to develop because he's ready to bang from day 1.  He has surprising range on his jumper and he's not afraid to take the outside shot.  His toughness will allow him to be a good practice partner for Zeller and I think the two of them present a very interesting young duo moving forward at the 4 spot

     

    45--Jordan Clarkson, has everything you want in a backup point.  He was a combine stud, testing out near the top in both the shooting and athletic drills and has great size at 6'5/6'8 to fill that big backup role that we missed when Sessions left

    Who the hell cares!? Number 9 baby!!!

     

    Soooo Happpyyyy, analysis can wait, lets all just enjoy the moment, Hornets rule, Bobcats suck, the NBA doesn't completely hate us, we actually have a very bright future!

    I can say that is why the Cavs got their pick and it help us get or pick. Sort of a two for you reward for Sterns debts. Sorry Lakers and Celtics.

    hey we can give it back to Detroit in a package for Monroe if we want him

     

    or not. hopefully.

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    InProblematique
    May 20 2014 08:33 PM

    Wait for it...

     

     

     

    9th for Afflalo/12th!

    I would be ALL OVER this.

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    Vespa luctuosa
    May 20 2014 08:34 PM

    My first option is going to remain keep #9 and #24 because I think that presents the best value for us moving forward.  At 9/24/45, we can:

     

    9--Stauskas, a phenomenal fit between Kemba and MKG with his shooting ability, he's also big enough (6'6.5" in shoes) to cover over on the lesser wing option on defense while MKG guards the bigger threat.  Also, assuming his shooting translates at a high rate, it'll really open up things on the offensive side for MKG and should help his development on that side of the floor.  (Other options include Saric, Vonleh, maybe McDermott)

     

    24--Paine, great size, frame, and athleticism.  He's a grown man who will come in and not be pushed around, and we won't have to wait on him to develop because he's ready to bang from day 1.  He has surprising range on his jumper and he's not afraid to take the outside shot.  His toughness will allow him to be a good practice partner for Zeller and I think the two of them present a very interesting young duo moving forward at the 4 spot

     

    45--Jordan Clarkson, has everything you want in a backup point.  He was a combine stud, testing out near the top in both the shooting and athletic drills and has great size at 6'5/6'8 to fill that big backup role that we missed when Sessions left

    I like a whole lot of this post.  Probably all of it.  Except the Clarkson part.  I hate Mizzou

    i think alot of folks should heed spec's warning. 

     

    either way, options are always nice.

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    Felton for Prez
    May 20 2014 08:43 PM

    payne won't be there at 24.  if he is, i expect Cho to pick him in 3 seconds flat.

    Please don't trade it for some lame ass vet
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    MedellinHeel
    May 20 2014 08:51 PM

    If we get Staus we wont have to worry about perimeter shooting