Bassman wrote:Agree with some relative to the draft results. This draft by the Hornets has a theme song, but not sure of the title yet. Maybe “The Pretender” by Jackson Browne. With three picks we “started out so young and strong, only to surrender”. Surrender to what? Safety...dependability...the daily punch the clock picks you get from a team trying to dig out of a hole. These picks embraced workman-like skills from less than ideal employees for their roles. We even hired a potential felon . Made no trades which, thankfully, included not selling our 2nd rounders.
What would have been bold would be a trade back (as suggested for 14 & 22). Drafting Sekou would have been bold. A tad risky but upside potential higher perhaps than PJ. I like Washington as a fit here, but a safe bet by Mitch for sure. The others are athletes who have skills, always a good combination for being contributors over time. Expecting more from 2nd rounders is not smart, but who knows how any picks will play out.
Maybe Mitch will have more success making trades to shed some junk (Batum, etc.). If so we plug these guys into development and see what happens. As for the draft...just another day at the office for the Hornets.
Nailed it. Addicted to safe, which is addicted to mediocre. Gimme Sekou, Bol, and McDaniels (why not) and at least I'd know we're shooting for the stars rather than the 8th seed. We don't need any more serviceable. Don't have high hopes in terms of FA.