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Re: Welcome To Charlotte: Vernon Carey Jr 

Post#61 » by KEMBAtheMETEOR » Sat Nov 21, 2020 9:12 pm

wonder if Riller is gonna have to change his jersey number a day after he got #20 lol
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Post#62 » by BigSlam » Thu Nov 26, 2020 12:49 am

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Svelte. :nod:
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Post#63 » by SWedd523 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 1:14 am

His noggin is still massive
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Post#65 » by BigSlam » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:05 am

SWedd523 wrote:His noggin is still massive



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Post#66 » by Braggins » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:25 am

SWedd523 wrote:His noggin is still massive

He got a MonStar head.

He really does look like hes in tremendous shape compared to his college season.
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Re: Welcome To Charlotte: Vernon Carey Jr 

Post#67 » by Liver_Pooty » Thu Nov 26, 2020 5:24 am

Looks tiny compared to himself in college. Hope it doesn't effect his ability to bully in the post
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Post#68 » by LofJ » Thu Nov 26, 2020 2:50 pm

Liver_Pooty wrote:Looks tiny compared to himself in college. Hope it doesn't effect his ability to bully in the post


He still has tree trunks for legs, he'll be fine.
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Post#69 » by Braggins » Thu Nov 26, 2020 4:06 pm

I don't know why, but I just like this dude lol. I hope he turns out to be good.
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Post#70 » by wilson115 » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:35 pm

Liver_Pooty wrote:Looks tiny compared to himself in college. Hope it doesn't effect his ability to bully in the post

Probably the angle.

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Re: Welcome To Charlotte: Vernon Carey Jr 

Post#71 » by MPM » Thu Nov 26, 2020 7:49 pm

Braggins wrote:I don't know why, but I just like this dude lol. I hope he turns out to be good.


Ditto! I much preferred Tillman, but Carey does have that immeasurable 'likability' thing going for him (in addition to some skills and an obvious work ethic). Fanhood has officially crept in.
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Post#72 » by MasterIchiro » Fri Nov 27, 2020 4:42 am

Carey Jr. was 6th in his class heading into college. He fell to 32.

Now he's a lean mean fighting machine. The skills are still there but he's got increased mobility and athleticism.

This feels like a Devonte' Graham pick.
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Re: Welcome To Charlotte: Vernon Carey Jr 

Post#73 » by amcoolio » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:16 pm

Read on Twitter


4 year deal. Nice. Locked down long term. I think he'll play a big role for us.
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Re: Welcome To Charlotte: Vernon Carey Jr 

Post#74 » by JMAC3 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:20 pm

amcoolio wrote:
Read on Twitter


4 year deal. Nice. Locked down long term. I think he'll play a big role for us.


I believe you can only offer a 3 year deal to second round picks and use the MLE so this means his deal is going to be signed using some of the cap space we have left.
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Post#75 » by MasterIchiro » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:29 pm

Damn. Awesome! He will have a better career than multiple players selected in the lottery. Compare him to Jalen Smith who went 10 and how do you explain it?
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Post#76 » by Liver_Pooty » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:35 pm

Mitch obviously already loves the kid. Too bad there isn't a summer league
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Post#77 » by Soul Rebel » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:41 pm

I like this a lot. After seeing a few of his interviews and hearing his approach to the game, I think VCJ can be a solid 5 on this team. We will probably only see flashes this year, but I could see him entrenched as the starter to begin next season.
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Re: Welcome To Charlotte: Vernon Carey Jr 

Post#78 » by yosemiteben » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:42 pm

I'm really interested to see how Carey works out. Seems like Duke primarily used him as a low post workhorse, curious how much more there is to his game than that. Using cap space on him and giving him a 4 year deal is another roll of the dice, hope he's a baller.
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Post#79 » by LofJ » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:44 pm

The Heat seemed like they were locked in on Carey. I was surprised they drafted Achiuwa instead. I guess they decided to bet on their developmental staff and went with the better athlete.

I think Carey is going to surprise people with how skilled he is. He can do a bit of everything.
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Post#80 » by JMAC3 » Mon Nov 30, 2020 4:46 pm

If Carey does work out, not saying he will. Getting him on a 4 year deal is huge because it keeps his original contract super cheap for the longest possible time. But also since he is a second round pick his Cap Hold when he does go to get paid will be similar to Devonte (2 Million) which gives the team a crazy amount of flexibility in free agency when the time comes.

Even if he doesn't end up great, having a backup center on a cheap deal is valuable. It is why Willy still got paid and guys like Khem Birch and Marquiss Chriss still have jobs. The depth at this position across the league is abysmal.
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