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What I Would Do As The Charlotte Hornets GM.. 2022 Offseason Plan, Ball Has Real Pieces To Work With Now


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Hornets

Hornets

+8 players ($107.0m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $38.2M
  • Rudy Gobert

    RT

    Rudy Gobert
    C, 7' 1", 5.32 LEBRON
    Recently Traded | Roll + Cut Big

    $38.1M

    4yrs

    29
  • Jerami Grant

    RT

    Jerami Grant
    PF, 6' 8", 0.33 LEBRON
    Recently Traded | Shot Creator

    $20.9M

    1yr

    9
  • Norman Powell
    Norman Powell
    SG, 6' 3", -1.71 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $16.7M

    4yrs

    13
  • Brandon Boston Jr.
    Brandon Boston Jr.
    SG, 6' 7", -1.93 LEBRON
    Secondary Ball Handler

    $1.5M

    2yrs

    13
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 2

    via BKN
    #46
    9
  • Roster Moves
  • Victor Oladipo

    FA

    Victor Oladipo
    SG, 6' 4", -0.94 LEBRON
    FA Signing | Secondary Ball Handler

    $10.5M

    3yrs

    4
  • Miles Bridges

    FA

    Miles Bridges
    PF, 6' 6", 1.72 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent | Stationary Shooter

    $28.0M

    4yrs

    4
  • Caleb Martin

    FA

    Caleb Martin
    SF, 6' 5", -0.5 LEBRON
    FA Signing | Athletic Finisher

    $1.5M

    1yr

    4
  • Cody Martin

    FA

    Cody Martin
    SF, 6' 5", -0.29 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent | Stationary Shooter

    $1.5M

    1yr

    4
  • Notes

    Signed free agent Victor Oladipo to a 3 year contract worth $35.0M.

    2022 $10.5M • 2023 $11.5M • 2024 $13.0M

    Re-signed free agent Miles Bridges to a 4 year contract worth $130.0M.

    2022 $28.0M • 2023 $31.0M • 2024 $34.0M • 2025 $37.0M

    Signed free agent Caleb Martin to a 1 year contract worth $1.5M.

    2022 $1.5M

    Re-signed free agent Cody Martin to a 1 year contract worth $1.5M.

    2022 $1.5M

+10  Wins

+66.58  MPG

+2.89  Off.

+0.79  Def.

Pistons

Pistons

+2 players ($21.7m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact + $725K
  • Mason Plumlee
    Mason Plumlee
    C, 6' 11", -0.08 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $9.0M

    1yr

    4
  • Kelly Oubre Jr.
    Kelly Oubre Jr.
    SF, 6' 7", -0.81 LEBRON
    Stationary Shooter

    $12.6M

    1yr

    4
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 1

    via NOP
    #15
    4

+2  Wins

+18.95  MPG

-0.61  Off.

-0.60  Def.

Pacers

Pacers

+4 players ($5.0m) +1 pick,
Cap Impact - $12.7M
  • Rudy Gay
    Rudy Gay
    SF, 6' 8", -0.21 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $6.1M

    2yrs

    29
  • Udoka Azubuike

    TO

    Udoka Azubuike
    C, 6' 10", -1.09 LEBRON
    Team Option | Roll + Cut Big

    $2.1M

    2yrs

    29
  • Nickeil Alexander-Walker

    TO

    Nickeil Alexander-Walker
    SG, 6' 6", -1.33 LEBRON
    Team Option | Secondary Ball Handler

    $5.0M

    1yr

    29
  • draft-pick-player

    2022 - Round 1

    #13
    4

-2  Wins

-0.66  MPG

-2.03  Off.

-3.05  Def.

Clippers

Clippers

+2 players ($22.7m),
Cap Impact + $6.1M
  • Mike Conley
    Mike Conley
    PG, 6' 1", 2.6 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $22.6M

    2yrs

    29
  • Nick Richards
    Nick Richards
    C, -1.68 LEBRON
    Roll + Cut Big

    $1.7M

    1yr

    4

+6  Wins

-11.38  MPG

+0.41  Off.

+4.15  Def.

Jazz

Jazz

+6 players ($81.4m),
Cap Impact + $7.8M
  • Gordon Hayward
    Gordon Hayward
    SF, 6' 7", -0.97 LEBRON
    Movement Shooter

    $30.0M

    2yrs

    4
  • T.J. McConnell
    T.J. McConnell
    PG, 6' 1", -0.82 LEBRON
    Slasher

    $8.1M

    3yrs

    12
  • Myles Turner
    Myles Turner
    C, 6' 11", 3.27 LEBRON
    Stretch Big

    $18.0M

    1yr

    12
  • Terry Rozier
    Terry Rozier
    PG, 6' 1", 1.82 LEBRON
    Primary Ball Handler

    $21.4M

    4yrs

    4
  • P.J. Washington

    TO

    P.J. Washington
    PF, 6' 7", 0.02 LEBRON
    Team Option | Stretch Big

    $5.8M

    1yr

    4
  • Roster Moves
  • Hassan Whiteside

    FA

    Hassan Whiteside
    C, 3.39 LEBRON
    Re-Sign Free Agent | Roll + Cut Big

    $6.0M

    1yr

    29
  • Notes

    Re-signed free agent Hassan Whiteside to a 1 year contract worth $6.0M.

    2022 $6.0M

+ 0  Wins

+50.62  MPG

+0.55  Off.

+0.87  Def.

Comment Opinions Please. Is This Good? Read The Full Description As All The Trade Details, Draft Picks, & Free Agent Signings Are There.

1. Hire Mike D’Antoni As The New Head Coach

Why ?: D’Antoni would be a terrific head coach to help Ball go to the next level. He already showed what he can do with Harden, now let’s see what he can do with LaMelo.

2. Trade Terry Rozier, Gordon Hayward, PJ Washington, & 2022 1st(#13) To The Utah Jazz For Rudy Gobert & Mike Conley

Why ?: To acquire a legit All-Star center that can protect the rim & catch lobs from LaMelo. Gobert will help Charlotte become a consistent playoff team with his abilities on the defensive end.

3. Move Mike Conley & Nick Richards To The Los Angeles Clippers For Norman Powell & Brandon Boston Jr

Why ?: There is simply no need for Conley on the roster when you already have Ball, so it would be smart to flip him for a defensive guard that can be LaMelo’s backcourt partner. Powell would fit perfectly next to Ball as a two way player that can take pressure off of Ball defensively & shoot the ball well from deep.

4. Deal Kelly Oubre Jr, Mason Plumlee, & 2022 NOP 1st(#15) To The Detroit Pistons For Jerami Grant & 2022 BKN 2nd(#46)

Why ?: The addition of Jerami Grant gives Charlotte one of the best front courts in the league, especially defensively. Grant & Gobert, along with Powell, would help turn the Hornets into a Top 5 defensive team. Acquiring Grant also allows Bridges to play his natural position at the three.

5. Draft Jaylin Williams(C, 6’10 240) With The #43 Pick In The 2022 NBA Draft

Why ?: He is an athletic do it all big man that can score the ball in a variety of ways & pass the ball well. Williams is a good rebounder & decent defender. All he really needs to do is improve his shot & shot blocking.

6. Draft Alondes Williams(PG, 6’5 210) With The #46 Pick In The 2022 NBA Draft

Why ?: Alondes give Charlotte a win now prospect that can come off the bench & potentially provide valuable minutes. He’s got great experience at the collegiate level & is someone who knows how to score the ball. Williams though does need to improve his outside shooting to get consistent minutes in a rotation.

7. Resign Miles Bridges To A Four Year Contract Worth $130 Million

Why ?: Very obvious, he’s their second star after Ball & someone who should have been an All-Star this season.

8. Sign Victor Oladipo Using The Full MLE To A Three Year Contract Worth $35 Million

Why ?: Oladipo would be a tremendous pickup for Charlotte as either a 6th man or starter alongside LaMelo. He’s shown in these playoffs that he’s still got it & can defend well.

9. Resign Cody Martin To A One Year Deal Worth The Minimum

Why ?: He has been a steady contributor for the Hornets off the bench & should be retained.

10. Sign Caleb Martin To A One Year Deal Worth The Minimum

Why ?: Is Cody’s twin brother.

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Hornets Ideal Starting Lineup:

Ball, Powell, Bridges, Grant, & Gobert

Backup Five:

Oladipo, Bouknight, Martin, McDaniels, & Jones

Rest Of Bench:

Williams, Boston Jr, Martin, Thor, & Williams

Two Way Players/G-League:

Scottie Lewis & Darius Days

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