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October 1, 2013, 02:08 PM
Of course, we do need to talk about the biggest acquisition in Bobcats history, no not Al Jefferson, the Charlotte Hornets! Once the best decision Jordan has ever made as an executive was announced, ticket sales and excitement reached levels the Bobcats didn???t see when they made the playoffs!
Sadly, Alonzo Mourning is not walking through that door.

Bobcats to HornetsHow would you like to double your win total, without adding anyone who needs to make plans at the All-Star game, and STILL get fired??
That is the problem Mike Dunlap had, and he is replaced with Steve Clifford.
Who?
Exactly. Clifford does has some names on the bench, notably Bob Weiss, who has been coaching in the NBA for decades, Patrick Ewing, who should be duct-taped to Al Jefferson (and will be the next coach of the Hornets) and Mark Price- who should be working with Kemba Walker and Gerald Henderson on what this whole ???assist??? thing is about. I would not buy a house if I was Clifford, but if the Hornets find a great coach, then they hit a goldmine, if not then Ewing becomes a coach for his buddy, and Clifford can take his payout and coach in the Big 12.

Lets start with Al Jefferson, whom possibly becomes the best player in franchise history- something only LeBron James has experienced as an incoming free agent in the last decade.Al Jefferson

Center: If he learns anything from Ewing on the defensive end, Al is going to be well worth the money, offensively, he gives the Cats the best option 1 since Gerald Wallace was making a case for a top 3 SF in the NBA. Al is going to be a centerpiece on offense and could put up very good numbers if spacing comes together.
Backing him up is Bismack Biyombo. If the ???Cats could get the NBA to change starters like the NFL on offense and defense, they would be set. BB tries hard, but simply is too stiff to be more than a defensive spot player. UNC alum Brendan Heywood is there, but is coming to the end of a decent career, but is still a good positional rebounder.
Behind them is DeSanga Diop, who is possibly even more worthless than BB with 5 fouls.
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