Bobcats projected roster (Insider)

Bobcats projected roster (Insider)

Postby JSM on Thu Mar 11, 2004 10:36 am

Here is who Insider thinks the Bobcats will end up with this summer:

Name: Jahidi White
Team: Suns
Contract: 1 year, $6.2 million
Comments:
How do the Suns convince the Bobcats to swallow this contract? They offer $3 million in cash (the most a team can pay) and their first-round pick (currently the third pick in the draft). The Bobcats would jump at the chance to have another high lottery pick. Why does Phoenix do it? Getting White off the books gives them roughly $16 million in cap space to make a run at Kobe Bryant this summer. They know they're a little short right now.

Name: Elden Campbell
Team: Pistons
Contract: 1 year, $4.4 million
Comments:
This is the second of three deals the Bobcats would have to consider. If the Pistons threw in $3 million in cash, Campbell would cost them just $1.4 million for the season. Throw in a future Pistons first-rounder (Detroit already traded this year's away), and the Bobcats may just bite. What's in it for Detroit? An extra $4.4 million in cap space should allow them to re-sign both Mehmet Okur and Rasheed Wallace this summer.

Name: Larry Hughes
Team: Wizards
Contract: 1 year, $5.5 million
Comments:
This will be the other deal to look at. The Wizards also are interested in clearing cap space, and Hughes may tempt the Bobcats. He's a good, young talent with only one year left on his contract. Hughes can play multiple positions and gives the team someone who can score and pass the ball. If the Wizards threw in cash, would the Bobcats bite? Washington might be willing to throw in its lottery pick (currently No. 6) if the Bobcats took Christian Laettner (1 year, $6.2 million) instead. The Wizards, in return, clear enough room to throw $10 million or so at a free agent this summer.

Name: Troy Bell
Team: Grizzlies
Contract: 2 years, $2.8 million
Comments:
The Grizzlies are going to have to leave at least two interesting young prospects unprotected. Looking at their roster, it looks like Bell is the most promising. A lottery-pick point guard last year, Bell can score, handle the ball, is a great athlete and a four-year college star. Dahntay Jones and Theron Smith also are interesting options here, but Bell has the most upside.

Name: Melvin Ely
Team: Clippers
Contract: 1 year, $1.7 million
Comments:
The Clippers leave Ely unprotected knowing that the Bobcats will be tempted. The former lottery pick has struggled to crack a deep frontcourt in L.A. His ability to play the four or the five should be appealing to Charlotte. He's probably the best young four on the board. Clearing this cap space allows the Clippers to get roughly $16 million under the cap this summer to make a run at Kobe.

Name: Tamar Slay
Team: Nets
Contract: Restricted free agent
Comments:
From here on out, the Bobcats probably switch gears and start looking for bargains or restricted free agents who immediately come off the books. Slay is a promising talent who could be re-signed, but mostly he allows the Bobcats to conserve their cap space.

Name: Jamal Sampson
Team: Lakers
Contract: 1 year, $695,000 (team option)
Comments:
Sampson is young and very athletic. He may be worth a look at a minimum salary to see what they have. There aren't going to be very many young, athletic bigs in this draft or in free agency, so Sampson is worth the trouble.

Name: Jarron Collins
Team: Jazz
Contract: Restricted free agent
Comments:
Collins has been solid as a starting and reserve power forward for the Jazz. If he would agree to a small contract, he'd be a nice pick-up here. Otherwise, he becomes an unrestricted free agent, goes off the cap, and the Bobcats save money for the free-agent market.

Name: James Jones
Team: Pacers
Contract: 1 year, $600,000 (team option)
Comments:
The Pacers would hate to lose him. Jones has great athleticism and shooting ability for a 6-foot-8 player. He's the type of guy that could make the team as a role player.

Name: Omar Cook
Team: Blazers
Contract: 1 year, $400,000 (team option)
Comments:
Cook has the pedigree and has shown some maturity in the NBDL and with his recent stint with the Blazers. His salary is more attractive than anything else, but he's probably a guy who gets invited to training camp for a look.

Name: Richie Frahm
Team: Sonics
Contract: 1 year, $600,000 (team option)
Comments:
Frahm has had a few nice moments in Seattle, but again, this is just about saving money at this point.

Name: Jeff Trepagnier
Team: Nuggets
Contract: 1 year, $700,000 (team option)
Comments:
He's a high flyer, but if they take him, the Bobcats probably won't exercise his option.

Name: Ruben Boumtje Boumtje
Team: Cavaliers
Contract: Restricted free agent
Comments:
Another cap casualty. He really doesn't fit, but he allows the team to save cash.

Name: Jon Stefansson
Team: Mavericks
Contract: 4 years, $2.2 million (team option)
Comments:
Once again, the Bobcats draft him and promptly dump him.
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Postby Kobe834 on Thu Mar 11, 2004 12:17 pm

oh hell, nah, we keepin Jamal. Asides from that, this is truly, the worst lineup ever.
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Postby crucifido on Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:07 pm

Awesome! If the worst the Lakers lose is an unproven pogo stick type of player - sweet.

If this comes to pass, it's no surprise that anexpansion team will field an incredibly mediocre to bad team during their first year.
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Postby JSM on Thu Mar 11, 2004 1:19 pm

the only promising players that team would have would be...Hughes, White, and Elden; aside from them, that is a horrendous team. If that is what they end up with or something like it, then they will have the #1 pick in the draft for years to come.
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Postby strikemode14 on Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:22 pm

i kinda want white to back up shaq but, this team is pretty sad and I didn't want them to take sampson he has potential
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Postby JSM on Thu Mar 11, 2004 6:47 pm

strikemode14 wrote:i kinda want white to back up shaq but, this team is pretty sad and I didn't want them to take sampson he has potential


this isn't anything official, it's just who ESPN Insider thinks will be on the Bobcats roster next season
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Postby lakerfanimal on Thu Mar 11, 2004 9:24 pm

i heard they mit get antwaan jamison
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