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Kawshen
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#1 Posted on 5.5.04 1340.06
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Interesting stuff here about who's going to be protected and who isn't. This draft is 2 days before the real draft:

http://www.nba.com/ bobcats/ news/draft_central_draft_chatter.html

You know, if they do this well enough, they could have a respectable expansion team record. Don't forget their in a division with Miami, Orlando, Washington and Atlanta.

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#2 Posted on 5.5.04 1420.47
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They get the benefit of being the only expansion team too. With the Hornets/Heat,Magic/T-Wolves and Grizzlies/Raptors drafts, there were fewer guys going more places.

Interestingly, the last seven teams added to the NBA have appeared in exactly one NBA finals series(Orlando, 1995).
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#3 Posted on 6.5.04 0117.10
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And another new wrinkle I seem to remember reading about (I think in an ESPN.com expansion-draft package a month or two back) is that there's a new wrinkle to the draft this time around.

Supposedly Charlotte can take players with bad contracts in the draft and then cut the players at little-to-no penalty to themselves or the team they took the player from.

To get Charlotte to take these kind of players, teams might be willing to part with 1st-round draft picks (allegedly some teams might even part with high-lottery picks) just to get out from under some particularly bad deals.

It would certainly put an interesting spin on the true draft (at least for prospective fans) if the 'Cats had a bunch of early picks.
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#4 Posted on 6.5.04 0128.03
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    Originally posted by beefncheddar
    To get Charlotte to take these kind of players, teams might be willing to part with 1st-round draft picks (allegedly some teams might even part with high-lottery picks) just to get out from under some particularly bad deals.


They can also give them up to 3 million in cash.
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#5 Posted on 6.5.04 0132.21
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Yeah, I completely forgot about the cash considerations. I seriously wonder if this doesn't have the possibility to blow up in the league's face.

I guess my "I guess I'm going to be a Bobcats fan" fantasy is to have them land four or five lottery picks. It might make for a terrible team, but it sure would keep things lively at The Hive and Son of The Hive.
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#6 Posted on 6.5.04 0258.32
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Well, the provisions of the expansion draft certainly favor the Bobcats... just about anything could happen.

I'd be very surprised if the Orlando Magic didn't give the Bobcats a call. “Hey, Bernie, we're gonna leave Grant Hill off the protected list. If you pick him up in the expansion draft and then cut him, we'll give you $3 million in cash and a first-round draft pick in... let's say 2006.”

So the Bobcats draft Hill and then cut him immediately, removing him from their roster and salary-cap number. The Bobcats would still have to pay him, but there are no salary-cap penalties whatsoever on them. The Magic, in turn, get rid of a bad contract, freeing up cap room for them to sign a quality free-agent.

Or inversely, the Bobcats could shrewdly refuse to make this deal, because it'd give the division-rival Magic the opportunity to improve themselves.

In any event, I'd be surprised if bad contracts aren't picked up a few times by the Bobcats and then immediately released. I wouldn't expect that to happen more than two or three times, though, because the 'Cats still have a team to build, after all.

Pacers Ramifications

Regarding how this will affect my Pacers... yikes, we're likely to lose a player who can actually play. Jamison Brewer, Kenny Anderson and Anthony Johnson are unrestricted free-agents after the year's up, so they're not eligible to be protected (or drafted). I'd imagine the Pacers will protect Jermaine O'Neal, Ron Artest, Al Harrington, Jamaal Tinsley, Reggie Miller, Jeff Foster, Fred Jones, and Johnathan Bender. So that'd leave Austin Croshere, Primoz Brezec, James Jones and Scot Pollard eligible to be picked up in the expansion draft.

Croshere's got a really bad contract, but at the same time he can opt out of his deal at the conclusion of the '04-'05 season. Even then, I can't imagine he necessarily would do that, because he's certainly not likely to get a better deal. But if he got drafted by the Bobcats, it'd depend on if he was happy with the franchise, and also depend quite a bit on money. Or so one would assume.

Brezec's still got another $3 million due to him from his rookie contract. He's yet to break out in any substantial way, but might very well blossom if given good playing time, even with a bad team.

James Jones' rookie contract expires in '05 at the team's option. He's a minimum-contract player, since he was a second-round draft pick.

Scot Pollard's contract is $30.7 million, expiring in '06.

I think the Bobcats are most likely to take either Jones (a young player who could be due for a breakout sophomore season), Pollard (a hard-nosed player who'll give it his all every night), or Brezec (a really big guy in a conference lacking in really big guys), in that order. I'd be very surprised if they took Croshere, because of his contract. Unless they were to take him and then immediately cut him.

But once a player's taken by the Bobcats in the expansion draft, he cannot return to his original team for a year. As bad as Austin's contract is, I can't imagine the Pacers want to lose him completely-- especially with the way he's stepped up thus far in this year's playoffs.

But anyway... those are my thoughts regarding how the draft may play into the Pacers' future. Right now, though, I'm focusing more attention on the Pacers' immediate future, beginning with Game 1 of their Eastern Conference semifinal series against the Miami Heat tonight.

Go Pacers!
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#7 Posted on 8.5.04 1131.29
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    Originally posted by beefncheddar
    And another new wrinkle I seem to remember reading about (I think in an ESPN.com expansion-draft package a month or two back) is that there's a new wrinkle to the draft this time around.

    Supposedly Charlotte can take players with bad contracts in the draft and then cut the players at little-to-no penalty to themselves or the team they took the player from.

    To get Charlotte to take these kind of players, teams might be willing to part with 1st-round draft picks (allegedly some teams might even part with high-lottery picks) just to get out from under some particularly bad deals.

    It would certainly put an interesting spin on the true draft (at least for prospective fans) if the 'Cats had a bunch of early picks.


I would love to use this and stock up on first round picks. Be active on draft day trading a pick or two forward and have some fun. You are going to suck for the first 2 or 3 years but draft a good group of young players and fill in the veterans as time goes on.
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#8 Posted on 9.5.04 0427.35
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It'd be pretty wild if the Bobcats did the “help-a-team-get-rid-of-a-guy-in-exchange-for-a-draft-pick” thing constantly. Heh, it'd be funny in a way.

“With the first pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Bobcats select...”

“With the second pick in the 2004 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Bobcats select...”

“With the... oh, what the hell... with the third, fourth, fifth and sixth picks in the 2004 NBA Draft, the Charlotte Bobcats select...”
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