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Would you prefer to keep Neal at this point given how dominant he's been playing this far?
Yeah i guess with PJ and Stephenson added to the mix, it stresses the importance of retaining good locker rooms guys such as Henderson. Henderson is a leader to this team and i do believe that he will be one of the better 6th men, being versatile on offense and defense. However with his stock, don't you think he would be a more valuable trade chip at the moment? Rather than waiting till the next trade period after a possible decline coming off the bench? Maybe switch Biz with Cody in the trade idea, Cody will probably see much more game time this season after Vonlehs surgery, as it could prevent Clifford from wanting to play Vonleh too much this season, similar to what happened with Porter last year. Trading Biz though would mean we would have to go after another C.
Is there any moves or trades you think would be realistic and necessary at this time?
OK, so i've been doing some reading and there's been links with Josh Smith and Charlotte. I don't know, i'm not against the idea even though his contract is hideous and he's coming off a shocking season, but you gotta wonder what he could potentially give us... Here's my trade idea;
-Gerald Henderson, Gary Neal and Cody Zeller for Josh Smith + maybe a pick
Slide Smith to the starting PF role, with Vonleh being the primary back up, while Marvin plays a bit more time behind MKG rather than at the 4. Thoughts?
Yeah, ok that does make sense about the Neal trade speculation. And i guess if we are ready to give Hairston a solid role then why not use him as that type of player. Henderson had an off season last season, he was still solid and lived up to what his contract should suggest, but in terms of development i was kind of expecting a bit more from him. However Henderson as the 6th would work. He's long, can shoot and slash, has a defensive game and can even get in the post now and then, so he's able to play at both the 2 and 3 coming off the bench.
Brian Roberts should do really well here, he will be good in the pick and rolls with Big Al and Zeller, having potential distributors around him on the wings too (Stephenson and Henderson) could allow him to see quite a few open shots, not to mention the open looks coming from Big Al. I'm a fan of Roberts, he kind of had a season similar to Xzavier Henry, who i was a big fan of also. I prefer Roberts here than Sessions.
Im no fan of Perkins either, i've hated him ever since Dallas's championship run and he kept getting into scuffles with Tyson. But i feel a big body that can set screens while only being a bench player could work, and could beneficial towards guys like Kemba, Hairston, Roberts and Stephenson, however his arrogance and off court presence is probably what we don't want within this new franchise at this stage. I do believe in Biz, but i do feel our C rotation is a bit thin at the moment.
Whats your predictions for this squad in terms of the record they'll finish with?
Yeah, that Marvin Williams signing is getting a bit too much criticism really. He fills Charlotte's needs tremendously, a veteran presence, someone able to stretch the floor and a guy who is versatile on the defensive end, being able to defend the wing and even in the post. I wonder if he will be our starting 4? Clifford seems certain that he isn't big on the idea of playing Zeller at the 5, so the rotation at the 4 shall be interesting.
Honestly, i would rather keep Neal and trade away Henderson, even though Henderson is treated like a leader to this team, going through all the downs this franchise has been through. I think trading Henderson could benefit us, and free up the rotation behind Stephenson. Trading Henderson for guys like Kendrick Perkins or Tristan Thompson could work, probably Perkins better, he would be a great defensive anchor coming off the bench and could enable us to play a huge lineup consisting of Perkins/ Big Al/ Williams, he's entering his final year too so it eliminate a lot of risk. What do you think? I was keen on the Tristan idea before we signed Marvin, that way we keep our 3P threat in Neal.
Another idea is signing Emeka Okafor? Imagine bringing him back to Charlotte to be our primary back up? He's treated so underrated-ly this off season. Or Josh Davies, not a need, but a good young asset this team could stash in the D-League or something?
You back on B/R? Thoughts on Charlotte's off season?
Where have you been?!?!?!
Ben Gordon + Portland's 2014 pick for Arron Afflalo + possibly Glen Davis (to match Gordon's contract) ??
Yeah i don't get why the front office is considering possible S&T's. Henderson is who we need, if he can work on his 3, then he will be a much more complete offensive threat. It is annoying that Kevin Martin and Kyle Korver got so overpaid (imo), because now Henderson feels he should be payed a similar amount- and he should.
Ross, not sure if i would swap Hendo for him.
Are you a Bucks fan also?
What would be your ideal S&T scenario for Gerald Henderson?, if we were to trade him that is.