2024 Draft Channels archive

This topic is an archive of the 2024 Draft Night chat channel.

Originally sent in 2024 Draft Night
Eastley

Welcome to Draft 2024

powellrmp

I really wish they didn’t break the draft up into two nights. A long night of 6-10pm or 7-11pm would be fine. But hey, it’s all about the tv money. I get it

potato2

Any idea if the pick clock will be longer now? Only way I could see myself liking it is if they make the pick clock longer which gives more time for trades and shit to manifest

Eastley

No idea but second round has to move up from 2 mins

I know it's second round but Vecinie has us picking Klintman in the 2nd round. In that case, I'm much more interested in a non SF in the first round.

powellrmp

Klintman was in the draft last year but withdrew right? Am I thinking of the right person?

Icky_Thump

So this has turned into the Mark Williams-is he healthy or not draft?

Plowright

That's correct @powellrmp, he was at Wake Forest and then went overseas to Australia this year

Eastley

He flashed at the end of his one year at WFU. But he showed out quite well at eurobasket I thought.

powellrmp

Chances of seeing a sign and trade of miles bridges tonight? I’ll go 15-20%

Eastley

I'd rejoice at that if so

GeraldWallaceMVP

Ready to cope

Eastley

Is that a Copa joke?

powellrmp

COPE: Complicit Optimism (but) Probably Ennui

Eastley

I am giddy to see if we're a different team this year. Not just w/ the draft but w/ FA as well.

Like do we bluff and throw out misinformation, do we deal, do we just seem non-Hornetsy

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Chef

I care way more about not resigning miles than I do who gets drafted

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Eastley

don't know if you can have a S&T tonight as that would require a deal with team the player didn't end the season with.

spectre

Shepherd reminds me of Ashe in All American. I hate that guy

Chef

I am ok with it not happening tonight. I am more focused on it just not happening. Honestly, I would rather lose him for nothing vs resigning

Eastley

Feel like these intros are being shot by Paul Verhoeven's cinematographer for all his early movies.

So who goes #1?

Chef

Adam silver may be the least motivating public speaker.

Reichessar

Eastley

I bet it's a curveball

kitch0202

Someone French.

GoBobcats24

Risacher gonna be an all star?

Hard to say

Hes bench right now

Eastley

Don't think they are drafting a guard

Chef

No spoilers on the chat also. But please post trade details if they happen

Eastley

I have no way to obtain spoilers

Chef

I thought they mostly get tweeted before, no?

Eastley

I have no tweeter/xer so nothing from me

Chef

Is that Kyle korver in the hawks draft room?

GoBobcats24

Yes he looks like he could suit up

Eastley

There you go, Risacher went where expected.

interesting, I thought it was going to be a Bennett draft start

powellrmp

This draft is so silly. That guy in a decent draft is a 8-12 pick

spectre

Hope it doesn’t fall like everyone is predicting. Be kinda boring

Eastley

wonder if we'll actually see our draft pick tonight and not be in commercial? That would be a big change

kitch0202

Risacher going 1 makes me think that one of Clingan and Sarr will be there at 6 …

Eastley

I don't know that I'd want either of them

kitch0202

Neither do I. Was thinking trade back to 7 or 9.

powellrmp

in a good draft, risacher is more of a 12-16 pick

I mean, sarr played like 20 minutes a game (or less)

that’s crazy. Drafting a guy who averaged 10ppg vs another guy who played 20 minutes per game…with pick number one

GoBobcats24

Wasn't sarr "guaranteed" to Wiz?

If he fell to 2*

Coulda been bs

Eastley

or place kicker

spectre

He wouldn’t work out with ATL

Eastley

Take a punter Wiz

GoBobcats24

They aren't doing a 10 min clock

Guess they scrapped that

spectre

Nope still 5

Icky_Thump

Its 5 agains

Chef

If Memphis is serious about trading, I would do it

spectre

If it’s Smart hell yes

GoBobcats24

Same Chef

Eastley

Is he Olivier Sarr's brother?

GoBobcats24

Yes

If thats the g league dude

powellrmp

I’ll try to dial down the sarr-casm

That’s not funny, it’s all I had in the moment

GoBobcats24

Boo

Jk

powellrmp

sarr will be out of the league in 4 years

GoBobcats24

Lol

Is that Sarrcasm?

spectre

K it’s supposed to get interesting now right

GoBobcats24

My guess here is Sheppard

kitch0202

Who goes next? This is where things get interesting. I'm hoping Reed goes.

Eastley

His brother seemed sooooo promising when Wake landed him about 7 years ago. He never turned out … but then again, Manning wasn't really getting the most out of most of our guys so…

Chef

Atlanta made a mistake. SARR should have been #1

GoBobcats24

Risacher has a nice shot

powellrmp

An Anthony Bennett level bust

Eastley

Should I be rooting for Knecht, or Shep, or Holland?

Chef

Atlanta needs defense and court balance way more than a perimeter shooter

spectre

If it is a trade its usually announced after the pick isn’t it

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GoBobcats24

Normally well after

Eastley

no, it's tones and then "we have a trade" - right?

before the announced pick

GoBobcats24

If you talking about Silver

spectre

Yup

Eastley

oh, you mean when the actual trade is announced vs. when "a" trade is announced

spectre

Yessir

QC_Thundercats

Here’s where the night could get interesting, Clingan or Reed here I’d guess

Chef

ESPN always messes this up in draft coverage. They need to tell the trade as it happens

Eastley

There goes Shep

Chef

Memphis should be calling right about now

Eastley

Is that kid Andy from Toy Story?

GoBobcats24

I wonder if he can overcome his size

QC_Thundercats

Alright, potential trade down strategy is in effect

GoBobcats24

He isn't THAT small. 42 inch vert

Eastley

or Andy from The Office

Chef

He's small

kitch0202

Please let Castel get to 6!

Eastley

It's going to be Castle, Knecht, or Holland

GoBobcats24

This right here is where all hell breaks loose in this draft

Originally sent in 2024 Draft Night
powellrmp

Reed is definitely small

kitch0202

The only thing take could be better would be dropping to 7, so Portland can get Klingan and we still pick Castle!!!

spectre

Think we’d pass on Clingan if he’s still there?

powellrmp

I don’t want castle

GoBobcats24

I am afraid of non shooters at guard in today's nba

kitch0202

Me too, but he has EVERYTHING else.

powellrmp

MKG that thinks he’s a PG

it doesn’t matter if you can’t shoot. Unfortunately

GoBobcats24

I loved MKG and we need that type of player but hes gotta be a shooter

powellrmp

I mean, I hope castle can learn shooting

Chef

That's where I am especially with perimeter players

GoBobcats24

With the way the game is played today

Chef

If you can't shoot you are null

kitch0202

The BIG difference is, Castle isn't a non shooter.

potato2

Very relieved we didn’t trade up

Chef

And there is no "he can learn to shoot" not on the job in the nba

spectre

And his form isn’t broken like MKG

Eastley

Why does ESPN have Dillingham so highly valued?

Think Castle goes here

Chef

Dillingham can ball. He is just a small combo guard

Hornets686

Surprise pick! Cam Spencer!

powellrmp

Thank god

GoBobcats24

welp all of a sudden Castle can shoot

Chef

Best place for him

Eastley

Spurs will win games because opponents won't get over 60 points

spectre

This is going so predictable

Steelmatic

He got his wish.

Chef

Castle and wemby is going to be a nightmare

GoBobcats24

I wouod have drafted him if I could have sent him to the Spurs for 2 years first

Eastley

Guy won't need to shoot a lick haha

kitch0202

:cry:

QC_Thundercats

Never thought about the Portland angle for Clingan. If they want to guarantee we dont trade with Memphis, they can trade up a spot for him

potato2

Pretty chalky top 4

GoBobcats24

Welp is he about to be Wemby's PG?

Eastley

Det won't pick Clingan

spectre

Looking like knect isn’t it

Eastley

they have 1400 PF/C already, no?

kitch0202

Trade back and pick Devin Carter! My absolute No.1 wish in this draft.

powellrmp

Knecht was the Vegas favorite, by far

Chef

Trade down. Perfect draft to do it in the perfect spot

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Eastley

What would Memphis pay for Clingan

spectre

I want smart and 9

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kitch0202

If Clingan is there, there must be trade interest … surely!!!

Chef

That highlight of him shooting that three was funny comparing it to the shot chart that was posted in the forum. Literally the only place he made them

Honestly east, doesn't have to be a huge haul

Eastley

Wasn't Buzelles long time pegged for DET

spectre

Yea

Eastley

I'm betting Buzelis goes to DET

could have sworn he was the guy long time tagged to them

QC_Thundercats

We almost have to trade back if CLingan is there. Smart and Knecht or Carter would be sweet

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Chef

Smart would be a really really good add. Especially for melo who needs to grow up

spectre

Langdon fielding several calls

kitch0202

I'n not a Knecht fan, but if I'm getting him AND Smart, sign me up.

GoBobcats24

Lol woj acting like the Pistons gonna cash in on Clingan

On the broadcast

spectre

Holland?

Eastley

I would really like Holland

Steelmatic

Wow! I would have also

Eastley

I don't like that Langdon keeps disappearing

Chef

I'd take Holland over castle but neither can shoot

GoBobcats24

Its crazy they are spoiling it right on the broadcast now

powellrmp

Holland to det?

Chef

I don't either east. He isn't talking on camera

kitch0202

WOW!

powellrmp

Wow

kitch0202

Trade, trade, trade …

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powellrmp

is Detroit the new charlotte?

Eastley

Ok, let's see if we trade back - we have the tools to do so

FoundingHornet

DK

spectre

We’re not taking Clingan either then

Buckets22

Wow

Chef

Hey Detroit how about that Ivey fella?

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spectre

Well there’s the surprise

potato2

Good pick for the Pistons

kitch0202

We HAVE to trade back. There must be interest …

7 and 9 have to be on the cards …

Steelmatic

I knew no one was taking Clingan. Please don’t let it be us.

kitch0202

7 and you get your No.1 guy on the board.

Eastley

trade Clingan to MEM

IF they are buying

kitch0202

9 and you still get one of Carter, Cody or Knecht!

Eastley

yes, trade back if they are buying and still get Knecht

Chef

And the pick is… commercial

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Eastley

Lord knows, if we take that unknown French kid, lol

powellrmp

What a bullet dodged. So glad we didn’t get holland

Eastley

Come on Jeff!

FoundingHornet

Panthers and hornets always get the commercial

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Chef

Really do. It's pretty funny

GoBobcats24

Obligatory Hornets draft pick commercial break

kitch0202

It's 01:43 for me. I'm having some nice Whiskey if we nail this!

Chef

I am rooting for a trade. Only because it's fun

Eastley

Yes, a trade would be so un-us

Icky_Thump

oof

powellrmp

Ooookay fam

Eastley

if we pick Clingan, I have to believe there's a trade afoot

powellrmp

Eh, I believe in nothing

only pain

Eastley

sooo many commercials

FoundingHornet

I honestly think we are staying Pat with DK

Chef

Broadcast says pick is in.

Originally sent in 2024 Draft Night
Hornets686

Clingan! Let’s go!

Eastley

TV says commercials are on

Icky_Thump

We're drafting Cooper Flag guys

woodsy23

Wild

Eastley

that shit was real, OMG

Steelmatic

Wowwwww!

GoBobcats24

This dude is a damn project

Chef

Left field!!!

Icky_Thump

Cooper Flagg come on down!

spectre

Wow!

powellrmp

Fucking fuck

kitch0202

I need to know what offer we turned down!!!

Steelmatic

It may be for a trade.

powellrmp

okay, now I am actually pissed

Steelmatic

But I’m not even mad at it.

Icky_Thump

I'll start the Tank Train NOW!

powellrmp

unbelievable

like, this draft would warrant very little irritation from me. But really man

Chef

Frees up most nights for me between Nov and April that's for sure

Eastley

maybe we went motor first?

FoundingHornet

I like it. Best shot at a unicorn in this draft

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Chef

I will say that's an anti MJ pick

Eastley

true

FoundingHornet

true Chef

spectre

Isnt he basically pachulia?

Eastley

if we were going to go the Gianis stab route, this might be it

Icky_Thump

So many ways they could have gone and people would be like ok… and they do THIS

lmao

GoBobcats24

So best case scenario Aaron Gordon?

Idk

I watch a highlight video of him and it was all cuts and dunks

Chef

I think they think best case scenario is giannis

powellrmp

What a waisted pick

GoBobcats24

Lol well if hes Giannis lets go LOL

JFoster

I thought we were done with long term projects??

potato2

When has this type of thing ever worked out well for us

GeraldWallaceMVP

Powell I like you but after last year you can’t say any pick is a waste for a bit

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Hornets686

Why didn’t we get Brandon Ingram!

spectre

I mean these are all mostly role players so why not take a swing

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JFoster

Havent the hornets learned their lesson with this shit?

powellrmp

cool, this should help Melo and the team a lot 3-4 years down the road

Chef

Its not going to work. But that's how this all goes for us as hornets fans.

Icky_Thump

So apparently this is a CLIFFORD pick BTW

Chef

Trade melo Powell?

powellrmp

I’m exasperated guys

Eastley

Let's go Cooper Flagg in 2025?

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powellrmp

lean years?

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Eastley

nah, this is more fun than I expected. I like 17 years old and who knows

powellrmp

my patience is pretty fucking lean as is

Chef

In Charlotte we work in decades. Lean decades

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kitch0202

I understand taking a swing, I really do, but it tells me Portland wouldn't bite and 9 was too far to drop for our FO. I really hope we find out the offer that was turned down.

powellrmp

This helps us is zero ways for 3-4 years minimum

Steelmatic

I still wonder if it may be for a trade. But if not I get it it. The new regime has a runway. Swing for the fences while we’re up this high in the lottery with no sure things out there.

Eastley

there may have been no offer guys

paying to move up in this draft could be firable offenses for some GMs

powellrmp

No trade, this is it

Alexis ajinça 2.0, but younger!

Steelmatic

I believe the spurs liked him at 8.

Eastley

I just like we have the Major League "who are these fucking guys?"

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JFoster

I just…. Man this is disappointing. O well whats 3 more lean years gunna hurt?

powellrmp

I’m going to have some quiet moments to myself. Unreal man. I don’t drink, so I’ll go slam an NA beer.

Icky_Thump

How do we have a whole new FO and Coach etc. and listen to Clifford on this draft pick???

Eastley

If you are getting bent about THIS draft, I think you might want to take a breath

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Hornets686

Clifford wanted Mitchell!

kitch0202

Could this pick mean a trade for #8?

I'm reaching …

Steelmatic

That’s what I was wondering

GeraldWallaceMVP

Imma be honest yall if Kencht was the difference between our team succeeding or failing we were gonna succeed

Eastley

I assume you mean "weren't" and if so, 100% agree

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Icky_Thump

Again, a million ways they could have gone and it been like ok… but this was a REACH into a bag of hot garbage @Eastley

Eastley

this is NOT a draft that we're going to win by picking someone predicted to hit when noone espects any of these guys are even all nba levels

powellrmp

Our team has so many needs

GoBobcats24

Tim Duncan sighting

Hornets686

Why not take Cody Williams?!

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powellrmp

I’d rather just trade out of the draft to acquire assets, even if the trade return isn’t very good

cltblkhscoach

My Hornets never let me down. Good grief man

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Icky_Thump

exactly

I just hope they didn't piss off Coach Lee with this pick but considering his "lean years" comments maybe he knew

Eastley

you cannot trade when noone is buying

biggest frustration is this constant assumption that we can trade at will

kitch0202

I get that in most scenarios, but Clingan made me think there must have been offers from 9. If Clingan wasn't there, I wouldn't have been thinking trade

GoBobcats24

Honestly none of us know what kind of player he is

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Icky_Thump

There were reports of lots of interest from Portland and Memphis @Eastley

Eastley

There were reports that Clingan was going #1

Hornets686

Spurs get 2 guards!

Eastley

This is a shit draft, let's have fun with the unknowns

powellrmp

Yeah, and we won’t for 3-4 years

GoBobcats24

He was in the pros

Might be more ready than we think

Youngest in the draft

Icky_Thump

Just as viable either way East

Eastley

Thsi draft was never going to give us next years answer to the Celtics

GoBobcats24

We took a risk

Icky_Thump

We need REAL assets

powellrmp

I’m sure the trade packages were not lucrative, but I’d rather stockpile something to use for real players in the future-this season or next

Hornets686

Maybe this is for a 3 way trade… Hornets get Reed, Rockets get their star, the other team gets this French guy

Icky_Thump

Not a project

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Eastley

Yeah, we took a major risk and I think that's fun

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Icky_Thump

that is the dissappointment I believe

GoBobcats24

I mean who did we miss out on?

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powellrmp

It’s not about missing out on anyone in particular right now

Eastley

you guys are acting like we skipped on Wemby

Hornets686

Trade alert!

powellrmp

I’m not, I just don’t want a crap shoot 3-4 year project when we have needs now

Steelmatic

Dillingham to Minnesota. Wow.

Eastley

Speed kills

Icky_Thump

I just have high doubts they picked the guy that will hit in this draft. (if I'm wrong I'll be very happy to be wrong)

SOmeone is going to be good

powellrmp

Maybe! We’ll see

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Icky_Thump

I feel very very low its going to be this guy

Steelmatic

He’s gonna be great with them. My surest bet in this draft in a great spot.

Chef

What's the trade? Details

Icky_Thump

especially how the Hornets have done with project players

Eastley

New GM, New Coaching Staff, New Training Staff - not sure history is in play here

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Icky_Thump

How many of them were in charge in this position? I'm hearing this was a big time Clifford backed pick

powellrmp

Where did you hear that? Interesting

Chef

This is where ESPN should be breaking the talking with graphics and info

GoBobcats24

Big move by the Wolves

Hornets686

Spurs made a trade

powellrmp

I just want scoring and three point shooting.

GoBobcats24

Yo I saw a spoiler for 9th pick and holy crap

Chef

ESPN is awful. What is the trade. Stop talking

Steelmatic

Exactly. Everyone wanted new. Now we’re brand new doing brand new things.

Eastley

I think let's enjoy it until we shouldn't

Protected 1st on the trade

GoBobcats24

Thats insane

Chef

Love it for Memphis

Icky_Thump

Why we let him have that much say in the pick now is beyond me

Eastley

MJ's outgoing pick wasn't bad, just sayin'

Steelmatic

Right

Icky_Thump

I just feel like we could have made this an asset that benefits this group soon in some way

Locked on Hornets

Eastley

as-in he picked him, or he was applauding the pick?

Icky_Thump

He pushed hard for

powellrmp

Edey has been playing basketball for only 6 years? What??

Eastley

my only hope now is that Filipowski goes 2nd round

oooh, so we were taking calls w/ MEM

Hornets686

Grizzlies were trying to trade up with us!

Chef

Woj just said they were on the phone with Charlotte

Steelmatic

Woj says Memphis was negotiating with us up til the last minute trying to get Clingan.

Icky_Thump

I'm not against Salaun (he's just too much of an unknown)

I just don't know if it makes any sense

Hornets686

Could have traded back and got Cody Williams!

powellrmp

I like what Utah is building

Eastley

I don't either Icky, I just think it's different - we don't normally go high risk/high reward, we have typically gone low risk/no reward or high risk/court appointed attorney

Steelmatic

I like Williams also. Wanted him if we traded back.

powellrmp

I like Taylor Hendricks last year a lot. Cody Williams should be fun, along with keonte George

Chef

What was the SA Minn trade?

Eastley

protected 1st

powellrmp

keyonte*

cltblkhscoach

Man if we wanted this french kid we could have traded back and took him. I'd feel a little better about it then

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Eastley

maybe we thought SAS was hunting him?

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Chef

So straight swap 8 for minn pick and a protected 1st

Eastley

That's all I caught

Hornets686

The great Dan Hurley! Coming up! Let’s go Kemba!

powellrmp

Yeah it’s not like this 17-18 year old French kid wouldn’t have been there later than 6

cltblkhscoach

@Eastley maybe, but it's just another G-League special to me

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Eastley

I mean I got no clue. If it's truly a Clifford actual pick, man that's a bad freaking idea. But if it's a Jeff Peterson special and he's got a feel for things we don't, I am in for the ride

Hornets686

According to Wojnarowski (via Twitter), San Antonio is receiving Minnesota’s unprotected 2031 first-round pick and a 2030 pick swap in the deal.

Wow! What a deal!

QC_Thundercats

Salaun was mocked to Spurs a ton at 8. I wonder since we got him, they didn’t care about anyone else in the draft so they traded back

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cltblkhscoach

Man that's that French connection crap. How many times we gotta have a French guy in Charlotte before we learn

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Eastley

Diaw and Batum were great gets initially, French players aren't a problem. Seems like old ass coaches is a problem moreso

Chef

So they get minn pick this year plus 2031unprotected and 30 swap. That's how a competent franchise operates

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Eastley

wait, which one is competent?

Hornets686

They don’t get Minns pick this year

Chef

Oh ok. I still like that but definitely not as good

San Antonio

Eastley

Wait, the competent franchise wanted the guy we picked 2 spots ahead?

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QC_Thundercats

I’m sure Cliff was allowed his opinion, but I severely doubt they were like, go ahead Cliff, make your pick and we’ll go with it.

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Icky_Thump

Why should he have ANY say though?

Eastley

yeah, I think his "backed" means he was clapping for it.

Hornets686

Neither of the Wolves’ 2024 picks (No. 27 and No. 37) are involved in the trade, confirms Jake Fischer of Yahoo Sports (Twitter link).

Icky_Thump

He failed as coach twice here

Chef

No I am talking about the transaction. There still are no sure things in this draft

ncborn

Looks like we are going the development route! We could be loving this pick in 2 years!

Eastley

I'm going to enjoy this ride until it turns upside down and gets stuck

powellrmp

3-4 years*

Chef

Btw: what hornets686 just did is what the ESPN broadcast should be putting on a crawler. It is insane how much they don't actually put up info real fans want

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Eastley

lol, 6'10" shoes … I know he said 6 foot, 10 in shoes but I like the idea of 6'10" shoes

Chef

I wonder if the hornets aren't going to try and get back in to get Dalton or the guard from Providence

Icky_Thump
Steelmatic

Knect still on the board. Shows what GMs thought of him. That said, he’s gonna find himself in a great spot to succeed immediately with a better team.

Eastley

hey, we could be trading him back for top 20 protected next year

little Duren jab I made there … if you all didn't catch

I'm amusing myself

Chef

Heat gonna get knecht and he is going to be Mike Miller 2.0

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cltblkhscoach

Yep. Corner 3s like Ray Allen on our ass

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powellrmp

Sorry, little French guy would’ve been there later than pick 6

cltblkhscoach

Let's enjoy these lean years guys. Hornets Law reigns supreme

powellrmp

Watch Knecht go to OKC and kill it

anyone would crush it at OKC right now-except for Hayward of course

Chef

And lotion instead of chalk

Eastley

Before he started eating the lotion, that shit was working

powellrmp

That’s a great pick for OKC

Eastley

what does this say about sure thing Knecht?

powellrmp

That he hasn’t played a game yet? Stop trying to stir the pot

Chef

Trade giddy. Replace giddy

Eastley

torn ACL guy went ahead of him

Chef

It probably says topic would be top 5 if he wasn't hurt and OKC has throwaway picks

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Steelmatic

Was a top 3 pick before the injury. Perfect value for OKC. They can wait. Rich her richer.

powellrmp

Topic was a projected top 5

Eastley

they just want to corner the market on 2nd year Rookie of the Year candidates

powellrmp

Well, that’s a good start

Eastley

I want to see a guy named Bub go in the lottery

ncborn

Okay how far will Dalton fall

powellrmp

but real talk, how many seasons will it be before we see this French kid on an nba floor in a hornets jersey

2026?

Chef

He will be there this year.

powellrmp

no way, you think? Like the summer league?

Eastley

if we're all about development, we should see him this year

cltblkhscoach

He'll be ready in 2027 when the renovations are done and we want to start trying again as a franchise

Eastley

he'll go as far as his defensive effort takes him I'd bet

powellrmp

like, not riding the bench and watching games or playing g league. I’d guess late 2025 or 2026

Didn’t he JUST turn 18 or is he still 17?

cltblkhscoach

Has to be 18 to be draft eligible

Steelmatic

Still 17 I believe but he was playing in a pro league!

Chef

I think he is going to be playing this year some. With that pick and the "lean years" comment they may be resetting the roster. I honestly don't think a melo trade is off the table. As well as not resigning miles

cltblkhscoach

Miles being gone is a forgone conclusion now

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powellrmp

Looking at our roster, whose minutes is he taking? I don’t get it. Are we really giving away meaningful minutes to a 18 year old

Icky_Thump

Wonder how picking a player who may not be viable for the next few years and calling it the lean years will motivate Melo to get and stay on the court?

powellrmp

lol, truth man

Eastley

08/10/2005

Chef

My daughter "who is he? (Devin Carter) Is he a basketball player, he looks like an older rapper." Me about to type a Ludacris joke on the chat

Eastley

he'll be 19 before the season starts

Chef

Carter is a great pick for Sacramento

Steelmatic

Idk, I wonder if the market to pay miles is dwindling. Gonna be interesting.

Eastley

make my dream come true and let Kyle go in the 30s

Thursday Night Kyle is my one wish

if Knecht is as good as some think, him going to MIA at 15 is so predictable

powellrmp

Wow great trade for Washington. I thought there were no good trades out there?

Eastley

Bub went in the Lotto! Yes!

Chef

Love bub

Livingston 2.0

Eastley

Felt like he torched Wake but might be thinking of a different game

powellrmp

That trade for Washington was sick

Chef

That was really good value

powellrmp

ill buy you guys a pizza if this French kid plays real minutes this season, and some minites the last 5-10 throwaway games don’t count

I’ll nickname him big tid-y

QC_Thundercats

Didn’t think Dalton would fall so far. 37 isn’t that old for a rookie, is it?

Eastley

you know he's going to MIA now

powellrmp

Or lil tid-y

Chef

Every game with the hornets is a throwaway game after Dec 1

powellrmp

After December 1st, as in for the next season after December 1st as well

Eastley

I like my pizza with shaved truffles

powellrmp

Knecht isn’t that old. Just because he’s seen two world wars doesn’t mean he’s washed up. Having grandkids builds character

QC_Thundercats

If Miami doesn’t take him, he definitely kicked puppies for fun at the combine

Chef

I am a knecht fan and a heat fan only because they are so dang competent

Dang it Miami

Eastley

MIA is such a world destroyer - doesn't matter who they draft, they get something out of them. They could have turned Noah Vonleh into an all star

powellrmp

Good pick. Too bad we couldn’t trade and get some value like Washington did

Chef

As in after Dec 1st the hornets season is over anyway

powellrmp

and before dec 1st as well

Hornets686

Tyler Kolek! We need to get back in the first round for him! Great future back up PG!

QC_Thundercats

Maybe the NBA pulled a Kendrick Perkins in his lack of Brandon Miller vote and forgot Knecht exists

powellrmp

but it’s okay, we have a raw, barely 18 year old French kid who has a great motor

Interested in seeing what ware turns out to be

joy 1
Eastley

Will Knecht go to Lakers at 17?

powellrmp

probably

or ORL

Chef

Mama Ware shedding some really happy proud tears. Pretty neat little shot there

powellrmp

Knecht won’t get past the lakers or magic

Chef

Lakers would be really good for knecht

Eastley

look at all those past Hornets on the Sixers

powellrmp

People over blow his age so much. He’s 23 years old lol

Eastley

Perfect for the Lakers, they have a geriatric program in place already

powellrmp

I didn’t hear people harassing the heat for taking Jaime Jacques. “Ooh the heat are so smart, drafting a vet player”

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Eastley

14 teams have passed on him so far, it's ok to have some fun with the notion that he's falling

Chef

That was actually a pretty good point. It isn't necessarily for the player but for the team

Vet_Picksetter

Should we bother playing LaMelo next season? He'll probably get injured anyway.

cltblkhscoach

Let's put him on the Ben Simmons plan. He will be a valuable expiring contract in 4 years

Eastley

He's got to get on the court first

ncborn

Trade Cody M and get Dalton!

Chef

He's probably injured now

Eastley

I keep forgetting we have Cody Martin on the roster

15 teams

powellrmp

Well the French kid will probably take his minutes.

Eastley

we can still injure the new guy, give us a chance

powellrmp

I was a little ambivalent about McCain when I saw him play. Saw some good stuff, and he was invisible sometimes too

Chef

East is putting all his "I sure hope Dalton isn't good" chips on the table.

Vet_Picksetter

Did the current picking teams even meet/work out Knecht?

Eastley

Nah, I was thinking he goes to MIA and destroys us for years. I think it's interesting how much he's plummeting based solely on age alone. That's pretty crazy. And yeah, that we picked the kid in pull ups is on the other end of the spectrum

powellrmp

Look at what happened to cam Whitmore last year

dropped late to the rockets, and he played some good basketball this year

ncborn

Lakers should go all in on Dalton. This is a GIFT to them.

QC_Thundercats

McCain seems really proud of his painted nails. Like he wants the world know how much he loves to color them in.

Eastley

couldn't be a better situation for him to go to the lakers where he'll draw the 2nd worst cover most nights at worst

Chef

I am old. I would never draft a dude that paints his nails

Eastley

He has really pretty nails. I am jealous

QC_Thundercats

Lakers need shooting, I’d assume they’d wanna go with Michael Jordan’s college roomate with this pick

powellrmp

You know Redick is taking Knecht

QC_Thundercats

Lakers ran to the podium with their pick

Eastley

No way Reddick is in the top 3 GMs on the Lakers

powellrmp

If Knecht slips past lakers or ORL, I’ll buy a French kid jersey

Eastley

Ran!

Chef

Knecht, has to be

powellrmp

Fucking knew it

glad I don’t have to buy a French kid jersey now

Eastley

going to be a great set table for him

Originally sent in 2024 Draft Night
Chef

He is going to excel there

Eastley

word

maybe they'll play him at power point

if there's one note on him, it's teams

Steelmatic

I would hope so.

To excel with the lakers that is.

Eastley

I can MSFT this all night

Skype! no I can't actually

I can visio him as a good fit

Chef

He may be a ROY winner

Icky_Thump

Portland has assembled some nice young talent

QC_Thundercats

I still would’ve liked Knecht here at 6. Micic could’ve shown him the ropes on how to be a rookie in his 30’s

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joy 2
rofl 1
powellrmp

And shared stories of the Nixon administration days

I like what Utah has going on. Keyonte George, Hendricks, Cody Williams

Eastley

Woj is now saying that Dalton was hurt by pictures surfacing pre-draft of him on the grassy knoll in Dallas

powellrmp

Or when he was declared a communist during the McCarthy days

I heard he was a draft dodger during Nam’

Eastley

Someone needs to give Krysten Peek her flowers, that was the only (very) early call out there that we were picking Salaun.

But he didn't name names in the McCarthy hearings so he did win points there

powellrmp

One of those “conscientious objector” wussies

Eastley

Please NBA draft, make my Thursday Night Kyle dream come true

Chef

Definitely a terrible draft when the mid first feels like the late 2nd on the "I don't care meter".

Eastley

When the Zion highlight has him in street clothes when discussing him being relatively healthy, that's kinda strange

Show of hands, you guys want to keep this Channel open for tomorrow or create a discrete 2nd round channel and archive this one at end of night?

Hornets686

ESPN is horrible at everything! Being a Cowboys fan I only watch the Cowboys.com draft coverage those guys know and love their stuff! Hornets needs that!

Chef

2nd channel. So we can find out who the #1 fan is. I suspect not many are going to even remember it's on at 4p

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Eastley

wonder if we could draft the other remaining French kid with our 42nd pick

Dadiet

Wow, just realized noone has mentioned Bronny James yet tonight on the broadcast

Chef

That's an hour special starting tomorrow at 4

Eastley

Y'all feel free to hang out, I'll turn off the lights and clean up in the morning.

Chef

Night fellas.

Hornets686

When we popping the bubbly?!