Originally Posted by WMR
First and Second picks in the draft! That is awesome. Hope MKG gets traded though.
If Cho can use free agency wisely, that team is a sleeper.
They need a power forward, probably another center, and shooters galore.
Their starting lineup right now:
Kemba Walker PG
Ben Gordon SG
Tyrus Thomas PF
Bismack Biyombo C
Gerald Henderson G
Jeffery Taylor G/F
Reggie Williams SF
BJ Mullens C
There's no power forward here aside from Thomas, who gave up basketball five years ago, but forgot to tell anyone. If Cho could sign a guy like Ilyasova or Atawn Jamison, he cold kill two birds with one stone, so to speak-- a knock-down shooter who can also rebound a bit and play some D. If not Ilyasova or Jamison, I'd go after Kris Humphries (very good rebounder and decent defensively), Chris Kaman, Carl Landry, or Michael Beasley.
If not free agency, they might get involved in a trade or two, dealing a restricted free agent or two for one or two of another team. I'd look into dealing DJ Augustin, for example, to Denver for Javale McGee or even Rudy Fernandez. Aaron Brooks and Robin Lopez would also look awfully good in Charlotte in lieu of Augustin and DJ White.
They'd still be below average, too young, and need another weapon or two. But next year's free agent class looks to be much better, and next season's draft could also provide some help. (Imagine the younger Zeller as a C with this team. Or how about Shabazz Muhamed as a SG teaming with MKG?
They have some hope, IMO. If they can make some clever moves.