Tuesday, July 1, 2008

5 or 3? That is the Question for CP3.

According to article by John Reid of the Times Pic, it appears as though the question of whether or not the Hornets resign CP3 is no longer an "if". Rather, Paul seems to be wavering between signing a 3 year, $60 million deal or a 5 year, $80 million deal.

Which shall he choose? I don't care (actually, I do: I'd love for him to take the 5 year deal). The reason I don't care? D. West and Peja have 3 years remaining in their contract and Tyson has two. That means that there are at least 3 years remaining in the Hornet's new era of contention (for those of you worried about my math, we will absolutely be resigning Tyson is CP is still around... the two complete each other).

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Now then. I shall react to Curry's free agency rundown.

PLEASE GOD DON'T LET BOWER SIGN KWAME BROWN OR DeSAGANA DIOP! AND I DON'T CARE IF JASON WILLIAMS HAS A RING! SO DOES MARK MADSEN! PLEASE GOD, I DON'T WANT TO LOSE!

Sorry. Actually, unless we can land Carl Landry, I say the Bees should focus on wingmen or point guards, hopefully nabbing Sessions, Gordon, or Maggette. These guys really would be excellent additions to the crew we already have. Never mind that one of the under-reported stories the last season was the over-use of CP. The blame for that lies both in Byron and Chris' court (and you could hardly argue with the results until the playoff), but with a more consistent backup crew for the 1 and 2 slots, CP might feel less pressure to win everything by himself.

Meanwhile, Byron could try whipping Hilton into shape the same way he made a bruiser out of Tyson. Scott threatened to fine and bench Chandler every time he caught an offensive rebound and kicked it back out. Either get the second chance points or die trying.

Go Team.

2 comments:

Bryan T. Cole said...

What's the cap situation for you guys? Maggette's probably going to want max money (everywhere I've seen him has him in the top eight or so); can you pay him it?

I think a combo guard might be the best route, with heavy emphasis on the long ball, so maybe someone like Vujacic*.

But from a purely fan-experience point of view, I go with Daniel "Boobie" Gibson. I don't have to tell you the myriad of headlines you can come up with based on this guy. Plus, every time he does something well, the Arena** can let loose with a resounding, "BOOOOOOB". You can't put a price tag on that kind of intangible.

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*-There's no way this is spelled correctly.

**-You guys need to come up with a name for Hornets fans, specifically those within the confines of the Arena. For the Celtics, I could see Gardeners or something. But if it involves the word "nation", prepare for a beatdown.

***-There's no third asterisk but I just wanted to point out how much I hate the "he-has-a-ring" logic. Because, you know, James Posey made the '06 Heat and the '08 Celtics. Posey will get five times more money than he's worth to bomb on some fringe contender. Don't let it be you.

Bryan T. Cole said...

More offseason changes:

http://gulfcoastoffense.blogspot.com/2008/07/hornets-make-logo-change-new-uniforms.html