View Full Version : New Orleans & the Expansion Draft

Jose Slaughter
04-03-2004, 01:03 AM
For those that haven't noticed, the older threads in this series can now be found in the Forum Archive section.

I'd like to once again thank those that have taken the time to read these.

I was about 90% finished with the Hornets report lastnight when my computer crashed. No way I was gonna try to do a rewrite after about an hours worth of work vanished in the blink of an eye.

The disclaimers..........

From NBA.com, a story on the Bobcats draft.

This paragraph has the basic info.

Charlotte will receive lists from each of the 27 teams not competing in the NBA Finals 10 days prior to the scheduled Expansion Draft (June 12) and those from the competing teams in the Finals within two days of the conclusion of the Finals. Team lists will designate a maximum of eight protected players for that teamís players under contract or restricted free agents for the 2004-05 NBA season. The unprotected players are eligible for selection by the Bobcats, who will draft a minimum of 14 players from NBA rosters.

Free agent info from REAL GM.

Salary information can be found at Hoops Hype.

Here is what the Hornets roster looks like.

Baron Davis
Jamal Mashburn
PJ Brown
David Wesley
Darrell Armstrong
George Lynch
Stacey Augmon
Courtney Alexander
Jamaal Magloire
David West
Steve Smith
Robert Traylor
Shammond Williams

* Maurice Carter is currently with New Orleans but only on a 10 day contract.

New Orleans has a 13 player roster. 8 are signed for next season & of the 5 free agents, 1 is restricted.

The Hornets signed for 04-05.

Baron Davis --------- $11,326,219
Jamal Mashburn ------ $9,300,000
PJ Brown --------------- $8,000,000
David Wesley --------- $4,455,000
Darrell Armstrong ---- $3,250,000
George Lynch --------- $3,000,000
Jamaal Magloire ------- Not Listed
David West ------------ $1,247,160

Restricted free agent.

Courtney Alexander -- $3,013,338

Free agents

Stacey Augmon
Steve Smith
Robert Traylor
Shammond Williams

Without question Davis, Mashburn, Brown, Magloire & West make the list.

The boarderline guys would be: Wesley, Armstrong, Lynch & Alexander

Since we have 5 on the list & 4 players fighting over the 3 remaining spots it's clear that only 1 will be left unprotected.

I don't think the Hornets would be prepared to go into next season without Wesley, Armstrong or Lynch. All 3 are solid bench guys that have come in at one time or another this season & been productive.

As injury prone as the Hornets are becoming (or are) they need some solid veterans that can come in when needed & not hurt the team.

Alexander is coming off a major injury (ruptured Achilles tendon) & when he played 66 games in 02-03 he averaged just .382 from the field in 20.6 MPG. Not what I would call a good average for a shooting guard..

I think Alexander misses making the list & Wesley, Armstrong & Lynch will be protected.

The Hornets protected list.

Baron Davis
Jamal Mashburn
PJ Brown
David Wesley
Darrell Armstrong
George Lynch
Jamaal Magloire
David West

The Hornets make Courtney Alexander available to Charlotte & the Bobcats pass.

Here is the Charlotte Expansion Draft.

Atlanta ------------- No Pick
Boston ------------- C - Kedrick Perkins -------- $729,500
Chicago ------------ No Pick
Cleveland ---------- G - Kevin Ollie ----------- $2,704,350
Dallas --------------- G - Tony Delk ----------- $3,150,000
Denver -------------- F - Ryan Bowen -------- $1,400,000 (est)
Detroit -------------- No Pick
Golden State ------ No Pick
Houston ------------ GF - Adrian Griffin ---------- $807,546
Indiana ------------- C - Primoz Brezec ------- $1,554,326
L.A. Clippers ------- F - Melvin Ely ------------- $1,742,400
L.A. Lakers --------- No Pick
Memphis ------------ GF - Dahntay Jones ---- $1,143,360
Miami ---------------- No Pick
Milwaukee ----------- F Marcus Haislip -------- $1,655,280
Minnesota ----------- No Pick
New Jersey --------- C- Alanzo Mourning ----- $5,408,700
New Orleans -------- No Pick

Total payroll $20,295,492
The 4th pick in the 2004 draft (Charlottes pick) is slotted to make roughly $2,523,200. I have yet to add it in, but I do want to keep it in mind.

Charlotte's payroll next season will be 2/3's of the salary cap. If the cap is 45M then the Bobcats will have about 30M for players.

Links to previous threads in this series.

Atlanta ------ http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=996
Boston ------ http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1038
Chicago ----- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1083
Cleveland -- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1122
Dallas ------- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1162
Denver ------ http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1216
Detroit ------ http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1251
Golden St. -- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1318
Houston ---- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1355
Indiana ----- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1427
LA Clippers - http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1493
LA Lakers --- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1543
Memphis ---- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1615
Miami ----- -- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1681
Milwaukee -- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1719
Minnesota --- http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1743
New Jersey - http://www.pacersdigest.com/phpBB2/viewtopic.php?t=1798

Next up the New York Knicks

Will Galen
04-03-2004, 02:10 AM
I think the Hornets could do this. Make Alexandria available and give Charlotte a 2ed rounder and $3 million to take him.

It gets him and his $3,013,338 off the Hornets cap. He will then become a free agent and what ever he signs for Charlotte doesn't have to pay.

Of course I don't know anything about him so the Hornets might rather keep him.

04-03-2004, 04:46 AM
Makes perfect sense to me. I don't see either team expelling any energy on Alexander either way. So my official prediction is no pick.

Atlanta - no pick
Boston - Jumaine Jones $ 1,687,500
Chicago - Chris Jeffries $ 899,040
Cleveland - Kedrick Brown $ 2,332,388
Dallas - Tony Delk $ 3,150,00
Denver - no pick
Detroit - no pick
Golden State - Popeye Jones
Houston - no pick
Indiana - Primoz Brezac $1,554,326
L.A. Clips - Melvin Ely $ 1,742,400
L.A. Lakers - Devan George $ 4,500,000
Memphis - no pick (trade)
Miami - no pick
Milwaukee - Marcus Haislip $1,655,280
Minnesota - no pick.
New Jersey - no pick
New Orleans - no pick

04-19-2004, 11:28 PM
Agree that Alexander will be left unprotected. Injured this year, has bounced around a bit and not really stuck.

Atlanta - No Pick
Boston - Kedrick Perkins - $729,500
Chicago - No Pick _or_ Eddie Robinson + Draft Pick - $6,767,540 + Pick or $0
Cleveland - No Pick
Dallas - Tony Delk - $3,150,000
Denver - No Pick
Detroit - No Pick _or_ Campbell (in hopes of getting talent for this expiring contract at the deadline) - $4,400,000 or $0
Golden State - No Pick
Houston - Adrian Griffin - $807,546
Indiana - Primoz Brezec - $1,554,326
LA Clippers - Melvin Ely - $1,742,400
LA Lakers - No Pick
Memphis - Theron Smith - $620,046
Miami - No Pick
Milwaukee - Marcus Haislip $1,655,280
Minnesota - No Pick
New Jersey - No Pick
New Orleans - No Pick

$21,426,638 if they take both Robinson and Campbell. Draft pick from Chicago will add to that though too.
$10,259,098 if they take neither of the above