The NBA free agency period has been an eventful one. Kyrie Irving has agreed to a max contract with the Cleveland Cavaliers, and they have also been rumored to have offered Gordon Hayward a max deal as well. The Utah Jazz have said they intend to match any offer placed on Gordon Hayward, so it will be interesting to see if they match a max contract that Cleveland might be offering.
On the Charlotte Hornets side of things, it hasn’t been as eventful. Charlotte was rumored to be interested in Shaun Livingston, but he agreed on a deal with the Golden State Warriors.
Before the off-season started, the Hornets made it clear they wanted to re-sign forward Josh McRoberts.
McRoberts gained a lot of popularity over this past season from the Bobcats’ fans, and he is now gaining a lot of interest from other teams:
Josh McRoberts drawn interest from Charlotte, Dallas, Clev, Miami, Clippers, Knicks, Portland, Phoenix, Spurs and Lakers, source told ESPN.
— Jeff Goodman (@GoodmanESPN) July 2, 2014
Right now it seems the Charlotte Hornets are the favorites to land Josh McRoberts. Portland and New York are also among the favorites.
If I’m Charlotte, I would do everything I can to re-sign McRoberts, but I wouldn’t overpay for him, especially after drafting Noah Vonleh. You also have Cody Zeller, so it is not a must to resign Josh McRoberts.
If the Hornets can keep McRoberts, it would be to the benefit of Noah Vonleh. It would take some of the pressure off of Vonleh to perform right away. But, it also means less playing time, so there are positives and negatives to the situation.
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