Bobcats Playoff Bound
I personally think that the Bobcats are going to make the playoffs next year. They were real close this year. With more experience in Coach Brown system they should be well over 40 wins. Raja and Boris should have an even greater impact this year. This might be the year the Bobcats earn there first ever playoff berth.
Not over Indiana...
I'm not sure. They're lineup just isn't talented enough.
A couple weeks ago I thought the Bobcats would make the playoffs but I'm not so sure now. The reason being they haven't resigned Felton yet & they let Sean May go. They better not sign Iverson. They have to start spending some cash in free agency now on the right players. That is fine that they let May go but they need to find a replacement. Same goes for Felton if they let him go. Right now their lineup looks like this-
If they signed Big Baby, Felton, & McCants then I would be confident that they make the playoffs but right now they look a little weak.
Those are the 8 playoff teams right now. Of course a lot can change because there is still a ton of free agents that could make an impact.
They will win games off defense unlike most teams in the nba today
Serious tha best player on tha roster is gerald wallace, that says alot
Wallace is a allstar caliber player. He can give you any where from 16-20 points. Good rebounder. Plays great D. But he just doesn't get the recongnition he desevres. A very underrated player.
They are alike many teams in that they actually play as a team but I will say this they need to upgrade their talent level. Also if Andre Miller is not a sixer than they are not a lock to make it. Also Toronto should make the playoffs this year and if healthy so can the Wizards so it will be tough but the East is starting to get like the West in that it will be a dog fight at the end. This draft could be key because if could have given some East teams some much needed depth.
they dont have a great scorer like every playoff team. i think th east will be boston, cleveland, orlando, atlanta, chicago, toronto, miami, 76ers
If Wallace stays healthy this year he could be an all-star.
Seriously, injuries (like Bynuams cheap shot) sp?, have stopped him every year since he's been in Charlotte. He is one of the most athletic players in the entire league. His shot has been getting better (30% from 3 last year I think) and he's a Tripple Double threat (he got close a LOT at the end of last year).
If he stays healthy, I see him averaging 22/8/4 or something like that. Don't sleep on the Bobcats. They have more talent then most people think.
i still support miami. there will be some moves over this summer. i except miami to be between 6th-8th seed this year.
He isnt an all-star. He isnt better than alot of SF's in the East. Rashard Lewis,LeBron,Paul Pierce, Luol Deng,Tayshaun Prince, Caron Butler, and Danny Granger are all better than him. Gerald Wallace is their best player and he isnt a guy I would want to build around. He's a good 3rd option, but he isnt a guy that should be your best player. Lets be honest
I'll give you LeBron and Paul but none of the others. ESPN had an article that ranked him like 4th best SF in the entire NBA shortly after the regular season (in fact, Felton/Bell/Wallace/Bell/Okafor were all like #5 at their positions in that article; at least 4 of them were).
I also think Felton could be the next Chauncey Billups (article made that argument). If his shot comes along, with the improving team, he could really be a big player in the next few years. He's had a solid career so far and is very underrated.
Really what Charlotte needs is for either Felton or Wallace to step up and decide that they are willing to take the last shot. They lost a TON of games last year because no one wanted to take the chance and they passed up good shots playing hot potato.
Even with those problems, if Bell stays healthy, not only would they have destroyed Miami in that game, but they would not have lost 7 of their last 8 and would've been the 8th seed in the playoffs. That said, hopefully Henderson will be able to contribute at the 2 a lot next year.
That article was sadly mistaken. Gerald Wallace isnt the 4th best small forward in the NBA, he isnt even the 4th best small forward in the Eastern conference. The 4th best small forward in the NBA shouldnt be playing hot potato at the end of games.
Haha playing hot potato....that was a good one
Yeah the dude that wrote that article was trippin.... Wallace isnt the 4th best in the league..no way
Felton isnt a top 5 PG
Okafor isnt a top 5 C
Diaw isnt a top 5 PF
Wallace isnt a top 5 SF
Bell isnt a top 5 SG
I think it was more talking about overall talent at each position moreso than RIGHT now. The article ranked all the players in the NBA from like 400ish to 1. I remember distinctively Felton was 51st and I know they ranked each position 1-5 and the starting Bobcats 5 was at the end of them.
Honestly I don't remember specifics but that is beyond the point. I commend all the guys that play in Charlotte for "Bob Johnson's" looser named BOBcats. He tried to tank the franchise from the start (luckily he is on his way out though). Poor coaching and management makes it hard to stand out and get any publicity. I see all that changing though, so maybe after next year we will get a solid feel for the quality of the players. Remember half the roster that started the year was gone 50% through the season. Year 2 under brown with the core he chose to keep should tell a better tale about how good the Bobcats really are.
And Okafor was one of the FEW post guys to actually post a Double-Double average. His offensive game sucks because he can't shoot and doesn't play aggressive enough, but his defense is top notch.
The talent level in Charlotte isn't really the problem - it's that for far too long they've all been mis-used and asked to play out of position. Prior to Larry Brown's arrival, how many times did Felton end up at SG, or Wallace at PF? That's not good for the team, and it's not good for those players.
@Aereopogus.... actually once I really thought about it Gerald Wallace is ranked pretty high in my eyes as far as SFs are concerned. Your opinion wasn't that far off from mine. I think he the 6th best SF in the league.
The Bobcats got the talent they just never had the right coaching. But now with Brown there leading i see the Bobcats surprising some teams and possibly earning anywhere from a 6 to 8 seed in the playoffs