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2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews: Charlotte Bobcats

Posted by Neil Paine on October 22, 2010

Welcome to our 2010-11 NBA Blogosphere Previews, in which we contact the finest team bloggers on the web and ask them to contribute their thoughts on the squad they cover. What follows is their take, along with the team's depth chart (courtesy of ESPN.com), projected 2011 stats via our Simple Projection System, and polls where you get to have your say. Enjoy!

Charlotte Bobcats

Coach: Larry Brown

2010 Summary:
Record: 44-38, Finished 4th in NBA Southeast Division
Pythagorean W-L: 45-37 (15th of 30)
SRS: 1.30 (15th of 30) ▪ Pace Factor: 90.4 (26th of 30)
Offensive Rating: 104.4 (24th of 30) ▪ Defensive Rating: 102.8 (1st of 30)

2011 Depth Chart (with 2010-11 projected per-36 minute stats ... yellow = newcomer)

Pos Player Age PTS TRB AST STL BLK TOV FG% 3PM 3P% FT%
PG D.J. Augustin 23 14.2 2.7 4.7 1.0 0.1 1.9 0.418 1.8 0.420 0.833
PG Shaun Livingston 25 12.0 4.1 5.2 0.9 0.5 2.4 0.512 0.2 0.246 0.852
PG Sherron Collins 23
SG Stephen Jackson 32 18.7 4.6 4.0 1.4 0.5 3.1 0.416 1.6 0.332 0.793
SG Gerald Henderson 23 12.8 5.9 1.9 1.1 0.9 1.6 0.402 0.6 0.276 0.755
SG Matt Carroll 30 12.2 4.3 1.8 1.1 0.4 1.7 0.406 1.3 0.330 0.820
SF Gerald Wallace 28 16.1 8.1 2.2 1.5 0.9 2.1 0.478 0.6 0.344 0.779
SF Eduardo Najera 34 9.5 6.4 1.9 1.3 0.7 1.5 0.438 1.0 0.302 0.615
SF Dominic McGuire 25 6.7 7.7 2.9 1.0 1.1 1.7 0.428 0.1 0.379 0.657
PF Boris Diaw 28 12.3 5.5 4.2 0.8 0.7 2.4 0.489 0.8 0.349 0.743
PF Tyrus Thomas 24 14.8 9.2 1.7 1.6 2.4 2.4 0.462 0.1 0.299 0.740
PF Derrick Brown 23 13.4 5.6 1.8 1.4 0.7 1.4 0.472 0.3 0.341 0.692
C Nazr Mohammed 33 15.3 10.2 1.3 0.7 1.4 2.1 0.518 0.1 0.350 0.634
C DeSagana Diop 29 6.9 9.1 1.3 0.9 1.9 1.6 0.465 0.1 0.361 0.457
C Kwame Brown 28 9.4 9.5 1.5 0.9 0.8 2.1 0.502 0.1 0.333 0.437

2010-11 Blogger Outlook by David Arnott, rufusonfire.com

If the Charlotte Bobcats are going to make their second playoff appearance, they’ll have to do it without a proven point guard or adequate center, or they’ll have to trade for those pieces. Though D.J. Augustin showed promise his rookie season, when he shot 43% from behind the arc, he cratered last season, leading the Cats to sign Shaun Livingston to compete for the starting point guard job and to get involved in trade talks for Jose Calderon and Devin Harris. In the pivot, Nazr Mohammed, Kwame Brown, and DeSagana Diop are the nominal centers, but if Boris Diaw isn’t traded for a point, he’ll probably play most of the crunch time minutes there. Lovely, isn’t it?

What Charlotte does have going for them is the most combustible pair of wingmen in the league -- Gerald Wallace and Stephen Jackson aren’t nearly as productive as LeBron and Wade, or Kobe and Artest, but they’ll both play lock down defense on anybody, and both can shoulder the scoring load for entire games. Don’t underestimate the addition of Tyrus Thomas to this mix, as he provides another super-athletic shot blocker and rebounder that will give offenses fits.

If the Bobcats play defense the way they did last year, and manage not to have the worst offense in the league, they’ll fight for one of the final playoff spots in the East.

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