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December 08, 2008

Wallace out; May to start vs. Heat

          The Charlotte Bobcats will definitely be without Gerald Wallace tonight against the Miami Heat, but it's likely Sean May will play and start, despite a case of tendonitis in his right knee.

          Wallace is still in Alabama, following his grandmother's death over the weekend, and it's unclear whether Wallace will rejoin the team in New Orleans or Dallas for remaining games on this trip.

          May has had tendonitis for over two weeks and had to sit out practice Sunday. However, May worked out with the starters at shootaround this morning in Miami, so it appears he'll be in the lineup. It's likely coach Larry Brown will start Jared Dudley in Wallace's small forward spot tonight.

Posted by Observer Sports on December 8, 2008 at 11:52 AM | Permalink

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May's only chance is to jam one of his fat fingers in Beasley's other eye. I bet May cries after the game...

Posted by: CUT MAY | Dec 8, 2008 12:19:50 PM

May's only chance is to jam one of his fat fingers in Beasley's other eye. I bet May cries after the game...

Posted by: CUT MAY | Dec 8, 2008 12:19:58 PM

I am guessing that Adam Morrison was never even considered to start at the 3?

I know he can be a liability on D but I would like to see him get more of an opportunity to play... he was the #3 pick and we'll never know his potential if he doesn't play.

PS any trade news?

Posted by: Yeah? | Dec 8, 2008 2:00:12 PM

Just once I want to see LB get so pissed off at Sean he plays him the entire game, which leads to seeing whole corn dog come out of his mouth as he pukes at the beginning of the 4th quarter. I can dream right?

Posted by: I sit near Buzz | Dec 8, 2008 2:04:43 PM

Yeah?:
I think starting is a bigger deal to you than it would be to Adam. Adam is in a nice groove off the bench, and with Gerald out, Adam and Jared both figure to get plenty of minutes.
Another thing to consider: Adam probably gets more shot opportunities with the second unit than he would as a starter.

Posted by: Rick Bonnell | Dec 8, 2008 2:45:52 PM

Rick – Agreed. Also, this has to do with matchups. Since Marion and Beasley are above-average scorers, it makes sense to have Dudley (rather than Adam) on the court for D. I’ll bet Shannon Brown also gets some PT tonight to help defend D-Wade.

Nothing seems to unite Bobcat fans more than making ridiculous comments about Sean May. Maybe he will end up playing great later in the year and prove us all wrong. But, until that happens, keep up the fresh material.

Posted by: Cats_Fan | Dec 8, 2008 4:46:52 PM

Cats_Fan, you know what they say...the great thing about being a pessimist is that you're either always right or pleasantly surprised. I'd love for Sean to get in shape and be a real contributor on the team, but at the same time it's hard to ignore him huffing and puffing up and down the court.

Posted by: David | Dec 8, 2008 5:17:17 PM

Mr. Bonnell, It is not that I think Adam cares about starting (especially against Miami when the matchup wouldn't be favorable). I just would like to see him start because it might guarantee him more minutes than he would get off of the bench along with helping to instill some confidence in him. It also would show to fans (who are maybe less informed about bball and that starting doesn't alway matter if the minutes are there off of the bench) that the organization still believes in him & thinks he can play with the starters, since he was drafted to be a starter - although that was prior to having J-Rich.

Posted by: Yeah? | Dec 8, 2008 5:32:57 PM

The bobcats need to do the "Danny Ainge Shuffle"!

And what that is is the most creative move a GM can make, take a whole bunch of young nothings and make them look good so that 2 years later you can trade all them away for a KG, and Jesus Shuttlesworth... Thats exactly what he did, he had gerald green win the dunk contest (hight of his career), Ryan Gomes, Telfair, Jefferson (Great Player), and Rondo... He was smart in not letting Rondo go... Jefferson was the factor as long as you get him you can deal with the others, right? WRONG! As MN is now seeing, and why did he not give Rondo in trades, cause teams wanted him, cause the guy is the PG Ainge wanted around his stars he was getting. These players here are getting to old to use the word potential, and with the economy I think potential will be a dinosaur word soon...

I also feel egos play a big deal in the NBA, its hard to tell a grown man "you are not a good shooter, make sure you pass the ball to the other guy we think is", shit that would piss me off too if I made it all the way to the NBA and they said that... But like KG told Glenn "Big Baby" Davis, you got to know your roll and play in it and not come out ever. Dont get mad and do that and we will win games. Step out of that and it will cost us wins... Same for the bobcats, we got the tools but everyone is just out there playing and not playing within there box of what they do best... When on the court you should do only what you do best if you slack at something and you are trying to do it on the court you will cost the team the game... For example my boy Ray Felt (he is my boy at the same time, cause I love the dude, and my brother is good friends with him) gots to learn how to stop just jacking up shots, why not have a game with only 5 fg attempts. Make that a goal, because your mind will turn to the next option on the floor and know the importance of getting the ball to your other player (ala PG, thats what they do). And when Augustine comes in, go for yours cause now you are the SG... And Wallace should just slash and take it to the basket all day, fuck the jump shots they just lowers his fg %... Larry is teaching them that and you can see those changes... So soon they will be a team out there and not just 5 people running around trying to score...

Holla!!!

Posted by: T-Dub | Dec 8, 2008 9:01:27 PM

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