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December 06, 2010

Brown: Best practice in months

Maybe all that blunt talk after the Charlotte Bobcats were blown out in Philadelphia Saturday did some good. Coach Larry Brown said Monday was the best practice the team has had in 2 1/2 months.

What was so different?

“We played harder, executed better, competed better, shared the ball better. Everything we’re talking about trying to accomplish,'' Brown described after a later-than-usual afternoon practice. "It all starts with competing and playing harder and I think they did that. They were much more responsible in trying to execute. All of them gave great effort.’’

“If we practice like this, compete like this, I think we’ll make a lot of progress. We haven’t practiced like this – this was great.

 

Posted by Observer Sports on December 6, 2010 at 04:38 PM | Permalink

Comments

practice!? we talking about practice!?

Posted by: altheus | Dec 6, 2010 4:53:01 PM

Extrapolate what you learn in practice during real game time. I think Rick tries to make this team look better than it is......Where is the cats headed this season? Is there a dream here about a playoff spot?

When is Diop playing again? Certainly, all the players missed Felton, but where is the mojo they themselves have to play this game?
Are they saying because Felton is gone they can not compete? The Bulldog is gone and someone has to fill his shoes? Where is Gerald Wallace on the court this season? Certainly, this team look different from last year's team. Savage the seaon for the fan.

Posted by: zack212 | Dec 6, 2010 5:01:50 PM

Well, we'll see. Glad they had some spirited practice. This from the team whose training camp was so impressive, only to fall flat (AGAIN) at the start of the season. Hopefully this becomes yet another rally, but I fear this team is still not healthy. Band-aids only stop so much bleeding when the wound is too deep.

As to the joker who teased me several days back about my name (Bassman), calling me a hick because I criticized the team...you've got it wrong. I'm a professional musician, so it's Bass (as in 4 string bass, electric and upright)..Man. Get it? So to help you, it's pronounced B A S E, not like the fish. Still, I like bass fishing also, and appreciate my Southern roots, so stop being snide to alternative comments, or my brothers who fish instead of playing nimble arpeggio's (look that up goofus).

Posted by: Bassman | Dec 6, 2010 5:25:21 PM

this just proves that this team doesnt listen to larry brown. brown prides himself on practice and its taken two and a half months for this team to have a productive practice makes it obvious that this team cares about themselves and their own statistical gains than anything else. wallace has a history of doing this dating all the way back to his alamba days and we all know what a cancer jackson is when things dont go his way. augustin has let his starting status a status he only achieved by default when they lost felton for nothing and couldnt trade for a better point guard. thomas has let his new contract go to his head. mohommed has a sense of entitlement and would rather tweet than make things right. the only low matience player on the entire roster is diaw who also happens to be the most talented but also the laziest. it all comes down to brown though. if these players cant play better under a brilliant and proven coach like brown then they should be ashamed of themselves. jordan needs to trade them all for two cents to the dollar and start from the beginging with players who actually want to play in the nba. you could construct a better team using guys playing in the nba developmental league. at least those guys have a passion for the game and apprecaite their opportunities.

Posted by: thevoice | Dec 6, 2010 6:08:37 PM

Practice WTF!!!Man practice don't put wins in the win column. I don't give @#### if they practice with the Lakers the difference is on the floor. I think they are talented when put in the right situation. I think Flip was a good part of the record. Nothing against McGuire, but he should get a good 10-15MIN instead of most of all the min. Well we will see if they can pull out a win this week.

Posted by: tbird | Dec 6, 2010 6:20:42 PM

you want to give flip murray credit for last year's success? seriously? you aren't very good at life.

they're 1 game out of 8 and 3 out of 7. it's not that grave yet.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 6, 2010 6:38:22 PM

I will believe it when I see it. They sre just trying to put out the fire they started yesterday with that interview.

Posted by: crymeariver | Dec 6, 2010 8:18:32 PM

Hope it translates to a win tomorrow. I won't be in attendance gave my ticket to my daughter.

Posted by: Digal704 | Dec 6, 2010 9:57:07 PM

yo charlottean, the mind is terrible thing to waist. Did you ever go to college? You spread the floor with a jump shooter combo guard with some versatility at a cheap price. It would definitely help. Of course they are not out of it, but the expectations were a little higher correct?

Posted by: tbird | Dec 6, 2010 10:43:13 PM

When DJ escapes the shackles LB put on him, he will go on to be a very explosive offensive player in this league. Mark my word. Then all of you will be crying about how we let another go.

Posted by: crymeariver | Dec 7, 2010 12:26:33 AM

Jax has this problem everywhere he goes. He was good for us last year because he had to take a more humble team position until he had PROVEN himself, and there were more veterans on the team. Unfortunately, he's great at proving he's one of the top players on a team, but when he's EXPECTED to be the top player (like at the beginning of this season) he chokes. He can't handle being #1 or #2 on the team. His attitude is poison. He would be an amazing sixth man, but he's too childish to be considered a leader. Everyone sees the negative difference in GW this season, because his "partner" is dragging him down. The Bobcats don't need a whining child to be the one all our young talent looks to for leadership. The coach helps them get better, but the veterans teach them how to be PROFESSIONAL basketball players. Am I the only one who would not want Jax as my role model to learn how to be a PROFESSIONAL???

Posted by: floormaster | Dec 7, 2010 8:00:47 AM

Someebody call Flip Murray!!!

Posted by: Truth_cuts | Dec 7, 2010 9:13:15 AM

flip murray shoots horrible %'s. that doesn't spread the floor, that just wastes possessions. what the eff does college have to do with that? your college should be ashamed of your inability to analyze a player's worth based on past performances.

we don't need flip murray to go 1 for 7, we already have dominic mcguire to do that.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 7, 2010 10:15:41 AM

So maybe the rest of the Bobcats will run with D.J. now on fast breaks, instead of trotting up the court like they're trying to run out the clock with a 20 point lead? Would be nice.

Posted by: Newsinz | Dec 7, 2010 10:26:28 AM

We will see tonight.

Posted by: Musson | Dec 7, 2010 11:35:34 AM

I'm just wondering which Denver bench player who we've never heard of will drop 30 on us tonight.

Posted by: apauldds | Dec 7, 2010 12:30:27 PM

Great, now LB will think that he is doing something right instead of making changes. The best thing for the cats is to keep losing, an for fans to lose interest. Then maybe when MJ starts to lose some real money, he will force LB out or force him to try something and someone new. Uncompetitive, lazy players and a stubborn, won't change coach is what we have right now.

Posted by: joe | Dec 7, 2010 12:31:13 PM

@floormaster, great point about Jax performing well to prove himself and then falling flat when it comes to expectations. Another great point about Wallace being dragged down.
That article with Jax & Wallace was very telling. They basically think they can't perform now because Chandler & Felton are gone. lol. This team is pointing fingers and the coach is the main one doing the pointing. I hope this practice inspires them to win.

Posted by: D.W.G. | Dec 7, 2010 1:04:34 PM

No matter what you think the bottom line is do you support the team. There are fans and then there are front runners. If your wife or children are involved in sports and they or the team are going through some challenges how do you respond. I can see where mostly all of these comments would better them. Please give me a break even if they did make the playoffs what good is front runners being there to bring there support. You can get with this or you can get with that!!! Are you a fan or front runner!!! Fans lets go!!!! Front runners sit down nobody values what you say not even your own family!!!!

Posted by: Being Honest | Dec 7, 2010 2:24:45 PM

Man Flip career shooting from the field is 41% I man that is pretty ok compared to a lot of players. Just look at Manu Ginobli he is a little over 40% for his career and tell me he would not be an asset on any team. I think you are referring to the 3pt shot but duh when referring to college I mean cmon you are definitely not a sports minded person either. But personally I think he would fit in good. And Flip and McGuire play two different positions. He is not a shooting guard. duh

Posted by: tbird | Dec 7, 2010 3:46:33 PM

flip is a career 30% 3 point shooter. try stretching the floor with that.

there's no way i'm taking flip murray to give him minutes that we should be giving to henderson when he's healthy, or giving to livingston or augustin or jackson. there is no room for another person in the rotation. that's too many chefs in the kitchen to cook a grilled cheese. we don't need more shooters, we need more makers.

i'm definitely not a "sports minded person". definitely not. i want to sign a 31 and a half year old 30% lifetime shooter who NO OTHER TEAM IN THE LEAGUE has bothered signing thus far instead of developing the guy who is shooting 46.7% thus far this year and was last year's lottery pick.

use some logic in your argument please. i know its hard but atleast give me some effort. ask your college diploma for the answer.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 7, 2010 4:07:10 PM

flip is a career 30% 3 point shooter. try stretching the floor with that.

there's no way i'm taking flip murray to give him minutes that we should be giving to henderson when he's healthy, or giving to livingston or augustin or jackson. there is no room for another person in the rotation. that's too many chefs in the kitchen to cook a grilled cheese. we don't need more shooters, we need more makers.

i'm definitely not a "sports minded person". definitely not. i want to sign a 31 and a half year old 30% lifetime shooter who NO OTHER TEAM IN THE LEAGUE has bothered signing thus far instead of developing the guy who is shooting 46.7% thus far this year and was last year's lottery pick.

use some logic in your argument please. i know its hard but atleast give me some effort. ask your college diploma for the answer.

mcguire has logged several minutes at SG including a start in place of jackson. i would classify him has a 3 but i didn't even mention position. i was just mentioning that mcguire can do what flip did just fine. and we don't really need mcguire either.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 7, 2010 4:08:38 PM

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