February 10, 2013
Video highlights: Philadelphia 76ers 87, Charlotte Bobcats 76
The Charlotte Bobcats made just two of their 16 three-point attempts in an 87-76 loss to the Philadelphia 76ers on Saturday. The Bobcats have now lost seven consecutive games.
Posted by Charlotte Observer on February 10, 2013 at 01:22 AM | Permalink
Those of you who thought it was a great idea to break up a playoff team, when the Bobcats earned the 7th seed...what do you think now?
It's all about team chemistry, not the best players, the top scorers, or building for the future. When this team decided not to sign Raymond, let loose of Tyson Chandler, found Gerald Wallace expendable, and jettisoned Stephen Jackson and Boris Diaw, this team was dead in the water. MJ, you did more than disassemble a playoff team; you caused players throughout the NBA to distrust you and to dislike Charlotte.
There is no quick fix, and there are no playoffs for many, many years to come for this NBA franchise. Isn't it great to have Michael Jordan as our team's Owner?
Posted by: Scorpion | Feb 10, 2013 8:20:12 PM
MJ did the right thing by breaking up that team . Do you really want Boris Diaw or Jackson here? MJ should have sent Rod Higgings packing.The main problem now is we have two old geasers coaching young players that think the Prinston offence is great in the NBA.Remove Dunlap a hire a young coach like Mike Brown,Avery Johnson or Scott Skiles, this would give the team some direction.
Posted by: Big FAN | Feb 11, 2013 10:22:31 AM
Let's just change the name of the team to the Hornets and life will be just fine:)
Posted by: TrueBBallFan | Feb 11, 2013 10:55:57 AM
dude scorpion get over it......it was 3 years ago and they were going to have a payroll upwards of 70 million to keep together a team that got swept EASILY in the first round. and it wasn't a young team either.
now on that note, they clearly should have gotten more value. portland got the #6 pick (lillard) for wallace a year AFTER we got 2 mediocre picks for him. We not only gave away tyson chandler in probably the worst trade in the history of trades, but we gave up a young prospect (ajinca) AND took back a ton of salary to carroll and najera.
The steven jackson deal was solid. that was an addition by subtraction and we were able to move up to get biyombo. it was basically jackson, livingston (who we had an opportunity to reacquire and declined), and tobias harris for ben gordon, biyombo, and a future 1st from detroit.
choosing tyrus thomas over felton was idiotic obviously but given the fact we had a younger augustin (and augustin delivered felton's production the following year) it made sense. giving thomas 40 million did not.
but that team wasn't going anywhere. they MIGHT have made the playoffs the past year or 2. but they weren't able to compete with elite teams. jackson had a horrible attitude, chandler wasn't here long and wasn't healthy, wallace shied away from big moments on the regular, diaw was a great glue guy on that team but overpaid, thomas was an energy guy but then severely overpaid.
what did we really miss out on by dismantling that team? we would have missed out on walker/biyombo/mullens/mkg/taylor and failed to develop henderson at all had we rode with that team. we're headed in the right direction FINALLY but it's going to take a few more years but then they're going to be built to last. not for a 2 year run at the 8 seed.....but an 8 year run at the 2 seed.
Posted by: charlottean | Feb 11, 2013 12:12:57 PM
First of all, I do like the idea of trading Ben Gordon for Kris Humphries, if the opportunity comes. That would be huge since Humphries has shown he can be solid down low and a double-double machine.
Also, I've been one of Dunlap's biggest advocates, but enough is enough, the guy needs to go. He cannot be an NBA Head Coach, although I can see why he would be a great assistant. The Lakers game was the most I could handle. He show no emotions, nor desires during games - and there is a perception that he is not willing to stand up for his players.
Also, insanity is doing the same thing over and over, and expecting a different result. The Lakers game was the 8th game, yes, 8 games were the Cats have leads of 15+ and Dunlap goes back to his 4 guard rotation and we lose the games.
Every team know the Cats cant shoot from outside, if you go with 4 guards and 1 big, the opposite team just clogs the paint and dare the Cats to shoot, which they can't do. Then on offense, they will kill you inside, since you have no defense at all.
That has nothing to do with talent, is pure coaching. You cannot play Kemba, Sessions, Gordon and Henderson or Taylor at the same time, with only one big on the court. It doesn't work, how many times does Dunlap needs to see his lead dissapear in order to get it, that it doesn't work.
If you are up 20, you put a small line-up, and 3 minutes later your are up only 5, how in the world can you justify keeping the same guys on the floor. I also wonder if his other assistants don't see this. This is not college ball, this is the NBA. Guys here are way too big and athletic for yo to play 4 guards at a time
Posted by: RobC | Feb 11, 2013 1:34:31 PM
I can't believe there is one person that thinks they should have kept that team together. Diaw and Jackson are not starters. Wallace is a role player at best. Felton is fine as long as you pair him with a franchise player like Melo. Chandler is the one you wanted, but he showed nothing while he was here. Blame Larry Brown for that. There was games he didn't even start. There is no doubt the same idiot would be complaining if that team was here maybe winning 40 games with no opportunity to get better.
Posted by: Jamie | Feb 11, 2013 5:20:57 PM
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