charlotte bobcats Team Review
Previous year the Bobcats had to rely on some players that usually wouldn't be called upon due to injuries. The team was riddle all season with a variety of injuries. The only player to play in each single game last year was Raymond Felton, a rookie at the time. Gerald Wallace, Brevin Knight, and Raymond Felton held the Bobcats team jointly like glue at the end of the season, while Sean May and Emeka Okafor watched from the sidelines. Last year, each player who was clever, stepped up when they were needed and did what they had to do to help the Bobcats team.
I predict the effort and play that we saw at the end of last season to carry over into this season. All of the same Bobcats players are there, but there have been a few new additions. Adam Morrison was probably the majority key addition to the team this off-season. He brings feeling and fire to a Bobcats team that rarely shows any of that. He can shoot and score, which is amazing the team needs. The players who wedged it out at the end of last year are hoping to construct on what they started, and with Okafor and May both healthy, the Bobcats team should do well this year.
The Bobcats are gradually becoming Raymond Felton's team. He was the majority recognizable player on the team last year, and the only cause he's not this year is because Adam Morrison is so high-profile. Felton is a calm leader, who leads by example and not of necessity words. His work ethic and passion for the game are what truly hold this side together.
Here's what to look for on crime: The Bobcats team has many role-players, but now they have some scorers. Adam Morrison and Walter Hermann will put in points to the board that weren't there before. Look for Felton to keep feed the ball to other players and gain a lot of assists, but still average 10 plus points per pastime. Look for Okafor and May to put in the tip shots, get unpleasant rebounds, and draw defenders to them. Look for other teams to double-team Adam Morrison, freeing up Wallace and Knight to put some points in. seem for a lot of passing and selfless play by most of the players, but also for them to step it up on crime and win some games.
What to look for on protection: Gerald Wallace led the league in steals and averaged just over 2 blocks per game last year. That will not change; he will keep doing what he does best on protection and stop the other team. Okafor and May are two big bodies to have under the storage bin, look for them to get blocks and suspicious rebounds. Felton is better known for his ball handling skills, but he will suffocate the player he is guarding. Last year's defense (especially at the end of the season) handled them pretty well, and once more with May and Okafor back on the court it should be even better.