Loss number 57. « Queen City Hoops

Loss number 57.

Charlotte Bobcats 73 Final
Recap | Box Score
101 Washington Wizards
Derrick Brown, F 26 MIN | 4-7 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 0 AST | 8 PTS | -5

Midway through the 1st quarter Brown was 4-5 from the field for 8 points. Then, he ran and hid.

Byron Mullens, C 28 MIN | 3-7 FG | 3-3 FT | 8 REB | 1 AST | 9 PTS | +1

You know, Mullens did show more effort and understanding on the defensive end than I’ve seen from him in awhile. There, somehow I was able to force a positive out.

Bismack Biyombo, C 30 MIN | 1-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 3 PTS | -11

Don’t know what’s happened to Biz. Offensively, he resembles George Muresan and defensively Nene just made him look silly in every aspect of the game. Looked identical to what Biz experienced against Cousins last night.

Gerald Henderson, G 32 MIN | 5-12 FG | 9-11 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 19 PTS | -12

11 FTA is awesome. Hendo knows that if he doesn’t get attempts around the rim, nobody else on this team is going to and the Bobcats probably don’t get to 60 on a nightly basis. The 4 turnovers isn’t very attractive, but when you’ve got the ball in your hands as much as Hendo does and are forced into trying to bail your team out, I understand.

D.J. Augustin, PG 30 MIN | 4-13 FG | 4-5 FT | 2 REB | 6 AST | 15 PTS | -9

Augustin had the stroke from outside tonight and understands the concept of stopping the ball in the open floor. Problem is, Wall is probably the quickest PG in the league and anyone has a tough time staying in front of him. Kind of hope Augustin is back in Charlotte next season for the right price considering how badly Kemba is struggling, but I’m still a believer that some team will overpay for his services.

Tyrus Thomas, PF 3 MIN | 0-1 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 1 AST | 0 PTS | -10

Didn’t believe that the Tyrus elbow was worthy of a flagrant 2 ejection, but, nonetheless, AMNESTY.

Kemba Walker, PG 14 MIN | 2-9 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 1 AST | 4 PTS | -11

@Truth_About_It Kemba Walker dribbles like it’s chicken soup for his Bobcat soul.

One Thing We Saw

  1. Same stuff. Another team shoots above 50% from the field. Yet again, Bobcats give up 50+ points in the paint. Bobcats turn the ball over 20+ times. Bobcats are doubled up in fast break points. Bobcats are out-rebounded. The list goes on. To summarize the long list- Another EPIC FAIL.

3 comments to Loss number 57.

  • Edmond

    Do you really think using the Amnesty on Tyrus Thomas would be a good idea, especially after we’ve already sunk a first round pick into him? I truely believe Thomas isnt playing to his potential this year due to Paul Silas’ ineffective coaching and that he needs a 2nd chance in Charlotte under another coach. I just don’t believe its a good idea to throw in the towel on Tyrus when Diop might be a better option. Thoughts?

  • Spencer

    I absolute believe that using the Amnesty clause on Tyrus is the best option and here’s why: Diop, Carrol and Maggette, the three other logical candidates are only on the books for one more season. Tyrus, on the other is locked in for three more seasons. Why is this so important? Charlotte likely won’t make a huge splash in free agency this summer due to the fact that they’ll likely have the 1st draft pick (and 31st) and they still have the bloated contracts of Diop, Carroll and Maggette floating for one more season, so the draft will be their version of free agency. After next season, though, the Bobcats will have Diop, Carroll and Maggette coming off and if they use the amnesty on Tyrus this coming off-season then that will shed a total of $48 million off the books and will have (hopefully) Anthony Davis to dangle over free agents heads. Not to mention the Bobcats will have the flexibility to do what they want with the clause after next season and not have to worry about Tyrus then if he continues to struggle.

    To me, if you’re going to blow up a team the way Cho/Higgins have with Charlotte, then just go ahead and get rid of anything and everything that may be a question mark. Minus the rookies, of course.

  • Edmond

    Thanks for your input, you’ve made really good points. I would just hate to see someone that bobcats traded a first rounder on, threw up posters over the arena of, and spent a big contract on to be released. I believe Tyrus Thomas can be a productive player but isn’t effective with Paul Silas at the helm, and with the surrounding coaches not being much better ( as Larry brown pointed out today ). He probably is the best option for the amnesty clause that the bobcats still have, but I hate to see someone with the potential and youth that he has to just walk away.