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BOOM: Bobcats must roll with pick on offense – TrueHoop Blog

A stats heavy look at the Bobcats needs and who might fill them on draft night from ESPN:

It’s obvious the Charlotte Bobcats were a bad team, but why were so historically awful? And how can they address their flaws in the NBA Draft?PICK-AND-ROLL BALL-HANDLERSThe two most utilized offensive play types for the Bobcats were spot-up jumpers and transition offense, which made up a third of their offense. They were very inefficient when using those plays, ranking 30th and 29th, respectively, in points per play.

via Bobcats must roll with pick on offense – TrueHoop Blog – ESPN.

23 comments to BOOM: Bobcats must roll with pick on offense – TrueHoop Blog

  • HornetsBackinCHA

    They need scoring not their 5th PF pick Barnes……..Crazy because having another PF does not fit a team who ranked dead last in jump shooting efficiency and 3pt efficiency PICK BARNES or nobody will watch any games. I know I am not the only one tired of watching them struggle to score 70. Robinson will not help this offense ONE BIT.

  • ronj

    Not really sure if the last person to comment on this gets the point of having Thomas Robinson. The person writing the article says point blank they were horrible at jump shots. Taking Harrison Barnes or any player who isn’t an inside player means they still will rely on jump shots. I think going inside is the reason they would take Thomas Robinson. He isn’t a jump shooter which would give them a different offensive option other than jump shooting, which they are horrible at. Plus it’s common knowledge that Thomas Robinson can score and defend. Barnes doesn’t show up every game which is what the Bobcats need.

  • Edmond

    Or we could draft MKG. Since we can’t score 80 points a game, why not draft the best defensive player in the draft outside of Davis? Okay, the dude has an inconsistent jump shot, but he has the motor and basketball IQ to catch up. Although he won’t have the best offensive skills at first, he has the desire to become a better player and his high motor would work well with coach dunlap. Barnes: overrated.

  • SDS

    @edmond plus mkg will jsut drive to the basket constantly opening up shots for others who can’t create for themselves, like a reggie williams who did terrible last year at the 3 because he was trying to play point half the time he was healthy and on the floor

  • Edmond

    Dude.. MKG is legit. There’s a reason why him and Beal won’t slip past the #4 spot. Harrison Barnes is bust material almost in a way that Drummond is, and at least Drummond is more talented. Just because Barnes is that flashy player that can create his own shot doesn’t make him worthy of our #2. I know for a fact that Cleveland and Washington want us to draft Thomas Robinson, Drummond, or Barnes because they’re not worthy of a top 5 pick. MKG and Beal have the attitudes and personalities that would fit Coach Dunlaps diligent personality and work ethic perfectly, great way to start the rebuilding process outside of drafting Davis

  • HornetsBackinCHA

    If you honestly think that teams packing the paint is a good thing draft Robinson. I watched last year the reason they were a jump shooting team is because they had NO ONE who could shoot from outside. Meaning if they draft Barnes and he hits jump shots (because they will leave him open at first) he will open the paint for Biyombo and possible Big Man free agents/2nd round pick hell even Mullens. Teams will still just pack the paint and make you shoot till you CAN SHOOT. Miami is the only exception EVERY team has a good jump shooter to spread the floor the JohnsonCats HAVE NONE. No wonder this team has failed BY FOLLOWING POPULAR OPINION. If that was the case Dirk Nowitzki or Paul Pierce wouldn’t have titles. If popular opinion would of not went through wade would of not slid so far in the draft. When you follow popular opinion YOU FAIL. Popular opinion says Robinson is a solid pick. I say Robinson is a bench player at best who struggled to get minutes playing behind the Morris twins DID BARNES have trouble finding playing time from the beginning NO because he spreads the floor it’s what made UNC good.

  • HornetsBackinCHA

    Go to hell dookie EDMOND…If Jordan is smart he picks a scorer and hometown player if not let him pick a sorry PF who struggled to score efficiently or get playing time behind two NOW NBA bench warmers. I will not watch a team struggling to score their name is already a slap in the face here but passing on OBVIOUS top 4 talent in Barnes is STUPID.

  • Edmond

    First off, not a duke fan nor am I endorsing the pick of Thomas Robinson. I don’t even see the hype in that dude, mainly because he didn’t really pick up until his senior year and even then he didn’t hit his potential until loved ones passed away. Just because I dislike the pick of Barnes doesn’t require irrational thinking dude, and dont accuse me of being biased either, would you even endorse Barnes if he played for another ACC school? Just look at mock drafts, Barnes isn’t a top pick unless the person judging him looked at his stats and only a two-minute YouTube clip of his highlights. If you really want a jump shooter, how do you not recommend Bradley Beal who did everything for Florida on a garbage team and is getting ray Allen comparisons. Barnes was spoiled at UNC and choked in the hype, while the rest of the lottery picks carried their teams.. Even Kentucky doesn’t win that championship without MKG.

  • SDS

    one of the morris twins was a starter-the worse of the two at KU in markief, while marcus went to a team lined up with pfs and sfs already in place…
    now why u guys attacks robinson and not mkg who edomond has ONLY mentioned seems completly idiotic on your guys parts since u guys dont understand that mkg isnt thomas robinson…Ronj on the other hand mentioned him…lol

    personally i say Robinson is a 5-12 lottery pick, he is athletic has good ball handling skills etc etc, i think he could transition to the 3 he has a developing jump shot ten times better then sullinger he can rebound-which is one of the few things u usually see transition well into he nba-unless u get rebounds souly by height-such as a Thabeet etc

    MKG is a better prospect at the 2nd overall pick easily-then thomas robinson,

    i do like Barnes- but in the same range of thomas robinson- 5-12, shooting ability, can drive to the basket and finish at time, good rebounder alot to do with his height and length, good smooth jumpshot, okay defensivly dissapeared in close to every major unc game and was a huge dissapoitment in the tourny, seemed too relaxed and never got going, even against a smaller ku team who had a 6 ft 5 player guarding him-Releford-

    difference between robinson and barnes? u can’t question robinsons motor and even if he wasn’t always efficeint he always showed up-barnes motor is questioned, and he rarely showed up in the big games- he talkes like a proffesional but he doesnt back it up when it comes to the big games…Thomas can be alot like Kenneth Faried except a little worse in rebounding but better offensivly,

    in total both robinson and Barnes have alot of flaws, and alot of good points-not going to go over every flaw and good point that would take about a 5 pg essay…thomas is a bit overhyped by the media and fan base, barnes is right were he should be-except according to those who live in north caroline where he is still overhyped by ALOT,

    now mkg is the guy i want at the 2 spot, but why u guys are attacking edmond of robinson when he diddnt mention him is beyond me…exspecially when robinson is in the same category as barnes with where he should be drafted IMO…Barnes isnt as good as mkg, beal, or Davis, they all outclass him easily in around 3 to 4 categories, and he only outclasses mkg or davis in the shooting department…

    • SDS

      when i said” he has a devloping jump shot ten times better then sullinger, i wasnt saying his jump shot was better then sullinger but that he is better then sullinger, he didnt get completly outclassed by size like sullinger who got destroyed by withey, he is 10 times as athletic, has the same size, he is 6.85 while sullinger is 6.9, but robinson beats sullinger in wingpsna by 2 inches, he is better with the ball in his hands, better rebounder etc etc

  • Edmond

    I agree with SDS.. Barnes is only overhyped in NC, and TR is solid but not great. what’s the only flaw with MKG though? His jumpshot is a bit funky, so what? He has the intangibles and the learning ability to get better at that, and that was Lebrons flaw coming out of high school.. That wasn’t too bad of a pick. Thing is with MKG, his defensive and athletic ability make up for his jumpshot while that develops. And what’s the one flaw with Beal? He’s an inch undersized and he would have the same position as our best player Gerald Henderson, who might not stick around as much as we wish. Unless we trade down, why would we consider Barnes over those guys?

  • SDS

    only thing Barnes has on MKG is length- whtich isnt that big of a difference and shooting, only thing Barnes has on Beal is height, in every other category i would say Beal and MKG are Better, except rebounding with Beal but that is because of his height again…,

    When thinking about it i am starting to love Beal, almost seems like a Dwade but with ray allen shooting ability, he can drive, he is extremly atheltic, gets defensive plays u wouldnt expect from someone around the 6ft 4 range, extremly good rebouding ability, really although i dont like his position i am starting to like him more and more, hopefully we could switch henderson the the 3 spot if we draft Beal, but if we do that we will have a major height disadvantage at the 3..:(

    • SDS

      he is like a d’wade defensivly, blocks shots rebounding, constant threat for opposing offence despite his size, when i watched him i thought he could finish, not the most explosive first step which imo is the one thing keeping him from being dominate as of this point

  • Jsn23nc

    Charlotte needs more than scoring that’s all youl will get with Barnes. Barnes doesnt play any defense. MKG plays offense well becasue he knows his strenghts and that getting to the rim. The reason why Charlotte suck as a spot up jump shooting team is because they only have one person that can penetrate the defense and kick out to open jumpshooters. Kemba is the only person the can penetrate a defense. Gerald Henderson, and DJ are the jumpshooters. Look at Miami the have Lebron and Dwade to pentetrate and kick out to Mike Miller,Shane Battier, and Mario Chalmers. The problem is you cant pick a spot up jumpshooter with the 4rht overall pick. Charlotte needs MKG. TRob would make Charlottes front court too small. Barnes and TRob give you nothing on the defensive end of the court. MKG plays both side of the court really well and he’s only 18 years old. Charlotte would be dumb not to take him 2nd overall. The only team Charlotte should consider trading with is Portland with the 6th and 11th picks.

  • Edmond

    ^ agreed. Charlotte was horrible offensively, but weren’t they just as bad defensively. Plus who says Harrison Barnes skills are going to translate to the nba anyways. If nba coaches find out that all he can do it hit jump shots, how good is he going to be when he’s being scouted against?

  • Nate

    …well how about this then: since no one can seem to agree on TRob, and there’s still a bit of disparity, why not try something a little different? If Charlotte trades down to 4 and 24, they take MKG (if available) or Barnes, giving the Cats a spot-up shooter who can pop it from outside. Then, take 24 and 31, and snag Portland’s 11th pick. With that pick, take Arnett Moultrie out of Miss State. He’s a 6’11″ PF who actually drives to the hoop with a great above-the-rim style of play, and solid defense (aka better than TRob’s). If necessary, he can step out and hit the 15 to 20 foot jumper, too. Also, little known fact: Moultrie, not Davis, led the SEC in rebounding last season, which would help the Bobcats greatly on the boards.

  • SDS

    not going to disprute that moultrie is a good rebounder but he wasnt playing with terrance jones and MKG who all can rebound at a high rate and alot of times took, making their rebounding stats look lower then they really would have been if on a said miss state, moultie got 10.5 rebounds per game with the next being 5.5 with dee bost and an average for the team per game being 37, kentucky on the other hand 10.4 with davis, 7.4 with mkg, 7.2 with terrance jones, total of 39-although the team isnt much better with mkg and jones there they took alot from davis…Davis is a “worse rebounder by 0.1 pg” with two guys who also could dominate the paint if they were the lone star-jones had 8.8, 1.6 more without davis and mkg taking his rebounds away…

    its the same thing with robinson-he would likely be considered another kenneth faried rebounding wise if it wernt for withey who likely took about 2pg away from him-doesnt seem like alot but with an average sf and pf with Davis u would see him go up 3 or 4 rebounds per game likely…^^

    the reason why i added robinson was because if you watched ku games withey and robinson at times would be fighting for the ball on defensive rebounds constantly-they both attacked the ball ruthlessly when in mid-air, if you take withey out of the equation and maybe a normal center at the collegiac level you would see alot more reboudns going robinsons way

    • SDS

      i really need to start proof reading what i write, when i say each player could dominate the paint i mean each player could domiante in the category of rebounding while in the paint-not offensivly scoring or defensvily^^…my b if you didn’t get what i meant when i first wrote the above comment- i will be gone for the next 4 weeks so i wont get to write anything on here:( so sad…but only have 2 something hours left till the draft..can’t wait ^^ GL Charllote, i hope u guys make the right decision…:) even if it goes against what everyone else thinks

  • Nate

    Oh, I wasn’t trying to say that Moultrie was a better rebounder than Davis and TRob. I see your point exactly of how Moultrie was the main rebounder on his team. It wasn’t to imply that Davis is a bad rebounder; I’m not saying that at all. I meant it in the sense that more people would be surprised to see that it wasn’t Davis who led the league, and that there are other decent big men in this years draft who can grab boards.

    Yet, in Kentucky and Miss State’s one matchup this season, Moultrie and Davis were even on the boards; both had 11 rebounds each (3 off bounds each, and 13 points each, too). I was just pointing out Moultrie’s availability since Davis will be off the board right away, and Charlotte seems like they might want to go for a SF in MKG or Barnes, or SG in Beal just as badly as they need size, such as a PF like TRob. I was merely pointing out that there are still mid-first round options for size if the Cats try trading down to get multiple first-round picks.