Ranking the Bobcats « Queen City Hoops

Ranking the Bobcats

ESPN is nearing the end of their now yearly NBARank project, but the Bobcats have been finished for a while now. Here’s a consolidated listing of the Bobcats and their ranking, along with a note on each from Spencer and myself. Enjoy. (And a link to the first posting of the NBARank on ESPN.com)

Player Rank Thoughts
Bismack Biyombo 222 Brett:  Went from 301 to 222 and will still be just 20 this season

Spencer:  Very young and a very high ceiling. This ranking should continue to drastically improve.

Matt Carroll 446 B:  Seems high

S:  Last season was dreadful- no question he’s a better shooter than what he displayed. As far as the rank…whatever.

Gana Diop 440 B:  Shouldn’t be above The Hammer

S:  Definitely should be ranked lowest on this roster. Carrol and Diop should be flipped.

Ben Gordon 154 B:  With the potentially expanded role on the Bobcats, he could go back up next year

S:  His usage in Charlotte will be interesting, but as Brett said, this ranking could certainly rise.

Brendan Haywood 260 B:  The Bobcats best option at center at 260 – yay

S:  No question this ranking will rise and it’s probably a little too low.

Gerald Henderson 184 B:  Would be a lot better if there wasn’t a three point line

S:  With Taylor and MKG, it’s starting to look like Hendo may not be in the future plans. He’s been improving every year and I expect that to continue this season.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 128 B:  We have our winner

S:  I understand he was the #2 pick in the draft, but MKG is not the best player on this roster.

Byron Mullens 317 B:  A big jump, from 462 to 317 (if the season had ended after a month, it would have been much higher)

S:  Big jump in rank and well deserved. Playing time this season will depend on improved effort and decision making.

Ramon Sessions 146 B:  Of the Bobcats top 5 players, 3 are imports

S:  Could end up leading this team in scoring and be team’s starting PG by season’s end. That would be a good scenario for Bobcats, but just saying.

Jeff Taylor 416 B:  An old rookie – I expect a jump in his rank next year, and then it steadying off

S:  Really excited about this kid.

Tyrus Thomas 253 B:  Down from 123 (and 253 seems high after watching him play last year)

S:  Could drop 100 more spots, or could gain 100 back. Impossible to predict with this headcase.

Kemba Walker 199 B:  The Bobcats starting point guard is slotted as about a 7th man by NBARank

S:  More scoring weapons surround him on this roster now and I expect a huge improvement as a PG this season. He’ll crack the top 125 next season.

Reggie Williams 283 B:  One of a handful of players who did not move in rank – fitting, considering his brief time on court due to injuries and conditioning

S:  Got to get into playing shape. Considering half of his tweets consist of where his next meal will be isn’t encouraging.

2 comments to Ranking the Bobcats

  • Steven B

    Have not go to watch the Bobcats play much at all but being a fan mean sticking around no matter how low a team plays. Still Exicted to see what Bismack and MKG will do being young and talanted along with being effort players. Hopefully Walker will improve as the team does. TY for the read.

  • Rufus T. Ruckus

    Rawwwwwwwwwwrrrrr. The Cats will be on a tear this year once Drew Cook gets inserted in the lineup. Rawwwwwwwwwwrrrrrr