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Bobcats unable to cut down the Nets

Brooklyn Nets 99 Final
Recap | Box Score
78 Charlotte Bobcats
Bismack Biyombo, PF 16 MIN | 3-4 FG | 1-2 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 1 BLK | 1 TO | 7 PTS | -1

A pair of highlight dunks within the span of a minute for Biyombo. He recorded his second foul shortly after, however, and never capitalized on the momentum. Weak output on the boards as well.

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, SF 32 MIN | 8-13 FG | 1-1 FT | 5 REB | 1 AST | 2 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 17 PTS | -22

A very solid game from the rookie. He was assertive on the offensive end, getting into the lane with regularity. He was also active on defense, recording a pair of steals. A highlight dunk in the waning moments as well.

Byron Mullens, C 13 MIN | 2-6 FG | 0-0 FT | 0 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 4 PTS | -9

Zero rebounds and 2-6 shooting in 13 minutes of run, while failing to see the floor the last 17 minutes of the game.

Kemba Walker, PG 32 MIN | 4-12 FG | 1-1 FT | 2 REB | 8 AST | 3 STL | 1 BLK | 3 TO | 10 PTS | -21

An inefficient night from the field for Kemba, though he did manage to dish out 8 assists. However, he committed a few sloppy turnovers on passes that should’ve led to converted baskets.

Gerald Henderson, SG 33 MIN | 4-13 FG | 3-4 FT | 3 REB | 3 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 11 PTS | -23

Henderson’s mid-range game was not on tonight. He also got tracked down on the break by Gerald Wallace for one of his 5 blocks.

Josh McRoberts, PF 25 MIN | 1-5 FG | 0-2 FT | 6 REB | 5 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 2 PTS | -8

McRoberts really showed off his passing ability tonight. He did remind me at times of Diaw though, as he passed up a few open looks he probably should’ve taken. Chipped in a late-game highlight (a la MKG) when Kemba hit him on the break for an alley-oop finish. All in all a pretty good showing despite the 1-5 line from the field.

Brendan Haywood, C 20 MIN | 0-2 FG | 0-0 FT | 3 REB | 0 AST | 0 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 0 PTS | -11

20 minutes, 3 rebounds, 1 travel.

Ramon Sessions, PG 20 MIN | 3-10 FG | 2-2 FT | 3 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 1 TO | 9 PTS | +4

Started 3-4 from the field but failed to convert on his last six attempts. He was just part of the trend of missed field goals for the Bobcats in the second half.

Ben Gordon, SG 26 MIN | 6-15 FG | 2-3 FT | 2 REB | 0 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 16 PTS | -13

Good Gordon made appearances in spurts tonight (particularly when he scored 12 points in what seemed like a minute in the second quarter). However, when all was said and done Gordon committed his usual three turnovers while only managing 6-15 from the floor.

Three Things We Saw

  1. Bobcats started hot. They notched 29 first quarter points while taking a 53-43 lead into the break.
  2. Bobcats ended cold. The aforementioned 29 first quarter points were more than the Bobcats managed in the entire second half (25). The Nets took control in the third quarter, outscoring the Bobcats 28-9. The lead was quickly stretched to double-digits early in the 4th and the Nets never looked back.
  3. 7-5, a distant memory. The Bobcats are a lowly 6-43 since their surprising start to the season. There is much work to be done.

5 comments to Bobcats unable to cut down the Nets

  • Spencer/SDS

    #1 i am scared to watch the friday night game….VERY SCARED…
    #2, does it look like Mullen’s is being cut out of the future of the Bobcats plans???
    #3, Trade up for Alex Len??? Alright the best possible thing that could happen to the Bobcats IMO is if we draft Mclemore #1 overall, then with our added assists of draft picks trade up to get Alex Len…kinda random but does anyone else like this idea??? He is more of a pure center and idk if that would be a good match with Biyombo, but we need obvious depth at any c/PF spot and it could work…may require doing a sign and trade or something else with Hendo (if possible) but i would not by any means mind swapping out McLemore for Hendo and trading the Detroit + Portland picks for Alex Len, doubtful to happen but any thoughts???

    (we do not need Cauley Stein if anyone suggests him…he is just like a Javale McGee (but worse in the shooting department and mechanics) and a lot like Biyombo in he will not help us anytime soon on offense down low (same with Nerlens Noel)….Anthony Bennett also has looked like a possibility probably a Paul Millsap type player (very efficient at everything he does, nothing flashy though, will be a good starter probably on any team)???…but in that case i would rather just try and sign Paul in FA, draft Len and McLemore….

  • charlottean

    cauley stein isn’t half the athlete javale mcgee is. and no i don’t like alex len. I would take LUKE zeller over alex len. I think we have the assets to move that portland pick into the top 5 and get zeller or noel. Can’t see anybody turning down both of those picks to move OUT of this bunch especially if a team like washington or orlando gets stuck with noel.

    I agree on mclemore with muhammad being the backup plan. Either is going to be a solid nba starting 2 and either #1 or #2 option on a good team. I like a ton of guys that are listed REALLY late in this draft but i’m not a fan of too many top 20 projected.

    Guys like CJ McCullom, Erick Green, Seth Curry are all nba starters IMO. Shane larkin if he leaves early. CJ Leslie. Kelly whatever dudes last name is from gonzaga is going to be an nba player but not a starter ever. The kid Gobert from france is intriguing.

    I mean anybody comparing him to ajinca are the same people that compared adam morrison to j.j. reddick or matt carroll. Gobert is far more tyson chandler than he is ajinca and that kind of guy to pair with walker could be incredible. Ajinca was way more like mullens than Gobert. #1 prospect in Europe for his year. That tends to be a solid indicator. Anyway….I would take a shot on him before I’d go with Len, Cauley-Stein, Bennett, Poythress, etc. I would only go Zeller, or Noel before him.

    I would take jeff withey over a lot of those underclassmen. The knock on him is “he’s beating up on younger competition” which is a lame wrap when he was doing the same thing he’s doing now as a freshmen he just wasn’t getting the minutes behind the morris twins and robinson and aldrich. dude has been super consistent against top caliber talents. interesting to see his combine measurements.

    but seriously……if seth curry goes undrafted….that dude needs to be wearing a bobcats uni for the next 15 years. how in the WORLD a guy of that caliber would be passed over that severely blows my mind, but there isn’t a mock draft out there that has him listed. and some of the guys getting picked are GARBAGE. I would give up next year’s 2nd rounder to get into the 2nd round AT ANY POINT and grab him. Offers insurance if we were to trade sessions or let henderson walk or both.

    I don’t know what’s going on with the mullens situation, but regardless….he just got a lot cheaper. No way this guy gets a big offer now. QO and that’s it. Most frustrating talent I can remember. At least with diaw you were getting solid games and frustrated because he COULD be great. With mullens, he could be great and you get such garbage games mixed in with the good and only glimpses of the great. But the skill set is there. I do think dunlap could have done more with he and biyombo this year but that’s from the outside looking in. Take’s 2.

  • charlottean

    and with sessions out, I would love to see them sign josh selby to a 10 day. if not….chris douglas roberts?

  • Spencer/SDS

    Josh Selby would be nice, might not fit well with Kemba and is more of the shooter version of Iverson then Kemba have has been…if he were 2-4 inches taller he would have been a star

    Mullen’s ehh frustrating, but i hope those glimpses get us to keep him…

    I was just comparing Stein to McGee^^, dude is athletic (not as athletic as Mcgee) tall and long, isn’t known for a good work ethic and is terrible at everything else…Kinda like McGee coming in but just worst…everywhere

    Jeff Withey, has talent…but doesn’t really know how to use it…I have no doubt he has a damn good mid range game of which he seems scared to use in game, his issue he didn’t bulk up enough for me…right now he is long and skinny…a damn good defender with a ton of potential offensively, has long arms and tall but little hops. he will likely go late 1st if not early 2nd (would be a steal in the 2nd)…Just has to bulk up IMO, he lost out to battle against Davis last year due to strength DAVIS, i think he got stronger…but not by as much as i hoped…anyway this is just the (i want to see players gain some muscle as they develop) coming out of me…again:(

    Cj McCollumn is a 1st rnd pick…damn good shooter, probably going to be like Golden States Klay Thompson IMO, i think the issue with Curry is his size…he is a 2 guard, but has the size of a PG and isn’t exactly a great defender…his offense might over go his defense…he just has to show he can play the point more then the 2 in the NBA and i think that that is dropping his draft stock….i doubt he doesn’t go in the second round thou, probably mid 20s IMO

    Iv’e heard of Gobert but haven’t seen him play….while Alex Len…you really don’t like him THAT much??? hmm…anyway, if Isiah Austin comes to party i sure as hell wouldn’t mind him then, hell i think he could play the THREE, 3 at 7 ft 1…don’t know how effective but dude can play

  • charlottean

    Curry can play the one. Especially as a backup. His size at the one is ideal, his size at the 2 is small. But would you really project him outside the 2nd round after watching his brother score 54 in a game? I mean literally the only difference between the 2 is that seth transferred to a bigger school. He’s still the star player for duke, but because he’s surrounded by elite talent, he has to spread the ball more. That has clearly hurt him when it shouldn’t. If he had stayed at liberty (and this seems so crazy to think about) he would be a top 15 pick. Since when has going to duke hurt anybody not named sean dockery. He’s played about as much 1 in college as steph did. Steph had richards right there with him for 2 of his 3 years at davidson.

    If you say his ceiling is his brother and his floor is his dad, how is that not a 1st round pick? let alone a 2nd round pick. there is literally no mock draft out there projecting him in either round and I know those things can be misleading especially this early, but they usually aren’t far off. If he’s not projected picked, his ceiling is prob mid 2nd round at best and that is INSANE. there is not a safer pick outside of maybe zeller and muhammad in this draft.

    I don’t like len….i don’t know, he just seems so mediocre to me. he’s improved a lot from freshmen to sophomore and that’s always a good sign. you have to be patient with bigs. guys can look like duds (hibbert) and develop into studs with time. I just hate the idea of picking from this bunch and picking wrong. He just doesn’t impress me. You have me second guessing myself trying to justify why i don’t like him but idk. It’s coming off watching him the other night against carolina have 8 points and 7 boards against a team with NO bigs.