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  • The Hornets Bright Future

    By Brett on September 10, 2014
    Almost five years ago, Chad Ford and John Hollinger teamed up on ESPN.com to produce the first “NBA Future Power Rankings” for the site, where they provided their subjective rankings on various aspects of all franchises and then sorted them on the total score. At that time, the Charlotte Bobcats were ranked dead last (and by a wide margin), with […]
  • Season Report Card ’13-14: Luke Ridnour

    By Brett on May 22, 2014
    PER PER Against (Net) Luke Ridnour 9.0 22.7 (-13.7) Strengths: Luke Ridnour joined the Bobcats as part of the mid-season trade with Milwaukee, which sent Jeff Adrien and Ramon Sessions out, and returned Luke and Gary Neal. The idea was to add some long-range shooting to the Bobcats, to help spread the court around Al Jefferson’s post ups and Kemba’s drives. […]
  • Charlotte Hornets join 2014 NBA Draft Lottery

    By Brett on May 20, 2014
    While Cleveland had just a 1.7% chance of winning the lottery, the Cavaliers have received the top pick in the draft for the second year in a row. Whoop de doo. What matters is that Cleveland was behind Detroit in the lottery standings, and their move up the board pushed Detroit down. The Cavaliers’ good fortune provides benefit to the […]
  • Season Report Card ’13-14: Gerald Henderson

    By Brett on May 14, 2014
    PER PER Against (Net) Gerald Henderson 13.4 13.1 (+0.3) Strengths: After 5 seasons in the league, Gerald is who he is. A decent midrange shooter who plays solid defense on the ball, and can provide a spectacular highlight on either end of the court, using his length and leaping ability to soar for a dunk or block at the rim. […]
  • Bobcats Playoff Preview: Around the web

    By Brett on April 19, 2014
    As the Bobcats’ prepare for their second (and final) playoff appearance, we have scoured the web to provide a list of content to help in your preparation. On to the links. First up, a simple illustration that was posted at TrueHoop which summarizes expectations: It’s not a unanimous expectation, but it is the prevailing one. Here’s a video from TrueHoop, […]
  • Bobcats and Basketball Links

    By Brett on March 30, 2014
    I came across a few links this past week that I wanted to make sure people were aware of. That suffices for an intro. Video discussion between Henry Abbott and David Thorpe about 3s – For reference, the Bobcats remain one of the worst in the league at defending the 3. Last season, Charlotte surrendered 38.8% shooting on threes, tying […]
  • Magic re-appear, steal game from Cats

    By Brett on March 28, 2014
    Charlotte Bobcats 105 Final Recap | Box Score 110 Orlando Magic Josh McRoberts, PF 35 MIN | 8-16 FG | 2-2 FT | 7 REB | 6 AST | 1 STL | 2 BLK | 2 TO | 24 PTS | -3 Huge scoring night for McRoberts on a night his three were falling. But all Charlotte big men will […]
  • Bobcats as escapism is failing

    By Brett on December 19, 2013
    Through the confluence of circumstance, the same week I finish reading a book about escaping – from war, poverty, societal constraints – I was also presented with data about the Bobcats’ influence on ticket prices, when arriving in cities as the visiting team. In The Amazing Adventures of Kavalier & Clay, comic books represent a literal avenue of escape from […]
  • Game #20 Preview: Charlotte and Philadelphia

    By Brett on December 6, 2013
    As sometimes happens when you’re dealing with a site run by people with full-time jobs, we haven’t been able to pull together a preview today. But the Bobcats are playing the 76ers, and Spencer chatted with the guys over at Philadunkia in preparation for the game (prior to today). Go check it out in preparation for tonight’s contest: Fo’ with […]
  • Process and results

    By Brett on November 24, 2013
    First time trying something like this – a stream of consciousness post, where a thought has come to me and I try to follow it for a little while. I do not know how far it will go, or how often it may occur. Feedback or inspiration welcome. Thanks for humoring me. -Brett “I start with the platitude that one […]