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TEAM: Bobcats waive Ben Gordon

The headline doesn’t read like anything that shocks you, but oh wait, there’s more to this. The team announced today that they have elected to waive Ben Gordon and officially end a relationship that’s been rocky basically since it began. Like getting waived when you’re owed $13.2 million in that same season isn’t insulting [...]

QCH Trade Deadline Roundtable + PodCats Show discussing deadline

For the most part, I believe most will be quiet as the trade deadline looms just a little more than 24 hours away – Charlotte isn’t one of the many teams that most expect to stay quiet. Only time will tell, but one thing is certain – the front office is burning up the [...]

Bobcats to be buyers at the trade deadline? Sounds that way…

In the past few weeks there have been quite a few rumblings floating around the NBA blogosphere that suggest Charlotte is looking to make a full blown run at the playoffs and add some offensive firepower before the Feb. 20th trade deadline. There’s a split opinion when the topic of making a playoff push this season [...]

Bobcats sweep Warriors on the season; finish west coast trip at 3-1

Charlotte Bobcats 91 Final Recap | Box Score 75 Golden State Warriors Josh McRoberts, PF Shot Chart 30 MIN | 4-8 FG | 0-0 FT | 7 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 3 TO | 9 PTS | 0

Good minutes + production from McBob tonight. I [...]

Game #47: Bobcats @ Nuggets preview, Kemba update + West Coast Act 2

Who: Denver Nuggets vs Charlotte Bobcats

What: NBA Basketball – Nuggets Home Game

When: 9:00 PM ET

Where: Live at the Pepsi Center, Denver, CO

The Matchup:

Record Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency Pace Denver 22-21 105.0 (11) 103.8 (17) 99.2 (4) Charlotte 19-27 98.1 (27) 101.5 (7) 94.9 (21)

Injuries:

Denver: Ty Lawson (DTD), Darrell Arthur [...]

‘Melo sets record in MSG. Yeah, the Bobcats lost

Charlotte Bobcats 96 Final Recap | Box Score 125 New York Knicks Josh McRoberts, PF Shot Chart 30 MIN | 2-4 FG | 0-0 FT | 2 REB | 2 AST | 1 STL | 0 BLK | 0 TO | 6 PTS | -34

Forgot that McRoberts was even on the floor [...]

Game #31: Bobcats @ Hawks Preview, Clifford calls team out + latest PodCats episode

Who: Atlanta Hawks vs Charlotte Bobcats

What: NBA Basketball – Hawks Home Game

When: 7:30 PM ET

Where: Live at Phillips Arena, Atlanta, GA

The Matchup:

Record Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency Pace Atlanta 16-13 104.7 (10) 102.3 (13) 97.2 (12) Charlotte 14-16 96.3 (29) 98.1 (3) 94.8 (24)

Previous Meetings: 11/11/13 — 103-94 Hawks

Injuries: [...]

Game #30: Bobcats vs. Thunder 2-on-3 Preview

Who: Charlotte Bobcats vs Oklahoma City Thunder

What: NBA Basketball – Bobcats Home Game

When: 7:00 PM ET

Where: Live at Time Warner Cable Arena, Charlotte, NC

The Matchup:

Record Offensive Efficiency Defensive Efficiency Pace Charlotte 14-15 96.4 (29) 98.2 (3) 94.9 (24) Oklahoma City 23-5 106.7 (4) 97.8 (2) 99.4 (3)

Injuries:

Charlotte: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist [...]

Jeff Taylor out for season with ruptured Achilles tendon

Jeff Taylor has ruptured his right Achilles tendon and will miss the remainder of the season, reports the Charlotte Observer’s Rick Bonnell. Taylor went down within the first few minutes of Friday’s game against the Detroit Pistons, and had to be helped off the court.

This is a tough injury for Taylor, obviously. Achilles injuries can [...]

Pacers complimentary of Bobcats culture + effort last night

Tim Donahue of EightPointsNineSeconds.com, the Indiana Pacers ESPN TrueHoop affiliate blog, sent me some great audio from Frank Vogel and David West last night. Some of the audio is pregame, as Vogel speaks about the culture change and how well coached the team is, and some is postgame when Vogel reiterates the changes that [...]