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  • Season Report Card: Kemba Walker

    By Greg Pietras on May 21, 2013
    PER PER Against (Net) Kemba Walker 18.9 16.3 (+2.6) Strengths: Kemba’s season was one long sigh of relief. Drafted in 2011 as one of the bedrocks of Charlotte’s rebuilding effort, his rookie year was a disappointment (in part for reasons beyond his control). The second year was much better. A lot of that had to do with Walker’s improving efficiency […]
  • Season Report Card: Ben Gordon

    By Mathew Lewis on May 17, 2013
      PER PER Against (Net) Ben Gordon 12.74 17.54 (-4.8) Strengths: He can shoot. That’s about it. But that’s obviously still a valuable NBA skill, so a tip of the cap to The Scottish Terrier (my nickname for him for many years – you know he looks like one). Gordon led the team in 3P% at .387 (career .404), many […]
  • Season Report Card: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

    By Greg Pietras on May 16, 2013
    PER PER Against (Net) Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 14.0 16.3 (-2.3) Strengths: MKG’s most immediate and obvious strength this year was his rebounding. On a team that desperately needed help there, he pulled down a very solid 8.1 rebounds per 36 minutes. Those don’t appear to be empty numbers, either: When he was on the floor, Charlotte’s total rebound percentage improved from […]
  • Season Report Card: Ramon Sessions

    By Spencer on May 14, 2013
    PER PER Against (Net) Ramon Sessions 17.80 15.00 (+2.8) Strengths: Getting to the rim in transition and in the half court is Sessions’ specialty — there are few players in the league who I’ve seen blitz the rim on a dead sprint like Sessions does. It ends in a lot of trips to the foul line — he was 11th […]
  • Season Report Card: Byron Mullens

    By Greg Pietras on May 13, 2013
    PER PER Against (Net) Byron Mullens 12.4 22.6 (-10.2) Strengths: For Byron, we might be better off calling this “Areas of Improvement” rather than “Strengths.” This year saw a fundamental change in the way Mullens was played; instead of relying on the long midrange jumper, he drastically increased his three-point attempts (5.2 per 36 vs. 1.3 last year). It’s a […]
  • Season Report Card: Jeff Adrien

    By Spencer on May 11, 2013
    PER PER Against (Net) Jeff Adrien 13.39 16.49 (-3.1) Strengths: Well, his strength. Literally, Adrien is very strong and can body up with most players in this league around the basket. He moves very well, is fairly quick for his size and has good lateral quickness — combine that to go with his powerful frame and it makes for an […]
  • Season Report Card: Jeff Taylor

    By Mathew Lewis on May 10, 2013
        PER PER Against (Net) Jeff Taylor 10.33 17.23 (-6.9) Strengths: Taylor showed the ability to hit the NBA three at a decent clip (.344 on 154 attempts) and at times demonstrated the skills that at some point in the (hopefully near) future may enable him to be a plus perimeter defender in the League. He isn’t there yet […]
  • Season Report Card: Bismack Biyombo

    By Spencer on May 9, 2013
    PER PER Against (Net) Bismack Biyombo 10.07 16.77 (-6.7) Strengths: The one outlying strength for Biyombo at this point in his young career is his shot blocking ability. Bismack averaged 1.8 BPG this season, which was the same as last season. So, there wasn’t any vast improvement in that area, but it’s still far above average and remains the one […]
  • Season Report Card: Gerald Henderson

    By Spencer on May 8, 2013
    PER PER Against (Net) Gerald Henderson 16.48 15.28 (+1.2) Strengths: Hendo’s biggest strength continues to be his ability to create his own shot — especially his own jump shot. The majority of his shot attempts continue to be from ‘mid-range’ — this season Hendo attempted 47.9% of his shots from 10-20 feet. Traditionally, he’s been great at coming off curls […]
  • Midway Point – 10 Observations

    By Mathew Lewis on January 24, 2013
    The Bobcats eclipsed the midway point of the season last night, losing to the Atlanta Hawks for the fourth occasion in as many contests. Through 42 games, the team stands at 10-32. Depending on your expectations, this season has been somewhat of a pleasant surprise, pretty much as expected, or a frustrating disappointment. Given their win total to date is not […]