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    • A Long Look at Emeka

      By Brett on February 6, 2009

      While I was working on a piece lobbying for Emeka's inclusion in the All-Star game, as the replacement for Jameer Nelson, it was announced that Ray Allen had gotten the nod. Good for Ray Allen – congratulations. Was it the best use of the roster spot, considering the East's...

    • Without You (Gerald Wallace)

      By Brett on February 5, 2009

      Without you, Gerald, the Bobcats are: 1-6 this season with efficiencies of 102.6 on offense, 110.7 on defense. With you, Gerald, the Bobcats overall mark of 104.6 on defense is 8th in the league. Without you, it would rank 27th. The Bobcats need you back, Gerald, because without you...

    • Bobcats vs Jazz Recap

      By Brett on February 2, 2009

      BoxscoreScore: 105-86 JazzBobcats Record: 19-29Game Efficiencies:Offensive: 98.9Defensive: 119.3Meritorious Player: Not today. Bad offense led to horrific defense led to a third straight double digit defeat. 23 turnovers for Charlotte – on just 87 possessions. About 1/4th of the Bobcats possessions ended without a shot…and a good chunk of those...

    • Bobcats vs Nuggets Recap

      By Brett on February 2, 2009

      BoxscoreScore: 110-99 DenverBobcats Record: 19-28 (3 games out of 8th)Game Efficiencies:Offensive: 107.6Defensive: 117.0Meritorious Player: Raja Bell, with 27 points on 14 attempts, 5 rebounds, 4 assists, plus good defense: the Bobcats were at 112.0 on defense with him on the court, compared to the 117.0 for the game. Gana...

    • Short-handed Bobcats = Bad Defense

      By Brett on January 30, 2009

      With Gerald out for the foreseeable future, the Bobcats are going to have to replace him with some combination of Boris Diaw, Adam Morrison, Cartier Martin, and maybe some others. What do those people have in common? They are not Crash – and they do not play defense like...

    • Bobcats vs Blazers Recap

      By Brett on January 29, 2009

      BoxscoreScore: 88-74 PortlandBobcats Record: 19-27 (1.5 games out of 8th)Game Efficiencies:Offensive: 89.2Defensive: 103.5Meritorious Player: Emeka Okafor – 18 points (11 attempts, 4-6 on fta), 5 rebounds, 1 block in 29 minutes. The only Bobcat to play significant minutes with a positive plus/minus, Emeka was at +1, with a net...

    • Bobcats vs Lakers Recap

      By Brett on January 28, 2009

      BoxscoreScore: 117-110 Bobcats (2 OT)Bobcats Record: 19-26 (1.5 games out of 8th)Game Efficiencies:Offensive: 109.3Defensive: 104.8Meritorious Player: Raymond Felton. Ray nearly became the first Bobcat with a triple-double, falling an assist shy. Final line: 21 points (17 attempts), 11 rebounds, 9 assists, 1 block and just 2 turnovers in 53...

    • Bobcats vs Pacers Recap

      By Brett on January 26, 2009

      BoxscoreScore: 98-93 PacersBobcats Record: 18-26 (2.5 games out of 8th)Game Efficiencies:Offensive: 101.1Defensive: 107.7Meritorious Player: Juwan Howard? Gana Diop? Yeah, it was that kind of game. A slightly below average offensive performance combined with a slightly below average defensive performance only gets you a victory if you are Cleveland or...

    • Bobcats vs Grizzlies Recap

      By Brett on January 22, 2009

      BoxscoreScore: 101-86 BobcatsBobcats Record: 17-25 (2.5 games out of 8th)Game Efficiencies:Offensive: 108.6Defensive: 93.5Meritorious Player: Emeka Okafor. Emeka had a night that was half-Dwight Howard, half-Andrei Kirilenko, with 20 points (on 9 attempts), 15 rebounds, 3 blocks, and 3 steals. An assist or 2 would have been nice, but that...

    • Getting answers on the Diop Trade

      By Brett on January 20, 2009

      Not long after the trade for Diop went down, I got an email from Rob Mahoney at the The Two Man Game (which provides, and I quote, “Completely biased and unbalanced coverage of the Dallas Mavericks”), and the question was questions: Did I want to exchange a few in...