Charlotte Bobcats: A Big Man and a Few Road Victories Shy of Contention

December 30th, 2009 by Austin Penny Leave a reply »
Coach Larry Brown has the Charlotte Bobcats as close to competitors as they've been since their inception before the 2004-05 season.

Although the Bobcats' 12 victories through their first 29 games only has them on pace to post a win total in the low 30s (like they have in each of the past three seasons), there is more solidarity among the team and cause for hope among the fans.

A major reason for this is the emergence of a three-headed monster of sorts in Charlotte.

Since Stephen Jackson joined the team in mid-November, he has fit in nicely with Gerald Wallace and Raymond Felton—meaning the team actually has options now in critical situations. Jackson and Wallace rest neck-and-neck atop the Bobcats' individual scoring sheet with 18.7 and 18 points per game respectively, and log more minutes per game than the rest of the team.

Felton has contributed nicely this season after an offseason that saw his status as a Bobcat in question because of free agency. He is just behind Jack and Gerald with 12.6 points per game and also logs the most minutes outside of the two go-to scorers.

It almost seems as if the Bobcats are easing ...

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