Down on Bobcats

I went to the Celtics/Bobcats game in Charlotte last night.  The Bobcats looked so bad, so listless, that I don't want any of them on my team right now.  I've got Gerald Wallace in one league, Tyrus Thomas in another, and Stephen Jackson is normally one of the better roto swing men.  But the team I saw last night...granted, Thomas didn't play, but that squad just didn't even look like they cared.  I tweeted after the game:

Boston played at 3/4 speed with 2/3 of their team and won by 30.

And it was more 'how' they lost than 'that' they got blown out.  They weren't cutting hard.  They were short-arming layups.  They weren't attacking the basket.  They weren't crashing the boards.  The whole game just looked like a semi-strenuous practice for the Cs, where they could work on their sets against live competition. 

And that's scary for the owners of Bobcats players, because their team isn't really that talented.  They remain competitive by out-working their opponents.  Wallace is nick-named "Crash" because he normally runs through stuff and throws his body around to get his numbers.  Last night, about the only buzz was when Boston's 4th string center (pressed into starting duty by injury) Semih Erden had an alley-oop slam dunk.  Then, and when KG switched onto Jackson on defense and squared him up, clapping his hands in challenge before...Jackson passed the ball.  That was it.  And it was ugly.

I know teams can have bad games, and maybe that's what that was for the Bobcats.  But right about now I'm quietly putting my Bobcats on the trade block, because as one Bobcat fan put it on a message board, that was the kind of game that gets people fired.  And apathy can beget apathy.  Which isn't good for fantasy stats.


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