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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.

Comments

By: nayfel
On: 12/12/2010 1:11:00 PM
Yeah, I am an Augustin owner and I am getting concerned. Clearly Larry Brown never cared for his game and you have to believe that if he ever gets a legitimate option to replace him, that it will be his first move.
In terms of Augustin, what's his trade value? a Ray Allen type?
 
By: Kyle McKeown
On: 12/12/2010 10:03:00 PM
nayfel,

i moved augustin and emeka okafor in a move for an under performing Tyreke Evans. It may not pay off in the short term, but it could help me long term. Augustin's value is inflated because of his low turnovers and Okafor's value has been inflated due to his crazy high FG% this year.
 
By: The Professor
On: 12/13/2010 4:50:00 AM
I agree with Kyle about Augustin's value being inflated. When I look at him I see a 13 and 6 guard that hits about a 3 per game and doesn't get steals. I just don't see much there above replacement value, so if you can get a Ray Allen type for him I say take it and run.
 

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