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Team Overview

Charlotte Bobcats

2009-10 Record: 44-38

Fourth place, Southeast Division

Lost in first round to Orlando

Draft History
2009 2008 2007 2006 2005
12. Gerald Henderson 9. D.J. Augustin 8. Brandan Wright 3. Adam Morrison 5. Raymond Felton
40. Derrick Brown 20. Alexis Ajinca 22. Jared Dudley 50. Ryan Hollins 13. Sean May
54. Robert Vaden 38. Kyle Weaver

95.3, 28th

93.8, 1st

Returning players:
C Tyson Chandler
G Stephen Jackson
F Gerald Wallace
F Boris Diaw
G D.J. Augustin
C DeSagana Diop
C Nazr Mohammed
G Gerald Henderson
F Alexis Ajinca.

Free agents:
G Raymond Felton (unrestricted)
C Theo Ratliff (unrestricted)
G Larry Hughes (unrestricted)

Area of strength:
The Bobcats get maximum production from the swing positions. Clearly, Stephen Jackson and particularly Gerald Wallace are the core of the team, provide most of the scoring and rebounding, and are the face of the franchise. Both are still in their prime.

Needs work:
After giving up on Emeka Okafor, whom they took 2nd overall behind Dwight Howard, the Bobcats are still looking for a franchise big man. Nazr Mohammed is strictly a backup, Tyson Chandler is one-dimensional and Tyrus Thomas is a restricted free agent who may not be re-signed. None are what you'd call a big man of the future.

Two stats that matter:
1 --
That's how many of the team's draft picks were starters for the Bobcats last season (Raymond Felton).

5 -- That's how many top-10 picks the Bobcats have had in their history, among them Sean May and Adam Morrison.

The way to go:
Draft night could be quiet for the Bobcats, who surrendered their first-rounder to Phoenix in the Jason Richardson trade. Somehow, though, they could use some scoring punch, given how too much of the offense centers around Jackson and Wallace.

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