|2010-11 Team Rating|
|28th Overall||11th Overall|
Stats through Jan. 15
Gerald Wallace was an All-Star last year and a rock for the Bobcats. That's why this season's been such a downer. Injuries haven't helped. Boris Diaw and Nazr Mohammed would be reserves on a better team.
Stephen Jackson is the Bobcats' most reliable scorer but 41 percent isn't what you'd want from your main guy. The Bobcats decided to let Raymond Felton go and while D.J. Augustin has had moments, he's not quite on the same level.
The Bobcats, scrappy most nights, will keep the score low, which is why their season isn't totally in the dumps. They take their cue from Jackson and Wallace, the hardest workers on a team of hard workers.
Really, Tyrus Thomas? The Bobcats gave him an extension and yet he remains a tease. He once scored 26 points and 11 rebounds and the very next game managed 4 and 4. Shaun Livingston has found a new life in Charlotte.
Paul Silas is trying to put his own stamp on the Bobcats after Larry Brown finally got fed up with the losing. While Silas is an old pro who's been around, coaching is a young man's game Good luck with that.
The Bobcats aren't this bad, but they're not the team that pulled a surprise and finally broke through the playoff ceiling last season. They're still looking for a big-time star and gate attraction, and no, owner Michael Jordan doesn't qualify.
If Thomas was more consistent the season would hold greater intrigue, but as of now, put the Bobcats among the big disappoints of the season's first half.
-- Shaun Powell
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