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News » Charlotte Bobcats Roster Report 2009-10-19


Charlotte Bobcats Roster Report 2009-10-19


Charlotte Bobcats Roster Report 2009-10-19ANALYZING STARTERS:

G Raymond Felton isn't a pure point guard, but he's physically and mentally tough and a strong defender. His career shooting is poor (40 percent overall, 32 percent from three-point range) but that's partially a reflection of no great scoring option to pass to late in possessions.

G Raja Bell entered the league a decade ago as a defensive specialist, but has become a strong three-point shooter. The question on Bell might be age and mileage. He was injured frequently late last season, perhaps a reflection of the beating he takes guarding the Kobe Bryants and Joe Johnsons nightly.

F Gerald Wallace is one of the NBA's elite athletes. He's best when driving, exploiting his quickness and lift to get to the rim. Fouling him used to be a successful strategy, but Wallace has made himself into an 80 free-throw shooter.

F Boris Diaw is the most skilled player in Bobcats history. Not a classic power forward (he started out as an oversized guard in Atlanta), but Diaw's passing skill in traffic was crucial to fixing the Bobcats' poor ball movement. Chances are when the Bobcats make a lay-up, Diaw threw the pass.

C Tyson Chandler replaces Emeka Okafor, via an off-season trade. Chandler isn't as physical as Okafor, but he's more athletic and versatile. The option to play Chandler at both center and power forward made him attractive to Brown.

ANALYZING KEY RESERVES:

G D.J. Augustin is fully recovered from last season's abdominal strain. That means he's regained the quickness and change-of-direction that reminds some of Terrell Brandon.

G Flip Murray is a proven scorer off the bench, and the Bobcats need all the help they can find putting the ball through the basket and creating free-throw opportunities.

F Stephen Graham is the sort of rugged, smart player Brown loves, in the mold of what he got from George Lynch in Philadelphia.

F Vladmir Radmanovic's skill set is best suited to small forward, but the Bobcats need him to help address the lacking depth at power forward.

MEDICAL WATCH:

G Flip Murray's stress reaction in his left shin is an aggravation of a previous injury. Murray had a stress fracture of the same leg in college and had a steel rod placed along his tibia bone.

C Tyson Chandler is tired of sitting out preseason games, but the Bobcats are taking a deliberate approach to building up the muscles around his surgically-repaired left ankle. Chandler should be fine by the start of the regular season.

F Boris Diaw sprained his left ankle while playing for the French national team over the summer. Regardless of that injury, Brown never planned to play Diaw much in the preseason, after 10 weeks of off-season basketball.


Author: Fox Sports
Author's Website: http://www.foxsports.com
Added: October 20, 2009

 

 
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