After reviewing the game notes year to date: http://www.nba.com/bobcats/news/notes.pdf
Negatives so far (in addition to our record)
Looking at the stats for the first two games, I would say of our top 7 players Jack and Nazr are the biggest disappointments so far (and they are both professional enough to agree). I don't consider Diop to be in the top 7, but he too is just not getting us a return on the minutes invested (a foul every 3 minutes played last night).
Coaching-Last night I think LB should've taken a timeout when we rebounded a miss and had 35ish seconds remaining (we were down 1). LB's strategy is usually to push and not allow the defense an opportunity to setup, but this early in the season, it's more important to have the offense ready to run the exact play we want. Instead we missed a shot, fouled immediately on the rebound and were down 3 points. After a time out, it was evident in the last 10 seconds that some guidance was effective when we were able to get two clean looks at a 3 pointer by our best 3 point shooters on the court (Carroll should've been in the game in the last 10 seconds).
Positives so far:
TT is far and away the nicest surprise (he needs more than 25 mpg)
Hendo looked decent off the bench for the first time (although everytime he's in, Jack is out)
UPS gives a big surge, but has to take advantage at the line.
DJ is still a push (nothing great, but if we were asked to accept 12.5 ppg/5.5 assists in 41 mpg we probably would've jumped at it.