This whole franchise is in trouble. Felton is playing fantastic in New York. Jason Richardson is playing fantastic for Phoenix. Okafor has been up and down for New Orleans, but he's played better for them than he ever did here. Tyrus Thomas is playing fantastic for Dallas. So why is it that players flourish when they leave this team? I get the feeling that a lot of players simply don't want to come to Charlotte. If I were an NBA player I'd be less than enthused about playing for the Bobcats. Charlotte is no Miami, New York, or Chicago. No one attends the games. Attendance is an embarrassment. Hell, I'd rather play in Denver and Minnesota even though those places are frigid just because they're better cities. As a result, this team cannot and will not get better via free agency. Who would want to willingly come here?
I think the Stephen Jackson trade was pretty stupid. He's always had an awful attitude and I think it has been contagious. I get the feeling there's a lot of bad blood between Crash and Jackson. As a result, it has effected both of their skills negatively on top of pissing off the rest of the team. DJ is not good enough. He wouldn't start on a vast majority of NBA teams because *gasp* he's a bench player, at best. I'd actually hold onto Diaw because he is an expiring contract and I don't think anyone is going to give them back anything of any real value in return.
People are saying don't blow it up, but teams aren't going to help Charlotte out. It's not going to happen. Apparently, the front office thinks that Wallace and Jackson are worth more than they actually are. Which tells me that they'll stay put and trot out a team that is just bad enough to miss the playoffs, but not bad enough to be a lottery team. Hurray for mediocrity. Or, maybe they'll come to their senses and just try to get as much cap space/salary, draft picks, and young players in return.
DJ = I have nothing against him as a person, but he's a bench player, at best. 90% of the teams in the NBA wouldn't think about trotting him out as their starting PG. Felton was a tremendous loss.
Stephen Jackson = a head case that is known for having a bad attitude and causing problems for teams. Thinks he is a much better player than he actually is and has likely pissed off his teammates. Greg Popovich passed on him in the off season even though he's been one of the few coaches that can keep him under control. Even he knows that it's not worth the hassle.
Crash = injury prone and seems like he has checked out. If he doesn't want to play here then someone can show him the door. If he really quit on this team like I think he has then he is a piece of shit prima donna.
Mohammed = old and wouldn't start on 90%+ of NBA teams.
Diaw = out of shape, soft, and Phoenix's leftovers of better days past. At least he is expiring, however.
Kwame Brown = lol I still can't believe he is even on this team
Gerald Henderson = who knows, he seems like another draft pick that was wasted, but he never plays
Larry Brown - obviously wants to be fired and doesn't want to be here. He let that be known loud and clear in the off season
Matt Carrol = terrible contract
Diop = terrible contract
That's our team, folks!