Jason Fleming has just written an article called "Five Teams At A Crossroads"...I've posted in the "Bobcats" talk thread and here...this is the piece on us and the link...
It says something when the most positive news to happen to a team in recent memory is their 48-year-old owner practicing with the team and impressing the current roster. Sure, in Charlotte's case that owner is the great Michael Jordan, but still – it has not been a banner season for the Bobcats.
After a playoff appearance last spring the team sounded like they wanted to build on that. Then they let point guard Raymond Felton walk to the New York Knicks for nothing and traded starting center Tyson Chandler to Dallas for Erick Dampier's fully non-guaranteed contract, which they waived. Boom, two starters gone with nothing in return.
Perhaps we shouldn't be so surprised Jordan's practice seems to be the only recent highlight.
At 22-31 the Cats are still within shouting distance of the Eastern Conference playoffs, but the rumor mill has them targeted as sellers. Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace both constantly find their names in rumors and none of them are moves to make the Cats a stronger team this year.
Still, they could attempt to go that route (emphasis on attempt). If they trade their key veterans, Jordan's practice may end up being the most positive story all season long.
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