At this point I haven resigned myself to the Bobcats finishing yet another season with the worst record in the NBA. What am I happy about? I am happy with the progress that Kemba Walker has made. I am happy with the pick of MKG - With more talent around him next season and another year to mature physically I can't wait to see what he will do. I love the pickup of Ramon Sessions for this team because he is valuable asset moving forward.
What I am disappointed in? I am disappointed in Biyombo's development. He is way to inconsistent and needs to show a huge amount of progress next season or I will start to label him as a bust. I am disappointed in Byron Mullens offensive game. I thought he would develop into a better shooter and a more consistent shooter. He takes way too many shots.
I will be very interested to see what the Bobcats do and if they make a trade over the next few weeks before the deadline.
But what has me the most excited? The fact that the Cats are going to likely have the #1 or #2 Pick and the Trail Blazers 1st Round Pick somewhere in the range of 13-16
Why does that have me excited? Because the Bobcats have the worst front-court in the NBA by a wide margin. They are terrible rebounders and don't have any post play or pick-and-roll bigs.
Previously, I thought the Cats should draft Shabazz Muhammad but I have been wavering on that. Now I am of the opinion that they should draft Nerlens Noel at #1/#2 because at 6'11 with a 7'4 wingspan and great athleticism he would give the Cats something they have never had. Then in that #13-#16 range take a risk on one of the young SG prospects that have a lot of potential - Glenn Robinson III, Kentavious Caldwell-Pope, or Reggie Bullock.
Amnesty Tyrus and then make a huge push in free agency for Al Jefferson. The more I have watched the Jazz this season I would pay Jefferson some serious cash. Could you see this roster next year?