I think it funny how people are saying the team is playing terrible when they are playing 500 ball. They started out in a rough way but they are just now beginning to get a feel for one another. They beat a pretty good Atlanta team. Yes the Hawks were at the end of a busy road trip but none the less in that game the Bobcats looked like the team we saw late last year. Now this is what is funny. The Bobcats lose to the Bulls and they are back to playing terrible. What happened to the optimism that was the Bobcats after they beat Atlanta?
The Bobcats did score at least 90 points in regulation against the Bulls so it is not like the game was a choke job. The Bobcats were facing a pretty good Bulls team on a back to back.
By saying the Bobcats are playing terrible it takes away any credit that should go to their opponents. The Bulls were a pretty good team last year and they may be better this year.
I would not say the Bobcats are playing great or even good as of now but they are improving and they are not playing terrible. If they were playing terrible they would have been blown out of EVERY game they have played this season. The team has a few new players and the chemistry has to build. I think in a relatively short time the Bobcats will be a pretty good basketball team. Let us not jump the gun and say they are playing terrible with every loss the team suffers. All teams have nights where they struggle and play terrible. The first few games for the Cats were bound to be what they were. Time will give these players a comfort level and closeness. At least hopefully. Talent wise I think the team is fine they just need somebody to score regularly. I kind of thought Bell could do that but it is hard to say.
Considering that the cats don't have a go to scorer they still will win a fair amount of games. As long as they play smart, fundamental basketball and grow as team they will be flying high in no time. At least I hope so. Still let us not get too down on the team as of now. It is way too early. How many teams do you see start a little slow and then turn things on to make the playoffs? The first ten games are nothing to get to worked up over one way or the other. Give the team time to jell and if they suck we can give them a poor grade.