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#1 carpanfan96

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

The Bobcat's playoff hopes rest on the Bobcats preforming well during an upcoming stretch of games. Where the Bobcats will most definitely have to win a good portion of these games to stay in contention with a surging Pistons team.

 

 

 

Highlights of this key stretch will be seven games against teams with a record above .500 including Dallas tonight, Memphis twice, Miami, Indiana, San Antonio, and the Thunder. Along with two back to back games against the Pistons who are currently tied with Charlotte for the 8th and final spot in the Eastern Conference. The remaining games are against New Orleans, Brooklyn, and Cleveland. 

 

 

 

Meanwhile Detroit has a stretch of games that Include six games against teams with a record below .500 including Cleveland, Charlotte twice, NY, Boston and Minnesota. The other six games for Detroit are against Atlanta,  Dallas, Golden State, Houston, San Antonio, and Chicago. 

 

 

I would think the Bobcats to stay ahead of Detroit would have to win at least once against Detroit and then go .500 the rest of the stretch. Anything less then that would probably lead to Detroit passing the Bobcats and taking over sole possession of the final playoff spot. 

 

 

I would also expect any trades to take place at the start of this stretch at least before the two Piston games. 



#2 RoaringRiot

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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:23 PM

The Bobcat's playoff hopes rest on the Bobcats preforming well during an upcoming stretch of games. Where the Bobcats will most definitely have to win a good portion of these games to stay in contention with a surging Pistons team.

 

 

 

Highlights of this key stretch will be seven games against teams with a record above .500 including Dallas tonight, Memphis twice, Miami, Indiana, San Antonio, and the Thunder. Along with two back to back games against the Pistons who are currently tied with Charlotte for the 8th and final spot in the Eastern Conference. The remaining games are against New Orleans, Brooklyn, and Cleveland. 

 

 

 

Meanwhile Detroit has a stretch of games that Include six games against teams with a record below .500 including Cleveland, Charlotte twice, NY, Boston and Minnesota. The other six games for Detroit are against Atlanta,  Dallas, Golden State, Houston, San Antonio, and Chicago. 

 

 

I would think the Bobcats to stay ahead of Detroit would have to win at least once against Detroit and then go .500 the rest of the stretch. Anything less then that would probably lead to Detroit passing the Bobcats and taking over sole possession of the final playoff spot. 

 

 

I would also expect any trades to take place at the start of this stretch at least before the two Piston games. 

 

 

Then a four game series against the Pacers and then we can turn our attention to how we're going to improve the team with just the #28 pick.  



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:27 PM

Then a four game series against the Pacers and then we can turn our attention to how we're going to improve the team with just the #28 pick.  

 

Right now the Detroit pick belongs to Charlotte, it's currently projected to be in the 10-14 range. If the Bobcats don't make any moves, I suspect they lose the majority of these games and fall into the Lottery themselves. Bobcats go 3-9 and the Pistons go 6-6 and the Playoff spot belongs to the Piston's and Charlotte has three picks in the draft. Their own pick around the 9th spot, the Pistons pick around the 15th spot and the Trailblazers pick in the mid to late 20's. 



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 03:31 PM

Right now the Detroit pick belongs to Charlotte, it's currently projected to be in the 10-14 range. If the Bobcats don't make any moves, I suspect they lose the majority of these games and fall into the Lottery themselves. Bobcats go 3-9 and the Pistons go 6-6 and the Playoff spot belongs to the Piston's and Charlotte has three picks in the draft. Their own pick around the 9th spot, the Pistons pick around the 15th spot and the Trailblazers pick in the mid to late 20's. 

 

 

I was just being an a-hole.  I'm excited that they're potentially going to make some moves.  If they don't, I can't say that I'll be excited for them to try for the 8th spot.  That's not an original thought though.  



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 04:32 PM

If for whatever reason the scenarios work out where we end up getting 3 first round picks I dont see Charlotte holding on to all of them and playing three rookies next year the way Clifford has shyed away from playing the young guys this year. 

 

If we end up having all three I bet we make moves on or near the draft to get rid of two of the picks. 



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 05:15 PM

If for whatever reason the scenarios work out where we end up getting 3 first round picks I dont see Charlotte holding on to all of them and playing three rookies next year the way Clifford has shyed away from playing the young guys this year. 

 

If we end up having all three I bet we make moves on or near the draft to get rid of two of the picks. 

 

Getting rid of two first round picks, I expect a Howard, James level player in return. That's what the going rate is for a superstar level player 2-3 first round picks. 



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Posted 11 February 2014 - 11:09 PM

The back to back with Detroit after the All-Star break will be Huge.




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