The Hornets left town and the concept got stuck in the heads of many that the only way our new Bobcats could every regain their glory or even compete was to tank until we drafted a so called "Super Star" 8 Years of tanking and here we are, we didn't draft a *Star* Although, it wasn't like we had a chance, we drafted busts after busts ahead of more stars than you could fit on an NBA roster. Even today with the Bobcats on the verge of a Playoff push we still have fans claiming we are throwing away our future because we refuse to lose. Well, in light of that we have this guy on our roster you might know of, he goes by the name "Big Al" and unless you live under a rock you've seen Big Al is putting up big numbers. Putting up 21 Points and 10 Rebounds a game, the only player in the east to average a 20/10 a game. There is a laundry list of numbers he is putting up that other so called stars are not. Al Jefferson has been blazing his way through the NBA trying to find someone who can defend him. Players, coaches and even legends of the game are not afraid to admit that what Al Jefferson is doing something special with the Cats this year. Just two days ago Paul Pierce had this to say "No one on the planet can guard him. We tried to double him. Single, triple-there’s nothing we could have done with him tonight." Since the All-Star break, he's averaging 25.4 points and 10.4 rebounds on 53.5 percent shooting. Folks, that's what you call a Star.
Before the Cats knew what Jefferson would bring to the table as a player Kemba Walker was facing all the criticism. He was "Not the PG of the future because he lacked the ability to assist the ball and run the offense properly" Averaging just about 18 Points, 6 Assists, 5 Rebounds and 1.4 Steals. Since coming back from injury Kemba is throwing around just about 7.5 assists per game. Kemba is averaging just about the same stats as Kyrie Irving and Damian Lillard. While Lillard and Irving seem to be hitting a wall Kemba is continuing to grow and get better just like every level headed fan expected. Last game vs the Nets Jefferson had 35 Points 15 Rebounds, Kemba has 20 Points 12 Assists. That's seems to be the norm lately. That's one hell of a duo right there.
So, to top this off.. We have Michael Kidd-Gilchrist who might not be able to score much, but he can defend just about anyone in the league. Surprisingly enough I have to eat so much crow about Zeller, he hit the rookie wall and ran right through it. Cody has serious potential. You got to give props to whoever found CDR, he might not be a starter, but he has proven to be an amazing SG off the bench. Well, don't forget we have Portland's pick and we still have a decent chance at landing Detroit's top 10 pick. Oh yeah, by the way we also have enough cap to go after another star like Melo.
Still wanna tank? Still not going in the right direction?