migya wrote:I don't see too many holes in the Bobcats other than their obvious weak bench. They have high draft picks in their starting five other than Brezec but he will or should be replaced in this draft.
I dunno about this...
First of all, Primo Brezec is more talented than half of the NBA centers playing today (and he's still a pretty young guy). It would be smart to start him at center and allow Okafor to play his natural position (at power forward). Sean May is best used in limited minutes, anyway. He's not in good enough shape to play longer periods of time.
Secondly, there's a huge hole in the Bobcats' roster... at shooting guard
, which is what the Bobcats will be taking this year. Charlotte has had the right idea about the draft, all along: you take the big guys first because they're harder to find (Okafor, Brezec), then you fill in the point guard - which is the most important position to fill well - (Raymond Felton), and LASTLY you draft the wingmen (Morrison, 2007 pick). Talented wing players are a dime a dozen. They got Morrison (potentially, a big-time scorer) last year. They'll draft another scorer this year.
Pretty sure Prezec was picked up in the expansion draft, as was Gerald Wallace, their answer at SG. They have to keep Wallace because he is that valuable. Maybe May will only ever be a bench player but they did use a lottery pick on him so maybe that was a bit of a waste. Morrison will have to become their gunner because the guy doesn't do much else. Interesting to see which way they go. I reckon go for a big guy and try trading May or/and Prezec for a more talented player that can come off the bench but be capable of starting, a proven producer. They are definately looking good but a couple more good decisions should ensure they are a playoff team for quite some years
Wallace isn't a SG, he's a SF. He has no 3-point, mid-range shot. He's all inside on offense. He's valuable, their best player next to Okafor and Felton. A steal from Sacramento.
Brezec was picked up in the expansion draft as well. I wanted this kid a while back, he's pretty underrated to me.
As for May, he was a lottery pick but do remember that was the draft they picked 5 and 13. May's had injury problems since coming out. I still think they can trade him away for something pretty good in return despite the injuries.
Overall their lineup should be Brezec, Okafor, Wallace, SG, Felton. Morrison is just too inconsistent to start at SF and moving Wallace is very questionable. Even if you did put Morrison at SG and kept Wallace at SF, it still doesn't solve anything to their 2 guard problems.