June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Kentucky) walks off the stage after being introduced as the number two overall pick to the Charlotte Bobcats during the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

Charlotte Bobcats: Rookies look good in Vegas

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was as advertised and Jeffrey Taylor was as I advertised (an absolute steal) for at least one game. In the Las Vegas Summer League. For the first time in centuries, the Charlotte Bobcats won a game.

Kidd-Gilchrist dropped 18 points, dished out five assists and grabbed eight rebounds in his first ever NBA action.

Taylor scored 17 points and hit 75 percent of his threes.

Kemba Walker scored 16 points, almost exclusively at the free-throw line. He was awful from every other spot on the floor. Bismack Biyombo had six fouls in 16 minutes of play, Corey Higgins was average, and Byron Mullens shook off a poor start to score 20 points, and grab seven rebounds.

The defense was strong, and Charlotte did well in transition.

It was just one summer night in Las Vegas, but Bobcats fans finally had something to smile about as their team crushed the Kings 121-87.

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