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The Charlotte Bobcats should employ "small ball" in the QC

Mike Dunlap is emarking on the start of his first season as the head coach of the Charlotte Bobcats. I do not think that the Bobcats will play as bad as they did last season. At the end of the 2012 season, their record was 7-59. Now, the Bobcats have a legit scorer in Ben Gordon, a promising defender in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, an underrated and savvy defensive player in Gerald Henderson, young talent in Reggie Williams and Jeffery Taylor, and interesting low-post players in Bismayck Byombo and Tyrus Thomas. Thomas is interesting, merely because he has the potential to be one of the top power forwards in the league. Bismayck is young and still developing his game. Although the Bobcats picked up Brendan Haywood during the off-season, they possess versatility in what kind of game they can play. I think that Charlotte’s most skilled lineups will be their small ball lineups. I envision Kidd-Gilchrist playing a lot of power forward. At 6’7″ 228 lbs., MKG has the perfect size to guard small forwards and power forwards. He has the same build as Shawn Marion, and the same skill set minus the ugly shooting form that “The Matrix” has. Hence, this is why I call MKG, “The Matrix: Reloaded.” He is the Bobcat’s version of Shawn Marion. Charlotte has a chance to pose match-up problems with every team they play.

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