The Charlotte Bobcats will take the first step in truly erasing the memory of last season in a few hours when they take on the Indiana Pacers.
Also, the ‘Cats have somewhat of a personal matter to take care of.
D.J. Augustin recently told the press that he never knew what the Bobcats had planned for him, even though the team offered him a lucrative extension last year (which he turned down), and more money this off season than the Pacers gave him.
Rod Higgins, Charlotte’s VP of Basketball Operations, seemed to be in disbelief about all this when he was interviewed by the Charlotte Observer.
On an equally personal level, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, who’s not used to losing, must be chomping at the bit to follow up the stunning performances Damian Lillard and Anthony Davis had in their debuts.
Don’t expect MKG to put tup the scoring numbers those two guys did, though. A great performance from Kidd-Gilchrist would involve shutting down his matchup, grabbing a bunch of rebounds, stealing and blocking a few balls, and scoring in transition.
Kemba Walker also has a lot to prove this year. No one thinks he can be the starting point guard on a good team, except, probably, him. A good start to the year could go a long way towards changing the minds of those folks.
They had to wait a few days while other teams got things going, but the Charlotte Bobcats are finally ready to play some ball.