Yesterday Roberto Gato looked into the reasons why the Charlotte Bobcats have played so terribly in December. Today, we look at what the team actually is doing well this year.
For one, they’re top 10 in blocks per game. The Bobcats sit right behind Denver at sixth in the NBA with 6.6 swats per contest. That’s an important stat, because if they were near the bottom of the league in blocks, they’d be worse at defense than they already are.
The Bobcats are also good at holding onto the ball. They’re 8th in the league in fewest turnovers with just 14.4 per game tied with the LA Clippers and sandwiched between the Celtics at 10th and the Nets at seventh.
Charlotte is also in the top half of the league in free-throw percentage. Their .764 FT percentage is good enough for 13th in the league. The ‘Cats are sixth in free-throws attempted, and fourth in free-throws made per game.
Two other bright spots for the Charlotte Bobcats have been Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
Walker is 13th in the League in scoring, 16th in free-throw attempts, 17th in assists, and fifth in steals. Among second year players, only Kyrie Irving is having a better year.
Among rookies, Kidd-Gilchrist is fifth in scoring, sixth in field goal percentage (third among rookies with 20+ minutes per game), eighth in assists, seventh in steals, third in blocks and second in rebounds.