Dec 26, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) drives to the basket while defended by center Joel Anthony (50) and forward Shae Battier (31) during the game at Time Warner Cable Arena. Heat win 105-92. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Turning The Corner: Charlotte Bobcats Players Who Look Ready To Climb The Proverbial Ladder

Kemba Walker has already turned his corner, but there are a couple of Charlotte Bobcats who look like they may be on the verge of turning their own, and climbing up that old proverbial ladder to the basketball promise land of success.

One of those guys is Bismack Biyombo.

Partially due to more playing time, and partially due to his young basketball mind undergoing further development, Biyombo made a jump in a few important stats from November to December;

His per game rebounding went from 5.3 to 8.1, his points per game went from 4.3 to 5.3, and, although not as impressive, he marginally improved his assists and steals numbers.

The downside of his December production was his field goal percentage: It went from .535 to .397.

The other guy who really looks ready to make his move is Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.

I say this not because he’s made impressive jumps in any flashy stat category, but because in essentially the same amount of minutes and on the same amount of shots, his field goal percent jumped from .455 in November to .562 in December. He still has a decent free-throw percentage, he’s still scoring over 10 points per game, and his rebounding, steals, and blocks numbers for a small forward are all very good.

If these two guys can make significant strides as the season goes on, Charlotte could avoid more almost-20-game losing streaks, and string together some nice wins on their way to another lottery pick.


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