Apr 15, 2013; Charlotte, NC, USA; Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) controls the ball against New York Knicks small forward Iman Shumpert (21) during the first half at Time Warner Arena. Mandatory Credit: Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

Charlotte Bobcats Weekly Recap


It was a quiet week in Charlotte, as the Bobcats started interviewing candidates for their coaching vacancy. Alvin Gentry, Nate Tibbetts and Elston Turner all  interviewed for the job this week.

We wondered whether the Bobcats should be interested in Los Angeles Clippers head coach Vinny Del Negro if he’s let go from his team. Roberto Gato readers were virtually split on Del Negro as a candidate for the Bobcats.

38% of readers endorsed Del Negro, 34% want no part of him and 28% were neutral. Del Negro would become yet another potential candidate with local ties to the area. He’s an alumni of North Carolina State.

The season-in-review series continued with reviews of rookies Jeffery Taylor and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. 60% of Roberto Gato readers were impressed with Taylor’s season and gave him a B for this season. Only 2% of readers gave him a D or an F, which speaks volumes about the Bobcats potentially landing a steal in Taylor.

With the NBA Draft approaching next month, we took a look at what players the Bobcats should entertain packaging their draft pick to acquire. Indiana Pacers forward Danny Granger was listed as a target, considering his expendability with the current team. Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut was also listed as a potential target.

The next few weeks promise to be a little more interesting than this past week. We’re just nine days away from the NBA Draft Lottery, where we’ll learn where the Bobcats will be picking in this year’s draft. Some teams have already begun pre-draft workouts and the draft combine in Chicago is just around the corner. Combine that with the Bobcats coaching search and news should pick back up soon.

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