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Charlotte Bobcats Weekly Recap


Things were a lot more interesting this week for the Charlotte Bobcats news-wise.

The biggest news of the week was learning the Bobcats have begun the process of changing the team’s name back to the Charlotte Hornets. As we’ve mentioned before, NBA Deputy Commissioner Adam Silver has said the minimum time for a name change is 18 months.

If the Bobcats go through with the change, it could put the Hornets back in Charlotte for the 2014-15 season. At the latest it would be the 2015-16 season. So far 88% of Roberto Gato readers prefer the Charlotte Hornets over the Charlotte Bobcats.

We continued our season-in-review series with Josh McRoberts. 55% of you gave McRoberts an A for his half-season in the Charlotte, while 43% of you gave him a B. So it looks like McRoberts blue-collar style of play has really been a hit with fans in Charlotte.

We also reviewed Brendan Haywood’s season, and looked at his inconsistent role under Mike Dunlap. We also reviewed Ramon Sessions and 66% of Roberto Gato readers believed he had a great season, worthy of an A.

With the NBA Draft just around the corner, and the draft lottery taking place this Tuesday, we had plenty of thoughts. We wondered whether or not the Bobcats can really afford to pass up on Kentucky center Nerlens Noel, even though the team already has Bismack Biyombo. We also looked at why this might be the wrong year for a team to win the draft lottery.

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