am i the only one who thinks that bobcats should stand pat?

Or, rather, I think they should keep their core of players.  It seemed pretty obvious to me that Larry Brown gave up after the first week of the season when he started all of the convoluted line ups and odd playing times.  But I personally think, with the right coach and the right strategy the current roster we have could be very good.

Paul Silas has the right idea, to speed things up.  You have DJ Augustin, Gerald Wallace, Boris Diaw and Stephen Jackson in your starting lineup.  All four have played for high octane offenses in the past (Augustin in college) and probably aren't suited BEST for half court offensive sets.

Our reserve players are all bursting with potential and giving Derek Brown and Gerald Henderson more minutes has to be a focus as well.  Sean Livingston and Kwame Brown continue to improve every game and I would think both would eventually be full time starters before season's end, bringing DJ and Nazr off the bench for scoring punch in the second unit.

Then there's Matt Carroll.  In his first run with the Bobcats he was utilized perfectly.  Now, for whatever reason, he's been constantly forced to try and create his own shots.  He's a spot jump shooter, that is WHY he's in the NBA.  Why not use him for that purpose?  For 10-18 minutes a game, Carroll should be on the floor for the sole purpose of clearing the lane for Gerald and DJ to penetrate.  Give him one rotation open look per game, hopefully he hits it, and instantly the defenses have to be honest.

Do I think the current Bobcats are a championship team? Absolutely not.  But playoff bound? Definately.  And if properly utilized they can you know, NOT be swept by Orlando in the first round.

Now don't get me wrong, if the right trade presents itself, then we should take the bait, but I do NOT think blowing up the team is the best option.  Diop has played well this year sans turnovers and his contract is an albatross.  Maybe we're better off keeping him and giving him more minutes, subbing him for Kwame and putting in Nazr when we need as I said before, some second unit punch.

And keep Tyrus in the second unit.  Give him more minutes, of course, but keep him there to keep the game exciting and more importantly to get his blocks and rebounds to start the fast break for the reserves.

At least, that's how I'd do it.

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