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Bobcats vs. Raptors Open Gameday Thread

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TV: SportSouth

Bobcats record: 8-15

SBN Raptors blog: Raptors HQ

1) Tyrus Thomas is back. Let's hope it's with a vengeance.

2) Possible off-day (off-season?) post topic that's been bouncing around my head -- and it's a big one -- thanks to my buddy in Seattle, Zach: Labeling Michael Jordan the G.O.A.T. isn't really a clear-cut contention. To begin with, has Kobe Bryant gotten to a point where he's essentially done 95% of everything MJ did, but with five or six decline-phase seasons ahead of him? And to end with, if we were to hold a massive re-draft from a pool of every single NBA player magically incarnated at the beginning of his career, I'd argue you're perfectly justified picking Wilt, Kareem, or Hakeem ahead of Jordan, even guided by knowing how their careers played out. Like I said, big topic.

3) Discussion starter: Among NBA starters, Andrea Bargnani may have the largest gap between real-life and video game value.