This is an absolutely crazy week for me. Hectic. But luckily, there aren't too many Bobcats games this week. Unluckily, these games are some of their toughest, against some of the Western Conference's playoff-quality teams. Busybusybusy so without further ado, Today's Tunes: Crazy by Gnarles Barkley
Game Overview: I haven't had much of a chance to watch the new-look Nuggets, though I did see the ending of their game against the Trail Blazers over the weekend. From what I can discern, Denver got incredibly quick at the point guard, and deep to boot with Ty Lawson and Raymond Felton sharing time. This extends to the small forward as well, with Danilo Gallinari and Wilson Chandler. But don't forget about their rock at the center, Nene Hilario who leads the NBA in FG% at 62.6%. This new team is young, deep and versatile. It will certainly be interesting to see where this team goes. I would say without doubt that they have a bright future.
On the other side of things, the Bobcats cannot truly be analyzed as a team just yet because their new players have yet to fully adjust. However, so far from the old guys, Stephen Jackson has been much better, probably resulting from a switch to his more natural SF position. Augustin, though inconsistent in the two games, seems to have regained his shooting touch. Meanwhile, Gerald Henderson has struggled to acclimate and get comfortable as a starter.
Key Matchup: Henderson vs. Arron Afflalo/JR Smith. We need Gerald to step up and score. We know he can defend, but the Bobcats lack scoring as it is. Hendo, we need you.