What Charlotte Bobcats Can Learn from NBA's Top Teams

Trevor Lowry@@TheTrevorLowryContributor IApril 16, 2012

What Charlotte Bobcats Can Learn from NBA's Top Teams

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    The Charlotte Bobcats are far from perfect, but that does not mean there isn't hope for this team. The Bobcats should get the No. 1 overall draft pick in this year's NBA draft, which will be a huge bonus for the worst team in the NBA, but that is not what this article is about.

    There are so many great teams in the NBA and Charlotte should be taking notes from these teams. 

    With that said, read on to see what Charlotte can learn from the NBA's top teams. 

How to Score the Basketball

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    The Bobcats obviously do not have the playmakers that the Miami Heat and Oklahoma City Thunder have, but that does not mean they don't have some talent on their team.

    In fact, Charlotte has some great players when it comes to their backcourt. Kemba Walker is, of course, a rookie, but with some time he should turn into quite the player. His 12.3 points per game this season is already pretty impressive.

    The Bobcats also have another great point guard in D.J. Augustin. Although Augustin has been a pass first, shoot second type of player in the NBA, he could really start scoring some more baskets if he wanted to.

    Then there is Gerald Henderson at the guard position, who is averaging 14.3 points per game this year.

    These three players are obviously not the most talented in the league, but they do have a lot of talent and have yet to hit their prime.

    With that said, Charlotte's 88 points per game is rather pathetic. The Bobcats could really use a star player on offense. Just look at the top teams in the league like Miami, Chicago or Oklahoma City. All three of those teams have a star player on their team that can score the ball at will. 

How to Play Defense

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    You don't get the worst record in the league for nothing. Charlotte does not only have one of the worst offenses in the league, but worst defenses as well. The Bobcats 101.4 points per game allowed is proof of this.

    Whatever Charlotte is doing on defense it is not working. 

    The Bobcats may be a long ways from it, but defense wins championships or that is at least what everyone says.

    The NBA may not be known for its defense, but teams like Miami and Chicago are rather good on that side of the ball. Talent is very crucial in the NBA, but so is hard work.

    Players like Derrick Rose and LeBron James work just as hard or harder than anyone in the league. As a result, they not only have a flawless offensive game, but a defensive one as well.

    Young players on the Bobcats can learn from this, especially since there are so many young and talented players on this team that just need to work harder.  

The Bottom Line

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    At this rate, Charlotte probably could not compete with a single team in a seven-game series in the NBA. The Bobcats don't have to worry about that though because they are not making the playoffs, since they have the worst record and all.

    As of right now, the Bobcats do not have a good bench, they have average players at every position and they do not put in the work that they need to get better.

    If you have watched Charlotte at all this season, then you would have seen that. 

    All three of those things are crucial in competing in this league. Take the Dallas Mavericks for instance last year. Miami may have been the best team in many people's eyes, but outside of the Big Three, Miami really did not have that great of players.

    Dallas, on the other hand, had talent at every position, and it also had one of the best benches in the league. Although a team does not get as good as the Mavericks over night, teams can definitely improve.

    Charlotte has a lot of young players on its team. If the Bobcats keep these young players and work them hard enough to improve, there may be some hope. Basketball is a team sport. If that was not the case then King James would win an NBA championship every single year for his team.

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