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The Critical Improvement Each Young Charlotte Bobcats Player Must Make
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One good thing you can say about the Charlotte Bobcats is that they're young.

Extremely young. And perhaps, with a little more time, extremely good.

In writing this article, the cutoff age is 26 years old. Being a rabid Bobcats fan, I knew we had plenty of players under that mark, but I wasn't quite expecting three quarters of the team to be at or below 26 years old.

Of the 12 players currently contractually included on the Bobcats' roster, nine of them are 26 years old or younger. That's pretty astonishing when you think about it.

And it gives us a good reason to perhaps assign blame for how bad the team was last year. Little veteran leadership on a young team that had more injuries than they could keep up with.

But with every season, every Bobcat gets another year of experience, and this team is going to keep getting better.

Three players are not being included on this list—Ben Gordon, DeSagana Diop and Brendan Haywood. There is a strong possibility that the Bobcats will elect to sign Josh Howard and/or Tracy McGrady to bring some veteran leadership to this team as well.

But the rest of these guys are under 26, and every single one of them has room for improvement.

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