After the last two unbearable seasons, the Charlotte Bobcats will be heading into the 2013-14 All-Star break with much more positivity surrounding the team.
Charlotte is maintaining a light hold on the eighth playoff seed in the Eastern Conference at 22-29. The 'Cats are far from comfortable with two much more talented teams in the Detroit Pistons and New York Knicks breathing down their necks.
The Bobcats have endured some fairly significant injuries, but for the most part have weathered the storm and managed to stay afloat in the putrid Eastern Conference. They have been given ample opportunity to tank just like in years past, but Steve Clifford will not allow them to give up.
As for the individuals on the roster, there have been more downs than ups. The young guys have not improved enough to get this team over the hump, and the veterans are only capable of so much.
When it comes to grading each Bobcat, we will look at their overall body of work, how they have lived up to expectations, and the general impact they have had. All will be factored in to determine just how vital they have been to the team so far.
Without further adieu, let's get into our All-Star break player grades.