The Charlotte Bobcats are catching fire at just the right time and seem to be clicking on all cylinders during the final quarter of the season. Players have figured out how to embrace their roles and are lifting this team to unexpected new heights.
If coaches could be on this list of power rankings, Steve Clifford would be at the top. His defensive schemes and magnetic personality have transformed the culture of this franchise from top to bottom.
Every opportunity to hit the tank button has come and gone, as this team refuses to quit. From the injuries to Jeff Taylor, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Kemba Walker to the five-game losing streak to usher in the new year to LeBron James' 61-point effort, this team has persevered. Bobcats teams of years past may have mailed it in when adversity struck, but this season, each scenario made this team stronger.
As we make our way through the list, we will examine each player's overall body of work with a little added emphasis on what they have done lately.