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During the summer of 2010, the Charlotte Bobcats lost two starters: point guard Raymond Felton to the New York Knicks via free agency and center Tyson Chandler to the Dallas Mavericks through a trade.
Therefore, the team will be left with D.J. Augustin at point and either Nazr Mohammed or DeSagana Diop at center, so consequently, both replacements have the potential to be a liability for this team.
And even though the Bobcats report that Augustine appears to be stepping up to this new challenge, he has yet to prove it on the court.
Furthermore, the team's two undisputed leaders, Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace both could be causes for concern in the future.
Jackson, at 32, is is getting up there in age for an NBA player. And despite the fact that he put together an impressive year in 2009-10, the question will be how long he can continue to enjoy such success.
Wallace, on the other hand, is a tough player who competes with reckless abandon. However, this style of play has often caused him problems, resulting in his suffering of severe injuries such as a grade-three concussion, a collapsed lung, a broken rib, and a separated shoulder. Therefore, his history forces one to be aware of the fact that his next severe injury could be his last.
And without either Jackson or Wallace at full strength, the Bobcats will surely be in trouble.
So, barring anything drastic, like the breakout of acquisition Tyrus Thomas, look for the Bobcats to decline in 2010-11, failing to match their playoff performance of the previous year.