Here is the 2008-2009 Charlotte Bobcats roster review.
Ajinca is a rookie center out of France. He was drafted in the first round of the draft. He weighs 220 pounds and is seven foot. I expect Ajinca to be a nice compliment to the powerful Emeka Okafur.
D.J. Augustin is a rookie point guard from the University of Texas. He is a speedster that can shoot the ball well. Augustin will most likely be the backup to starter Raymond Felton. Last year Augustin earned All-American honors as a sophomore.
Brown is a second year player out of Michigan State. He was drafted to Clevelad but was traded last year to the Bulls where he averaged only 1.5 points a game in six games. He managed only to play 21 games last season. He probably won't be used much for the Cats this season but I would love to see some tenacity from him.
Caroll is a sharp shooter. He can make it rain from the three point line like there is no tomorrow. He is entering his third year with Charlotte. Last year he averaged nine points a game and he shot over 40% from three. Hopefully he can still be a good sharpshooter like we all know he could be going back from his days at Notre Dame.
Davidson is a youngster entering his second year as an NBA player. Davidson was drafted last year to Golden State was came over from thew Warriors when the Bobcats acquired Jason Richardson. Davidson played in 38 games averaging 3.2 points a game to go along with 1.6 rebounds. He still needs seasoning, however he will play better this season.
Dudley is also entering his second year as an NBA player. He was drafted last year by the Bobcats out of Boston College. In his first year Dudley played well. He averaged 5.8 points a game, four rebounds, and an assist in 73 games. Dudley is also a nice compliemnt to Okafur and could do really well this season.
Fleton is a true point guard and probably one of the best out there. He has really come into his own as a Bobcat. I like Felton this year reason being that he is very experienced. He has played so many games that he knows what he's going to do when he does it. Last year's stats don't lie. Fleton averaged 14.4 points a game last year with 7.4 assists and I expect him to do better this year.
Hollins is entering his third year as a pro player. He is currently sitting on the bench for the Cats right now but could be key in the long run. Hollins average 2.5 points a game last year and 1.8 rebounds which were both career highs.
This year I'm hoping May stays healthy because we could've used him for a playoff run last year. May injured his leg and sat out the whole season last year. The previous season though, May had averaged 11.9 points per game and grabbed about seven rebounds.
We acquired Naz last year during the trading deadline from Detroit for Primoz Brecec. I soon fell him love with NAZZY. Naz had 7.8 points per game last season and six rebounds. I'm excited for him to possibly play a full year with the Cats.
Another disappointment last year was Adam Morrison. Morrison also was out for the whole year. He looked promising his rookie year but last season we were all saddened. Hopefully this year Morrison can put up big numbers.
What can I say about our franchise player? He is right now the best player in Bobcats history and keeps dominating down low. Okafur earned himself a big contract during the offseason, and it was well deserved. He averaged 13 points, ten rebounds for Charlotte last year earning him an All-Star game invite. Also, Okafur had a block a game which many people can't say they put up. I'm excited for him to get back out on that court.
Richardson was a key newcomer last year. We acquired him in the draft in a trade with Golden State. We sent Brendan Wright over for him. In Richardson we got a high flyer that we needed to put people in the seats. Richardson put up dominating numbers, 21.8 points a game and 5.4 rebounds. I want to see the big three dominate this year, Okafur, Richardson, and Wallace.
Speaking of the devil, Gerald Wallace returned to the Bobcats this year as well. Wallace and company want to make the playoffs this year which would be the first in Bobcat history. Wallace can do it. He averaged 19.4 points a game in the 62 that he played. If he could play a full season, the Cats might have a shot in the playoffs.
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