The Charlotte Bobcats are next on our list of NBA teams to analyze from a fantasy basketball perspective. This renovated roster now lacks a captain but includes a new (yet fragile) gunner on offense. The mostly unappealing personnel and murky situation at the point means fantasy owners should approach this team with some apprehension. There might not be a lot to love in Charlotte, but there’s still fantasy value to be had. Let’s see where it might be.
PG: D.J. Augustin, Kemba Walker
SG: Gerald Henderson, Matt Carroll, Garrett Temple*^
SF: Corey Maggette, Dante Cunningham**, Dominic McGuire*
PF: Boris Diaw, Tyrus Thomas, Bismack Biyombo, D.J. White, Eduardo Najera
C: Kwame Brown*, Joel Przybilla*, DeSagana Diop
* unrestricted free agent
** restricted free agent
^ locked into overseas contract with no opt-out clause
Relevant fantasy players and their projected draft positions/per-game stats:
– Corey Maggette, SF/PF (Rd. 8): 45% FG, 80% FT, 0.5 Threes, 19.5 Pts, 5 Reb, 2 Ast, 0.8 Stl, 2.5 TO
– Boris Diaw, SF/PF (Rd. 10): 50% FG, 70% FT, 1 Three, 10 Pts, 5 Reb, 4 Ast, 0.8 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 2 TO
– D.J. Augustin, PG (Rd. 11): 40% FG, 85% FT, 1.3 Threes, 12 Pts, 2 Reb, 5.5 Ast, 0.5 Stl, 1.5 TO
– Tyrus Thomas, PF (Rd. 11): 45% FG, 75% FT, 11 Pts, 6 Reb, 1 Stl, 1.5 Blk, 2 TO
– Gerald Henderson, SG (Rd. 12+): 45% FG, 80% FT, 14 Pts, 3.5 Reb, 2 Ast, 1 Stl, 0.5 Blk, 2 TO
– Kemba Walker, PG/SG (Rd. 13+): 40% FG, 80% FT, 9 Pts, 2.5 Reb, 3 Ast, 1 Stl, 2.5 TO
Most likely to surprise:
Most likely to disappoint:
– Blocks: Thomas, Biyombo
Things to consider:
– Maggette’s health
– Thomas’ health and focus
– the probable timeshare at point guard
– potential for Walker to get significant run toward the end of the season
Team’s statistical NBA ranks from 2010-11:
– Pts: 29th
– FGM: 29th
– FGA: 28th
– FG%: 22nd
– FT%: 21st
– 3PTM: T-27th
– Reb: T-24th
– Ast: T-17th
– TO: 21st
– Stl: 28th
– Blk: 8th
– Pace: T-25th
– Offensive Efficiency: 25th
– Defensive Efficiency: T-16th
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