CHARLOTTE, N.C. - It wasn't hard to figure out Friday night why the Charlotte Bobcats have the worst record in the NBA.
You didn't even have to look at the scoreboard, the one reading 105-75 in favor of the Chicago Bulls.
Forget their league-worst 42 percent field-goal shooting, too. Forget that Charlotte likely didn't start a single player that would have started for the Bulls, who sit fifth in the Eastern Conference.
All one had to do was look down the Charlotte bench, where 19.8 million of the Bobcats' 57 million salary cap sat in the form of Ben Gordon and Sagana Diop. Tyrus Thomas another 8 million on the cap and owner of arguably the worst contract in the NBA was inactive and has logged minutes in only 18 games this season.
Neither Diop nor Gordon played a minute. Not even in a 30-point blowout, the Bobcats' third 30-plus point loss of the season.
Diop is averaging 9.5 minutes per game in 19 games this season, but the DNP moniker was a new one for Gordon. The notorio...