The Charlotte Bobcats won just seven games in 2011-12, by far the worst team in the NBA. Just how bad? The second worst team in the league won 13 more games than Charlotte. The Bobcats were putting their hopes into the NBA Draft lottery, hoping to land star big man Anthony Davis.
He was going to instantly come in and change the franchise. Just one problem, the lottery ping pong balls didn't go their way. A 7-59 record didn't land Charlotte the top pick.While the Bobcats did end up with the second pick, taking a different Kentucky forward, it looked like another long season in the Queen City.
Look, it still could be, but early on it's easy to see that these Bobcats are no-pushover. Charlotte has already won four games this year, or 57 percent of last year's win total in just eight games.
The Bobcats are a much improved offensive team with better shot selection and have cut down on turnovers. New addition Brendan Haywood and rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist have helped Charlotte become a...