Charlotte Bobcats: Can They Actually Make the Playoffs?
By Mike Elworth: Owner and Publisher/HoopStuff
Can the Bobcats make the playoffs next season? Actually they can. Why? After Miami, Indiana, Chicago, Brooklyn and New York, who are all considered locks, the final 3 spots are wide open. The Eastern Conference may be top heavy, but after those 5 teams, the East gets very weak and with the moves made and with internal development, the Bobcats have a chance to the make the playoffs. It may not be a big chance, but it is a chance, which is something they have not had in years.
The two big additions are their new starting frontcourt, Al Jefferson and Cody Zeller. This team has been among the worst offenses in the NBA over the last few years and these are two excellent offensive players. Al Jefferson dominates the post and will be their best scorer and is arguably the best offensive player they have ever had. He may have been expensive and one of the worst paint defenders in the league...