Bobcats at a glance
Since 1980, there have been seven NBA expansion teams. They've averaged 18 wins. If the Bobcats reach that total, it'll be a minor miracle.
Emeka Okafor will be the focal point; he'll put up some points and grab some rebounds.
The balance of the roster has scant experience. The one good thing? These young guys will play hard; they have something to prove. But they'll be easy to beat.
|The starters: Nice starting five ... for a college team.|
|PF||Emeka Okafor||Will carry them -- if his back holds up||6|
|SF||Tamar Slay||Couldn't get time with Nets. We'll see if that was a mistake||6|
|C||Primoz Brezec||Wide body. That's about it||5|
|SG||Gerald Wallace||Athletic swingman was buried on Sacramento's bench||5|
|PG||Jason Hart||Just five career starts, but they have confidence in him||5|
|BENCH||Steve Smith is still around, and they need him. Swingman Jason Kapono's an extremely good shooter, and athletic. But that's it. Bad, right?||4|