Bobcats at a glance

Updated: October 26, 2004, 12:46 PM ET
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Fantasy tip
Gerald Wallace
The Expansion Draft Makes Him a Possible Fantasy Stud Award goes to ... Gerald Wallace! Congrats, Gerald.

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.

Roster analysis
The starters: Nice starting five ... for a college team.
Pos. Player Comment Grade*
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
*-out of 10