Game 3 @ Charlotte (1-2)
Projected Starting Lineup
1. Raymond Felton | 6’1″ | 198 lbs | 35.3 MPG | 13.7 PPG | 5 APG | 39% FG | 0% 3 | 75% FT
Felton is a solid all-around guard, but he can’t shoot. This allows defenders to go under screens with him, making it easier to keep him out of the lane. If he gets in the lane though, watch out. He can finish with either hand and he is a good passer and can find the open man.
2. Stephen Graham | 6’6″ | 215 lbs. | 25.7 MPG | 8.3 PPG | 0.3 APG | 44% FG | 25% 3 | 40% FT
A physical guard at his, best burrowing his way to the basket. Forced into the starting role with Raja Bell injured. On defense, Graham’s strength makes him a good rebounder.
3. Gerald Wallace | 6’7″ | 220 lbs. | 42.3 MPG | 13 PPG | 12 RPG | 27.5% FG | 0% 3 | 73.9% FT
Wallace is a do-it-all type guy who can attack the basket and get to the lane at will, and on the defensive end, his athleticism allows him to block shots, get rebounds, and get into the passing lanes. Would rather drive than shoot, back up off of him and give him the shot.
4. Boris Diaw | 6’8″ | 235 lbs. | 37 MPG | 10 PPG | 5.3 RPG | 37% FG | 28.6% 3 | 100% FT
One of the best passing bigs in the NBA. He maybe passes too much. Diaw can be out-matched physically, but that won’t be a problem against the Nets. He has turned himself into a good three point shooter, so you need to close out on him and can’t let him float. Be physical with him.
5. Tyson Chandler | 7’1″ | 235 lbs. | 23.7 MPG | 4.7 PPG | 7 RPG | 33.3% FG | 0% 3 | 50% FT
When healthy, he can be one of the best rebounder/shot blocking big man in the NBA. Lacks post moves and a back to the basket game, but when he gets around the basket, he can finish with the best of them. According to NBA.com,Chandler took 18 of 256 field-goal attempts from beyond the immediate vicinity of the rim. He made just two of those shots. Great off the pick and roll when he can slash into the lane.
G. D.J. Augustin | 6’0″ | 180 lbs. | 31.7 MPG | 9 PPG | 3.3 APG | 36.8% FG | 28.6% 3 | 68.8 FT
Small/Quick penetrator who gets into the lane a good amount of the time. He isn’t the fastest guard out there, but with the ball in his hands, he is quick enough. Disciplined defender, who has good fundamentals, but struggles with longer/more athletic guards.
F. Vladimir Radmanovic | 6’10” | 235 lbs. | 20 MPG | 6.3 PPG | 1.7 RPG | 33.3 FG | 22.2 3 | 75 FT
Shoots the 3-ball well for a man his size. Defensively, he’s about neutral, with the ability to hinder jump shots because of his length but an inability to keep penetrators in front of him because of his general lack of foot speed and athleticism.
G/F. Gerald Henderson | 6’5″ | 215 lbs. | 16.3 MPG | 6.3 PPG | .3 APG | 41.2% FG | 40 3 | 75 FT
Henderson has posted consistently strong block and steal rates for his size throughout his college career. He has terrific athleticism and should be a plus defender at the NBA level. Offensively, he’s very good at getting into the lane, where he is both a solid finisher and he gets to the line often. For a two-guard, he’s a decent ballhandler and good passer. His shot is questionable at best, so back off of him and let him shoot.
C. Nazr Mohammed | 6’10 | 250 lbs. |12.0 MPG | 3 PPG | 5 RPG | 33.3% FG | o% 3 | 33.3% FT
Career backup center.
F. Derrick Brown | 6’7″ | 225 lbs. | 9.3 MPG | 3.7 PPG | 1.3 RPG | 50% FG | 0% 3 | 50% FT
His combination of height and athleticism allows him to be an immediate factor on the defensive end. Still isn’t polished offensive player. He is solid around the rim, but he needs to work on his shot and his face-up game.
C. Alexis Ajinca | 7’0″ | 220 lbs. | 5.5 MPG | 3 PPG | 0 RPG | 75% FG | 0% 3 | 0% FT
He displays a nice shooting touch and is already a good free throw shooter.
C. DeSagana Diop | 7’0″ | 280 lbs. | 1 MPG | 0 PPG | 0 RPG | 0% FG | 0% 3 | 0% FT
Good on defense. Bad on offense.
G. Ronald Murray | No Regular Season Stats
G. Raja Bell | No Regular Season Stats
As a team without a proven shooter, the Bobcats thrive on getting in the lane and scoring on the fast break. If the Nets keep them out of the lane, there is a good chance they can win this game.
In Tyson Chandler, the Bobcats have a human eraser that allows their guards/wings pressure the ball. Gerald Wallace loves getting into the passing lanes, so be aware of him.
Keys To Victory:
Keep the Bobcats out of the lane. Get Brook Lopez going. Try and get Tyson Chandler in foul trouble.