I just wanted to take the time here to apologize for a past transgression of mine.
Being the loyal reader of Bobcats Planet like I’m sure you are, you had to have seen my post where I called you a royal pain. Although I stand by my analysis at the time, but after some of the moves of the last few weeks I had to reevaluate what I thought of your ability to lead the team from the owner’s chair.
With my tail tucked between my legs I am glad to admit that I was wrong.
Like many fans, I see the potential in some of the young players that you have in Charlotte, but also like many fans I believed the team needed something more to become competitive sooner rather than later (if at all). At the time I didn’t see anything being done to help the team do anything, but fail once again.
I was not on board with your choice of head coaches. I thought we could have done better. With a 4-1 record after Friday’s loss to the Grizzlies in summer league play the man must be doing something right. I know this is only summer league, and that it shouldn’t hold much weight, but in my mind it tells me that with more time under Dunlap the ‘Cats could be alright (key word—could).
As for personnel, I guess I just needed to be patient and see what could happen. You may not have brought a true blue superstar to the roster, but the team is shaping up. Dare I say it, but I think the ‘Cats look pretty competitive. The additions you’ve made have been pretty good.
- Michael Kidd-Gilchrist from the draft; it’s a shame an injury cut his summer short
- Ramon Sessions: a solid point guard that Kemba Walker can actually learn from, and not just compete with (like Augustin). Sessions isn’t great by any means, but he can stabilize the position while Walker improves.
- Brendan Haywood: not a teacher, but someone that can give the ‘Cats some solid minutes when Bismack is not in the game
- Ben Gordon: In the past when he has had minutes he has scored. He may not be much on the boards, but the team could use a reliable scorer or two.
As I understand it, the ‘Cats may not be done wheeling and dealing just yet. Rumor has it that Carl Landy could be headed to Charlotte as part of a sign and trade deal with the Hornets for him. Should they do that, the front court will be looking pretty darn decent (I don’t want to be too optimistic just yet).
So His Airness, I apologize for calling you a royal pain. You’ve been anything but. Congratulations to you and your staff on a job well-done (so far…).
Even if they aren’t good I feel secure in saying that they will not suck. After being as bad as we were last season, not sucking is a step in the right direction.