The Charlotte Bobcats at 4-3. I repeat: the Charlotte Bobcats are 4-3. A team that was a laughing stock in 2011 and really for the majority of their existence, is above .500 and playing some pretty inspired basketball.
Head coach Mike Dunlap is better than advertised, and second year point guard Kemba Walker is looking the part, and then some. A game-winning shot over the Minnesota Timberwolves is the cherry on top of this short season.
But 4-3 isn’t the playoffs, so we have to taper our expectations and start analyzing what this 4-3 start means. More importantly, after a more typical 1-3 start, what does this current three-game winning streak mean for the Bobcats?
Are they suddenly a real playoff contender? Is this a sign of things to come?
While I don’t think this locks in the Bobcats as playoff contenders just yet, I may be in the minority in saying that I do actually believe they’re on their way out of the cellar.
Believe it or not, this is no longer a terrible team.