I’m so excited about the Bobcats trading Hakim Warrick to the Magic for Josh McRoberts! Not because I think the trade will matter much—seriously, Weird Al Yankovic albums have more significance than this deal—but because it frees me up from having to think about last night’s loss to the Pistons.
Against Detroit, the Bobcats sandwiched decent 2nd and 3rd quarters with contemptible 1st and 4th quarters; it was a suck sandwich. Or maybe it was a decent sandwich with suck bread. Whatever. More importantly, it was the how of the suckage more than the suckage itself that really hurt. The Pistons were down one of their best players, Andre Drummond, and they lost Brandon Knight for basically the whole fourth quarter to injury. Plus, for whatever reason, Tayshawn Prince is a Bobcats Killer (a nickname I doubt he’ll embrace), averaging 15 points and 7 boards against us in the last two seasons, and he’s no longer a Piston. So trailing by 1 going into the fourth quarter at home, the Bobcats essentially had to zero in on the lone Pistons weapon, Greg Monroe.