Get that weak sh@t out!

Get that weak sh@t out!

In the words of TNT’s NBA analyst, Kenny “the Jet” Smith, the Charlotte Bobcats have “gone fishin'” every year since their franchise has existed. They’ve had no playoff berths since their induction into the league in the 2004/’05 season. With Michael Jordan running the day-to-day operations of the franchise, this seemed destined to be a winner from the get go. No such luck. While Jordan was the best ever on the court, behind the scenes he’s shown himself to be a mere mortal. Coach Larry Brown (who has won everywhere he coached – excluding the Knicks, of course) has this team on the right track. Small forward Gerald Wallace is the star of the Bobcats. Averaging 17/8, Wallace’s style of play can be described as reckless to some. Having earned the nickname “Crash,” he will put his body through everything it takes to secure his team a victory. The point guard situation is in good hands with up-and-comers Raymond Felton (UNC) and D.J. Augustin (Texas). Felton is the better scorer, while Augustin is the assist man. Together they make a formidable pair. Power forward Boris Diaw should really benefit in his first full season in Charlotte. After coming to town in a mid-season trade, he exploded for 15/6/5 a game. Now that he’s comfortable, we just might have our newest breakout star in the NBA. Big man Tyson Chandler comes over from New Orleans this year, and if he can avoid injuries, will prove to be a factor on the inside. Rookie swing man Gerald Henderson will bring his youthful exuberance to the bench and SG Raja Bell is a lockdown defender who gets under the opposition’s skin. Prodigy’s take: It looks like the year the Bobcats finally squeak into the 7th or 8th plaoff spot. They’ve got to get there sometime, so why not now? The team can create match up problems at most positions, and should have one of the better defensive squads out there. Maybe we’ll even see Jordan lace em’ up for the playoff push. You never know. Prediction: 3rd in Southeast.