Charlotte Bobcats coaching search: Why ‘Cats looking at Harden means Shaw is their man

Reporters: "What do you think of these Bobcats rumors?" Harden: "The ones where they win 10 games next year? Wait... You mean they want to trade for..." Mandatory Credit: Derick E. Hingle-US PRESSWIRE

If the reports that the Charlotte Bobcats are looking to trade the second pick in the NBA draft for James Harden are true, things are looking good for Brian Shaw.

Shaw was a succesful player and assistant coach with the Lakers under Phil Jackson, and he’s going to impliment the triangle offense wherever he goes.

What better (possibly) availbe player is there to run that offense through than James Harden? During his time in OKC Harden has turned into an efficient decision maker; This season his true shooting percentage was 66 percent, he assisted on 19 percent of his teammates field goals while he was on the floor, and he turned the ball over just 15 times per 100 possessions.

He’s not Kobe Bryant, but he could be the Kobe in Shaw’s triangle offense.

Of course right now this is all a bunch of speculation, and the Thunder might not even want to part with Harden, but it seems like the Charlotte Bobcats are searching for a player to be the go-to-guy in one of the NBA’s most famous (and hard to master) offenses.

Topics: Beard, Bobcats, Brian Shaw, Harden, Nba Draft, Thunder, Trade

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  • JoshuaPowell8

    @Bobcatsfansclub Man draft Barnes and stop being stupid. Harden will NOT stay in Charlotte when other teams will offer the same and win too.

    • bryanwendland

      I don’t think Charlotte makes the trade if he doesn’t sign an extension. Charlotte would probably offer him a max deal with the extension. Other teams might be willing to offer that much, too, though, you’re right.

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