Charlotte Bobcats: Why Ryan Feldman doesn’t make sense in his most recent ESPN post

June 28, 2012; Newark, NJ, USA; Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (Kentucky) walks off the stage after being introduced as the number two overall pick to the Charlotte Bobcats during the 2012 NBA Draft at the Prudential Center. Mandatory Credit: Jerry Lai-US PRESSWIRE

The Charlotte Bobcats selection of Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was widely hailed as the first good draft choice Michael Jordan or a team associated with him as an owner/executive has made in a long time.

But Ryan Feldman of ESPN’s True Hoop doesn’t think the pick made sense.

Feldman says “the Bobcats needed offense” and cited their last place standing in field goal percentage, 3-point percentage and points per play on jumpshots as proof.

Sure the Bobcats could’ve went with an offensive minded player like Bradley Beal, and that pick wouldn’t have been a bad one.

BUT, if they did go with Beal, Feldman would’ve come out with an article saying Beal doesn’t make sense for Charlotte either.

He would’ve probably cited Charlotte’s last place standing in defensive ranking (points produced allowed per 100 possessions),  their next-to-last ranking in opponents field goal percentage, and their next-to-last ranking in steals as proof.

The last time (only time) the Bobcats made the playoffs, they did it on the strength of their defense, and the next time they make the playoffs it’ll be in a similar fashion.

Topics: Bobcats, ESPN, Kidd-Gilchrist, Mkg, NBA, Nba Draft, True Hoop

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  • Anthony

    Maybe you should think about being a little more specific on why ryan feldmans article doesn’t make sense.. You haven’t really made any valid points? Come on, do better than this, what blog is this anyway?

  • The Rifle

    This is a Mickey Mouse, nickel and dime blog. Feldman loved Bradley Beal and has said it all along. Kidd-Gilchrist is good but what makes you think he should have been warranted the 2nd pick???? You, like Anthony below said, make no valid points. At #2, you go with the NBA player that has the size, skill and athleticism and hunger. That would be Thomas Robinson. Kidd-Gilchrist is very, very limited in many facets of the game and unless he becomes a Dennis Rodman type player who is relentless rebounder (doing it against bums at St. Pat’s isn’t the NBA, ace, remember that) then what constitutes that pick being a good one??? Two words for you: Adam Morrison. Two other words for you in regards to MJ: Bad executive.

  • The Rifle

    This is a Mickey Mouse, nickle and dime blog. Feldman loved Bradley
    Beal and has said it all along. Kidd-Gilchrist is good but what makes
    you think he should have been warranted the 2nd pick???? You, like
    Anthony below said, make no valid points. At #2, you go with the NBA
    player that has the size, skill and athleticism and hunger. That would
    be Thomas Robinson. Kidd-Gilchrist is very, very limited in many facets
    of the game and unless he becomes a Dennis Rodman type player who is
    relentless rebounder (doing it against bums at St. Pat’s isn’t the NBA,
    ace, remember that) then what constitutes that pick being a good one???
    Two words for you: Adam Morrison. Two other words for you in regards to
    MJ: Bad executive.

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