The headline of this post might be a little misleading… You see, the Charlotte Bobcats announced their departure for Las Vegas to participate in the NBA summer league, but the team hasn’t issued a roster yet.
The best list I found came from a tweet @Bobcats sent out, but the only guys they mentioned were Kemba Walker, Bismack Biyombo, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Corey Higgins and Jeffrey Taylor. For what it’s worth I couldn’t find any of their names on NBA.com’s list of players taking part in the 2012 summer league.
So. According to that list, Charlotte has a pretty good group of young guys who will benefit from playing in Vegas this summer. I’m interested to see how much Walker has improved on finishing at the rim, if Biyombo will still bite on 95 percent of pump-fakes, and if Kidd-Gilchrist tries to prove his doubters wrong by taking ill-advised threes. One thing I know is this: Mike Dunlap’s high-tempo offense will benefit all of those guys, and the head coach will treat these games like mid-season contests.
What I’m most interested to see is how Jeffrey Taylor performs. I really believe he has a long future ahead of him in this league and he could be a 10 point, 4 rebound guy (not to mention the team’s first or second best defender) off the bench for Charlotte as soon as next season.