As Roberto Gato pointed out last night, Antawn Jamison has reportedly decided to play for the Los Angeles Lakers instead of the Charlotte Bobcats next season.
Bobcats beat writer Rick Bonnell, who was the first person I saw to tweet Jamison’s decision, wrote a great story for the Charlotte Observer about the dynamic developing between Kemba Walker and Mike Dunlap:
“Most everything concerning the Bobcats’ revamped offense involves early-possession efforts to attack the rim. That was Walker’s forte when he led the Huskies to the national championship in 2011.”
Michael Jordan told ESPN.com that last season was the hardest he ever went through:
“‘Obviously, I’m a competitor, and I never want to be in the record books for failure,’ said the six-time NBA champion and Hall of Famer.
He vows that better times are ahead for the Bobcats.”
Bonnell wrote another great story about the Charlotte Bobcats, and how they’re going to use some zone defense next season:
“The NBA loosened up its illegal defense rules a while back, freeing teams to play more zone principles. Most teams use some zone, none more than the Dallas Mavericks did in their championship run two years ago.”
The Bobcats play their thrid Summer League game tonight around 10:30pm, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to play after fully participating in practices yesterday.