They kept chugging along in the summer league without Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but when Jeffrey Taylor was held out of last nights game with a groin issue and Mike Dunlap turned the reigns over to the younger Silas, things fell apart. The Charlotte Bobcats lost their last summer league game 97-79.
No one looked very good. Kemba Walker led all Bobcats with 16 points… on 17 shots. Byron Mullens eight points on nine shots with just one rebound.
Bismack Biyombo didn’t look too bad. In fact, he didn’t really look bad at all. He scored 10 points on six shots, had three blocks and grabbed four rebounds.
Josh Selby was the story of the night after he made short work of the Bobcats trapping defense.
Selby scored 32 points on 14 shots and went 7-of-11 from behind the three point line.
Overall the summer league was a success for Charlotte. The Bobcats figured showed a little bit of the kind of team they’ll be next season, and we got to see how their rookies will try to play as well.
More than any team in the league, perhaps, the Bobcats need this full off season the most. Biyombo and Kidd-Gilchrist, two of the NBA’s youngest players are sure to benefit from an extended training camp, and Mike Dunlap needs as much time with his new team as possible.