Realistic Expectations: The Charlotte Bobcats and 2012/13

Apr 26, 2012; Charlotte, NC, USA; A fan holds up a sign during the second half of the Charlotte Bobcats and New York Knicks game. The New York Knicks defeated the Charlotte Bobcats 104-84 at Time Warner Cable Arena. Mandatory Credit: Jeremy Brevard-US PRESSWIRE

So, the free agency is pretty much over, and it doesn’t look like the Charlotte Bobcats are going to make any monumental, roster shaking trades, so we can finally look ahead to what next season has in store for the the ‘Cats.

Let’s start with the obvious. The Bobcats will win more than seven games next year.

The question is, can they win more than 20? Maybe.

The Orlando Magic got significantly worse, but Washington got better.

Miami isn’t any worse, but Atlanta has question marks.

The Bobcats play each of those teams four times, and they should be able to get four, or maybe five wins out of those games.

They play New Orleans twice. I think Charlotte can win one of those games. They play the Cavaliers three times, and the ‘Cats can beat them each time. They probably wont, though, so we’ll give Charlotte two wins there. Four games against Detroit should equal two wins, as should another four games with Toronto. The ‘Cats could win one of their two games against Portland, and they should be able to beat the Kings once.

That’s 13 wins I think the Bobcats should get next season. All they have to do to win more than 20 games is steal a win in eight of their remaining 69 games.

They stole wins last year when they put up the worst record in league history, so they can steal more next year.

More than 20 wins is an achievable goal, and with the new optimism surrounding this team, the Bobcats should reach it.

 

Topics: 2013 Season, Charlotte Bobcats, Record

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