While the Charlotte Bobcats roster was much worse than the Golden State Warriors last year, the two teams have had relatively similar recent pasts.
Of course Charlotte was the cream of the terrible crop in pro sports last year, but the ‘Cats and Warriors have both been pretty bad the past few seasons.
The Warriors haven’t had a winning season since 2008, and the Bobcats haven’t had one since 2010.
Both squads have been building through the draft, and this year it looks like at least one of them could break through into the winner’s circle.
Behind recent draftee Stephen Curry’s stellar play this year, Golden State sits at 13-7. Curry’s averaging 19.7 points and 6.5 assists, and the Warriors most recent first round draftee, Harrison Barnes, is averaging 9.3 points and 4.8 rebounds in just 27 minutes per game.
The Bobcats looked like they were on their way, too, earlier in the year, but they’ve found themselves back on a long losing streak.
Still, two of their most recent first round draft choices are proving to be valuable picks.
Kemba Walker is playing very well this year, leading the team in points at 17.4 and assists at 6.1.
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 10.3 points and 6.7 rebounds in just 27 minutes per game.
Both teams are playing each other right now.