• Ive thought for a while that coach Mike Dunlap should play reserve center Brendan Haywood more. Not dramatically more, but more. Hes solid as a post defender and this team doesnt have much usable size. The first half Tuesday made the point.
Sometimes if Kemba Walker doesnt score, hes not contributing much to the overall offense. Tuesday, recognizing Gerald Henderson and Byron Mullens were on a roll, Walker became more of a distributor.
• While the Bobcats have the worst record in the NBA, its not out of shooting range that they could pass Orlando and/or Washington in the Southeast Division standings.
Dunlap said he has had a discussion or two with players, to gauge their mood with the Thursday trade deadline looming. One-on-one, Dunlap said. To not acknowledge it is probably not the smartest thing to do but you dont make it a primary focus.