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Brown says point guards trying too hard

Larry Brown says both his point guards – Raymond Felton and D.J. Augustin – are trying too hard to run the offense precisely, and that's slowing up their progress. Augustin has twice been caught dribbling the ball, rather than putting up a shot, to commit a 24-second violation.

“We're trying to simplify some stuff. Hopefully that loosens them up,'' Brown said pregame. “I think they're thinking a little too much, but that's what exhibitions are for.''

Brown intentionally flooded this team with concepts in training camp, knowing he could trim back and refine as the preseason progressed.

The left-knee tendinitis that kept Adam Morrison out of Saturday's exhibition has apparently been building for awhile. Yes, it's in the knee that was surgically repaired, after he tore an anterior cruciate ligament last October.

You could see him limping slightly in Thursday's exhibition against the Orlando Magic. Morrison was limited in Saturday-morning shootaround, so the Bobcats decided to rest the injury before a three-game West Coast trip that will complete the exhibition season.

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