Top 10 Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets of All-Time

Top 10 Charlotte Bobcats/Hornets of All-Time

570_Charlotte-Bobcats-in-process-of-changing-name-back-to-Hornets-7091

Charlotte Hornets

“Bobcats“

Honorable Mentions:

20. Melvin Ely

19. Bismack Biyombo

18. Tyrus Thomas

17. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

16. Ramon Sessions

15. Nazr Mohammed

14. Primoz Brezec

13. Brevin Knight

12. Josh McRoberts

11. Matt Carroll


Screen Shot 2015-08-02 at 6.56.21 PM

10. Jason Richardson

Seasons in Charlotte:

2 (2007-2009)

Stats w/ the Bobcats

21.4 PPG, 5.2 RPG, 3.1 APG, 2.0 Stocks, 44.1 FG%

In 2007, Richardson was traded to the Charlotte Bobcats along with the draft rights to 36th pick Jermareo Davidson for the draft rights to eighth pick Brandan Wright. Richardson began to gain attention with the Bobcats when he led the team to a road win against the Boston Celtics after scoring 34 points. This was only the Celtics’ fourth loss of the season and second loss at home. It was also the Bobcats’ second road win of the season, ending an 11 game road losing streak. Richardson also led the Bobcats to a franchise-record five consecutive game winning streak, including a home win against his former team, the Golden State Warriors. Richardson posted 42 points against the Warriors. The 2007–08 season was a season of rebuilding for Richardson and the Bobcats. He was able to get his points per game average back up to 21.8, lead the Bobcats in scoring, and lead the league in three-point field goals made. He only played 2 seasons with the team, so its hard to put him much higher – but averaging 21/5/3 is good enough to make the top 10.

nba_u_augustin01jr_576

9. D.J. Augustin

Seasons in Charlotte:

4 (2008-2012)

Stats w/ the Bobcats

10.9 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 4.4 APG, 0.6 Stocks, 40.7 FG%

Coming out of the University of Texas, Charlotte chose D.J. Augustin with the 9th overall pick in the 2008 NBA draft. He played four seasons with the team and was largely underrated. He backed up Raymond Felton for the first two seasons in the NBA, and even convinced the franchise to get rid of Felton because of his potential. In his four seasons with the team, D.J. Augustin averaged 10.9 PPG, 2.0 RPG, 4.4 APG. He has since played with many other franchises and proven to be a top-tier backup point guard. He played hard night in and night out, which is why Charlotte always appreciate his game.

136715261_crop_north

8. Boris Diaw

Seasons in Charlotte:

4 (2008-2012)

Stats w/ the Bobcats

11.6 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.3 APG, 1.4 Stocks, 48.1 FG%

When looking back at Boris Diaw’s career, you will inevitably think about his time with the high powered Phoenix Suns or his vital reserve role with the NBA champion San Antonio Spurs, but lets focus on what he did with the Bobcats. Even though he had his moments of poor effort against sub par teams and occasional lazy reputation in Charlotte, he still put up some impressive numbers with the team. During his four seasons with the Bobcats, the French stetch-four averaged 11.6 PPG, 5.3 RPG, 4.3 APG, on 48.1 FG% from the floor. He obviously didn’t have the impact he did in the desert or down in Texas, but Boris Diaw is still a top 10 player in Bobcats history.

sjack

7. Stephen Jackson

Seasons in Charlotte:

2 (2009-2011)

Stats w/ the Bobcats

19.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 3.6 APG, 1.9 Stocks, 41.8 FG%

Stephen Jackson would definitely rank higher on this list if he suited up for more games as a member of the Bobcats. He only appeared in 137 games in a Bobcats uniform, but he was arguably the best all-around offensive player that the franchise has seen. In those 137 games, Jackson recorded averages of 19.8 PPG, 4.8 RPG, 3.6 APG and 1.4 steals per game. Even though Jackson has had a relatively controversial career, he was still a very good player during his prime. In the 2009-10 season, he averaged 21.1 PPG, 5.1 RPG and 3.6 APG and was instrumental in leading the team to their first ever postseason appearance. Unfortunately for Jackson, his Bobcats career was cut short after he got traded to the Milwaukee Bucks. After that, he never really got back on his feet and he started to see his production decline in every subsequent team he’s been on.

.

Add Comment