Hoops Hype.com brought up an interesting point this morning.
As Charlotte limps to a 7-53 record, a legitimate question exists about Michael Jordan’s team.
Namely are they?
The Bobcats have compiled a .117 winning percentage. That’s the lowest in history other than the 1972-73 Philadelphia 76ers team that went 9-73 en route to a .110 winning percentage.
Charlotte is not without some potentially strong assets. Corey Maggette is a proven scorer and Kemba Walker should develop into a potentially useful point guard.
But other than that, the Bobcats have struggled to a memorably bad record this season with a limited roster.
Hoops Hype.com analyzes them against all of the worst teams in NBA history. The only ones they say they could beat in a seven-game series are the 1998-99 Vancouver Grizzlies and the 72-73 Sixers.
Paul Silas’ team still has five games left. And they have potentially winnable games at home against Sacramento Sunday night and Monday night at Washington.
But it will be a stretch for them to keep from losing them all.
The lockout season will keep them from matching the 73 losses that the 72-73 Sixers endured.
Which makes it completely understandable why former Bobcat Boris Diaw is seeing it as a minor convenience to be sleeping in Tony Parker’s guest house, playing with a team contending for the league’s best record with the Spurs rather than his old team.