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Thursday, October 21st, 2010 at 11:30 am  |  24 responses

The Bobcats’ New Point Guard: Boris Diaw?

Oh, Larry Brown. What crazy schemes will you devise next? The Charlotte Observer takes a look: “Boris Diaw laughed and rolled his eyes Wednesday, as teammate Stephen Jackson kept calling him Magic Johnson. ‘I tried to organize the chaos,’ Diaw said of his power forward-to-point guard-to-center transition in the Charlotte Bobcats’ 105-98 preseason victory over the New Orleans Hornets. Diaw played about half of his 39 ½ minutes at the point, finishing with 15 points, seven assists and two turnovers. This was more than a preseason experiment. With Shaun Livingston and rookie Sherron Collins currently too injured to play effectively, Diaw and Jackson might play some point in the regular season. ‘Stephen Jackson and Boris have the makings to play point guard. But it’s hard for them to guard point guards,’ coach Larry Brown described. ‘Because of that, you’ve got to have a shooting guard who can move his feet,’ switching defensive assignments.”

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  • http://yahoo.com eboyhater

    Great with him at the point the Bobacats are sure to get first seed on the east

  • http://slamonline.com YKnot

    All this and Skip, AI, and Starbury can’t find a place in the L?

  • http://www.slamonline.com James the Balla

    Sorry to hear that BETcats

  • T-Money

    LB is used to cross match ups. AI would always play the 2 and defend 1s.

  • KB8toSG8

    lol….am definitely feeling sorry for the Bobcats now…

  • http://staticseth.blogspot.com Seth

    DJ Augustine must really, really be in the dog house or something. What the…?

  • JoeMaMa

    Coulda had Calderon…which wouldn’t make things better, but I just really like to pout about MJ cancelling that trade. Raps coulda been so much nicer…

  • PJF

    Looking to fill out a h2h fantasy league, check it out and join!
    yahoo ID: 33601
    PW: squeak
    Draft this week, Sat.

  • unrel

    he’s a poor man’s version of a poor man’s pippen..

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    Dope. If he gets PG eligibility in Fantasy Basketball then I’m going to pick him up!

  • Bimmer

    he’s a bankrupt man’s version of an in-debt man’s pippen…

  • http://www.slamonline.com/online/category/blogs/san-dova-speak-easy/ San Dova

    It’s not crazy at all. Boris Diaw was originally drafted by the Atlanta Hawks as a point guard. He IS a point guard. Nice move.

  • AJ

    San Dova is correct, when he was with the Suns, one season he was the secondary ballhandler. He idol was Magic Johnson. In his first season with us, he averaged 6 assists a game and this was mostly playing in the frontcourt.

  • http://www.slamonline.com/ niQ

    ^Truth.

  • http://www.need4sheed.com Tarzan Cooper

    He can handle and pass really well, but he is def not a pg

  • http://www.triplejunearthed.com/dacre Dacre

    4 days to go before the season tips off!

  • http://hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    This is what happens when Collins and Livingston are both injured. I expect Collins will be cut and a real point guard will be signed before the season. To clarify: he is not our starting point guard (DJ still is) and he had 7 assists last night. It isnt the worst thing ever but it is not a good thing to do the entire season.

  • http://www.slamonline melvin ely

    didn’t know Shaun was hurt, anyone got the details on that?

  • randy marsh

    this organization is a joke

  • http://www.youtube.com/officerbarbrady what

    The Hawks tried this 7 years ago. It failed miserably.

  • http://dgcoursereview.com Bro D.

    French Mase.

  • Yes.We.Did.

    If ever there was a coach who could pull this off, its larry brown. He’s had great point guards (Billups), good point guards (Felton), average point guards (Eric Snow), an Allen Iverson, and the ’06 Knicks…thing. Anyway, if he says diaw can play point, he can make it work (or we’ll have another team with more starting lineups than wins).

  • http://www.borntocompete.com Money$hot

    Yes I agree with what’s comment, ATL tried it, did not work out it failed.

  • http://www.djpatlok.com pat lok

    Eric Snow may have been average but he was a G. Any point guard that can make it without insane athleticism OR a jumpshot outside 10 feet (remember the way he’d brick them from the elbow) gets respect. Kinda like Avery Johnson (who could hit from maybe 18… but was tiny)

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