The Bobcats’ New Point Guard: Boris Diaw?

by October 21, 2010

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.”