This article is part of our NBA Draft Kit series.CHARLOTTE BOBCATS PREVIEW 2011
STATE OF THE FRANCHISE
Fans of the Bobcats should have patience when following their team this season, and possibly for the next couple years. Last season management decided that the best strategy going forward would be to part ways with their two best veteran players – Stephen Jackson and Gerald Wallace - and attempt to rebuild through the draft. The Bobcats have high hopes for the two rookies they drafted in this year's lottery, Bismack Biyombo and Kemba Walker, but a contract issue will keep Biyombo in Spain for one more season. Another addition – wing Reggie Williams – will be sidelined for the first 6-8 weeks of the year due to a knee injury, which leaves veteran Corey Maggette as the Bobcats' primary scoring threat. Boris Diaw, at 6-8, will likely start the season as the center; DeSagana Diop is the only true center on the roster, but he is still recovering from an Achilles injury. You will see plenty of running up and
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