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08:14 AM ET 11.01 | While naming his starting five -- point guard Kemba Walker, shooting guard Gerald Henderson, rookie small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, power forward Byron Mullens and center Brendan Haywood -- for the opener, Mike Dunlap cautioned against getting used to the lineup. Dunlap was asked Wednesday if Kidd-Gilchrist, the No. 2 overall pick, is ready to be an NBA starter: "I don't think any rookie, even (top pick Anthony) Davis, is ready for an 82-game season," Dunlap replied. "I think the rookies go through tremendous highs and lows. And it's like running your first marathon. They can tell you about the wall, but when you hit that wall, it's a whole different deal."

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Mike Dunlap, Icon Sports Mike Dunlap, Icon Sports
November 1, 2012  08:28 AM ET

Well who else can they play when he gets back. This franchise needs to be relocated and under new ownership period.

November 1, 2012  08:35 AM ET

Why should they be relocated? Relocation won't turn them into a winning franchise. That's asinine. What they need are better players. Once the Bobcats get out from the crap contracts they have after this year, they might actually be able to afford someone decent. Best choice MJ made was hiring Rich Cho. He just needs a few years to work his magic.

November 1, 2012  08:41 AM ET

Smart move coach get the young guy game experience. When your team is bad let the young guys get some run and learn by fire.

November 1, 2012  08:44 AM ET
QUOTE(#2):

Why should they be relocated? Relocation won't turn them into a winning franchise. That's asinine. What they need are better players. Once the Bobcats get out from the crap contracts they have after this year, they might actually be able to afford someone decent. Best choice MJ made was hiring Rich Cho. He just needs a few years to work his magic.

Rich Cho sounds like Jeremy Lo, they are both none descript as far as I'm concerned. Ever heard of change, a fresh start? They've been wasting away in Carolina for quite some time. You even have Caroliners thinking this horrible owner and ex basketball exec. Mike to bring in some formidable talent and turn things around........keep dreamin!

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November 1, 2012  08:57 AM ET

Halloween has passed but this starting five will be a horrible sight to see!

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November 1, 2012  10:01 AM ET

Ready To Run With The Big Dawgs, Bro?

November 1, 2012  10:05 AM ET
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Ready To Run With The Big Dawgs, Bro?

Not with Brendan Haywood at center, Bro.

November 1, 2012  10:43 AM ET

although mkg seems like a great kid, charlotte has a lingering problem (besides mj). charlotte, even way back to the hornets days, always drafts small.

we gave up thomas robinson 6'9" with a 7'1" wingspan and an nba ready power forward body to draft gilchrist, another short small forward who cant shoot.

you can have a player who is short for their position on your team. but you will never be successful in the nba (or in any professional sport) with an entire team of undersized players. (see: philadelphia eagles)

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November 1, 2012  06:23 PM ET

A Bobcat story?

November 1, 2012  06:36 PM ET
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Halloween has passed but this starting five will be a horrible sight to see!

no not at all r u kidding

November 1, 2012  06:37 PM ET
QUOTE(#12):

A Bobcat story?

and not a good one... and where the hell did this coach come from...C'mon M J

November 1, 2012  06:37 PM ET
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A Bobcat story?

a tradegy

November 1, 2012  06:38 PM ET
QUOTE(#1):

Well who else can they play when he gets back. This franchise needs to be relocated and under new ownership period.

who cares bout the bobcats...i mean really

November 1, 2012  08:02 PM ET

Why would they start Haywood over the human pogo stick Biyombo?

November 2, 2012  01:37 AM ET

The Guy is 6'7" and extremely athletic. His skills are raw but to say he is undersized is a stretch at best.

 
November 2, 2012  04:42 AM ET

I agree with the philosophy that rookies should get the proper baptism of fire. But, it's not like the Cats have other options. If you say that Bryon Mullens (with all due respect to Mr Mullens, of course) is one of your starters, you have suspect depth. The Charlotte franchise has a looong way to go.

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