Dunlap doesn’t just want players in the practice gym at Time Warner Cable Arena; he wants them there at the same time each day, interacting and driving each other. So Henderson and Williams flying to Vegas and working out with summer-league guys set an encouraging tone.
“We’re always ready, whether it’s at nine at night to give a guy a burn, or with our group in static hours,’’ Dunlap said of the coaches’ availability over the summer.
But Dunlap prefers a group setting “where they can go twos, threes or fours, running up-and-down.’’
“One, camaraderie. Two, technique and improvement. Three, there’s a family atmosphere you want to create,’’ Dunlap said Wednesday. “It’s peer pressure, in a way, where, ‘Hey, this is the road we travel to be good.’ Confidence is always built on a base of ‘How many reps did I get in and how hard did I work?’ ’’
They also have nice building pieces in MKG and Biyombo. (I think Kemba is trash)
People are in for a shock when they watch the Bobcats next year. They are truly championship contenders with the addition of MKG, the development of Biyombo, and the excellent new coach who will bring a winning atmosphere to the 'Cats.
I have them slated as the second best team in the East next year behind the Heat.
They could but a lot will have to happen like Biyombo getting it together and be consistent, Kemba playing at a high level on a consistent basis, MKG fitting in and contributing, veterans actually being worth something etc.
I know he isn't a significant piece, but how did the Bobcats end up with Ramon Sessions as a BACKUP PG. I really think Ramon would have made a great backup to Lin. Like Lin, Ramon can get to the line and he is even a better finisher. With Lin's durability questions, it would be nice to have another quality PG like Sessions in the stables.....