Charlotte Bobcats Will Need Josh McRoberts As Key Inside Force Next Season

By John Raffel
Curtis Wilson-USA TODAY Sports

Josh McRoberts will be counted upon to use every inch of his 6-10, 240-pound frame next season to give the Charlotte Bobcats the type of inside game they’re going to need to be competitive during the 2013-14 campaign.

How McRoberts develops with his inside game will be a key in the other NBA offseason deals the Bobcats decide to make.

They wouldn’t mind drafting for power inside, but their perimeter game obviously needs a boost.

The Hornets could obviously stand to get help in just about every area, obviously. But McRoberts, if he gets tougher inside, could take care of a tremendous need for the Bobcats, who have been used to getting pushed around in recent seasons.

It’s time for McRoberts to start doing some pushing all by himself to make the Bobcats more of a force inside.

Last season, McRoberts was at 6.0 points, 4.9 rebounds and 2.1 assists per game. But when he switched teams, his numbers exploded and he displayed his true pro basketball talents to the rest of he league in impressive style

McRoberts was a key midseason acquisition for the Orlando Magic. He had only averaged 16.7 minutes a game in Orlando along with 3.9 points and 3.3 rebounds and shot 39.2 percent from the floor.

He came to the Bobcats with a new lease on life to average 30.8 minutes. 9.3 points, 7.2 rebounds and 2.7 assists a game. The Bobcats gave McRoberts a chance to show what he could do inside and he delivered.

He also shot 50.5 percent from the floor while he played for the Hornets. The more he played, the better he got.

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