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5 Ways To Make The Charlotte Bobcats Better This Offseason

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The Charlotte Bobcats seem to have finally made it over that elusive hump that is the playoffs. The Bobcats are just barely a playoff team but they have made strides this season. In order to maintain their success there will have to be changes from the front office to the roster.

Here are the five ways to improve the Bobcats this offseason.

5. Build A Loyal Fanbase

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5. Build A Loyal Fanbase

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Even losing teams have a solid fan base. The Charlotte Hornets once led the league in attendance years ago and somehow fans lost interest in the NBA and their team. Jordan must find a way to get the fans back in the seats because players don’t have a desire to play for a team that can’t fill an arena.

4. Trade Michael Kidd-Gilchrist For A Shooter

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Bobcats, 2014 NBA
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4. Trade Michael Kidd-Gilchrist For A Shooter

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Charlotte Bobcats, 2014 NBA
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He had no reason being drafted with the second overall pick. He is not a franchise player and does not have the skill set to be starting in the NBA. The Bobcats are in need of a perimeter scorer and he does not fit that bill. Trade him for a shooter or a draft pick and build from there.

3. Keep Jordan Away From All Personnel Decisions

Michael Jordan, Charlotte Bobcats, 2014 NBA
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3. Keep Jordan Away From All Personnel Decisions

Michael Jordan, Charlotte Bobcats, 2014 NBA
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As a player he was one of the best to ever play the game. As an executive he is one of the worst to ever put on a suit and tie. His decision to draft Kwame Brown will forever haunt him and the same could be said for his roster additions and subtractions. He needs to stay in the owner seat, smile for the cameras and leave the roster decisions to the real basketball minds.

2. Move Gerald Henderson To The Bench

Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Bobcats, 2014 NBA
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2. Move Gerald Henderson To The Bench

Gerald Henderson, Charlotte Bobcats, 2014 NBA
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He is not the best of shooters but can get hot and streaky in a second. He has the body to defend bigger guards or small forwards and can post up with the best of them. The ball is in his hands too much as the shot clock winds down and the Bobcats are often left with a turnover because he lacks great decision-making skills. He will be instant offense off the bench.

1. Get Bigger In The Low Post

Al Jefferson
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1. Get Bigger In the Low Post

Al Jefferson, Charlotte Bobcats, 2014 NBA
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Al Jefferson will be better suited playing the power forward position than center. The Bobcats need to go out and sign a player like Spencer Hawes who can command some attention in the paint and let Jefferson destroy his defenders while facing the basket.