Charlotte Observer "Who doesn’t enjoy playing fast-break basketball? It’s fun, it’s exciting, it’s… dangerous if you’re the Charlotte Bobcats. Coach Steve Clifford knew the Philadelphia 76ers would coax his team into going up-tempo. It was the pace the Sixers wanted in a first quarter that totaled a combined 69..." December 07
Grantland "Part 3 To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a leaguewide wrap-up every 33 days, or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In this episode — Part 3 of our video series — Bill and Jalen praise the funniest YouTube video, the biggest media-created controversy, the most..." December 06
Grantland "Bill and Jalen are back! To honor the great Larry Bird, Bill and Jalen have decided to do a league-wide wrap-up every 33 days — or, as they call it, every Birdmester. In their first episode, they crown the best team in the league, the best tanking performance thus far, the league’s least valuable..." December 05
NBA.com "Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to be out 4-6 weeks after suffering a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during the third quarter of last night’s game in Dallas. Kidd-Gilchrist, who was examined on-site last night, had additional x-rays..." December 05
Charlotte Observer "The post-game chatter was as much about what the Charlotte Bobcats lost – small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist – as how they lost in an 89-82 fall to the Dallas Mavericks. For the second straight game they blew a double-digit second-half lead. More importantly going forward, they have likely..." December 04
Charlotte’s Gerald Henderson received flop warning (vs. Dallas on Dec. 3). See video at http://t.co/s31cRnMjez
Dallas Morning News "Clang. That sound was heard with dismal regularity Tuesday night, including when Dirk Nowitzki, of all players, shot 1-for-10 in the first half. Charlotte, as it does to many opponents, lulled the Mavericks into ugly basketball for the better part of three quarters at American Airlines..." December 04
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "So how do you break out of the Sunday doldrums? Chris Bosh from distance. And again. And again. With Bosh converting three 3-pointers in the final 2 minutes, 39 seconds, the Miami Heat went from 14 down in the fourth quarter to a 99-98 victory Sunday over the Charlotte Bobcats at..." December 02
Rant Sports "If someone was to tell you Josh McRoberts was going to be one of the top players for the Charlotte Bobcats this season on opening night, would you have believed them? That assessment is slowly becoming a reality as the often overlooked McRoberts has become one of the most productive guys in the..." December 01
Rant Sports "“With the fourth pick in the 2013 NBA draft the Charlotte Bobcats select…Cody Zeller from the University of Indiana“. When you first heard those words were you expecting the young 7-footer to make an immediate impact? Were you expecting him to be a huge part of the Cats’ rotation? Looking at..." December 01
SB Nation "Charlotte Bobcats sophomore forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was in so much pain he wore a walking boot Thursday. Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is suffering from plantar fasciitis in his right foot and has been ruled out of their game against the Milwaukee Bucks Friday, reports..." November 30
Chicago Tribune "Bulls legend Michael Jordan is going to be a father again. He and his Cuban-American model wife, Yvette Prieto, are expecting their first child, celebrity magazine Us Weekly reported on Saturday, citing an unnamed Jordan representative. No due date was reported. Jordan, 50, and Prieto, 34,..." November 30
Charlotte Observer "So this is how it looks when Al Jefferson is halfway healthy and used to the optimum. The Charlotte Bobcats’ free-agent prize spent most of the past two months with nagging ankle injuries. He’s still not there physically, but he’s not running with a limp and he sure was effective Friday: A..." November 30
CBSSports.com "Agents and executives predict this will be a very active trade season in the NBA, for obvious reasons. As the standings begin to sort themselves out, the calendar marches along and injuries mount, the usual trigger points for deals will intensify. In addition to the contenders looking to..." November 29
MKG out tonight. Jeff Taylor will start. Steve Clifford anticipates using Ben Gordon some tonight vs. Bucks.
Rufus On Fire "Starting forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is "highly questionable" for tonight's home game against the Milwaukee Bucks, Steve Clifford told the Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell today. Kidd-Gilchrist has plantar fasciitis in his right foot. If Kidd-Gilchrist is indeed out, the Bobcats could..." November 29
Indianapolis Star "A debate broke out inside a loose and celebratory Indiana Pacers' locker room on Wednesday night. They had just turned three slow moving quarters of basketball into a runaway 99-74 victory over the Charlotte Bobcats thanks in large part to backup point guard C.J. Watson's deft 3-point shooting,..." November 28
Boston Herald "With 7:46 left in the game and the Celtics holding on to a tenuous lead — does this group know any other kind? — of eight points, Courtney Lee pulled up and launched a 3-pointer. The shot hit hard off the glass, shaking a number of those in the alleged crowd from their slumber. The ball then..." November 26
CBSSports.com "With the New Orleans Pelicans in full effect, the Hornets name is available again for usage by an NBA team. Back in May, the Charlotte Bobcats announced their plans to become the Hornets. It's paying homage to the original NBA team in the city of Charlotte and it's also a brilliant re-branding..." November 24
Charlotte Observer "Al Jefferson muscled his way through the Bucks' defense. Then he cooled off by sticking the right ankle that had been bothering him in a bucket of ice. The Charlotte Bobcats are picking things up quickly with Jefferson in the middle again after the injury that had forced him out of the..." November 24
Arizona Republic "The Suns are a running team so it was appropriate that they found their stride in Charlotte. The Suns were running ahead of the bumbling Bobcats and pulling away like thoroughbreds for an easy win before they started stumbling like colts. It was a reminder of how young they are and how they had..." November 23
Charlotte Observer "Fifty-two points in the paint? In a single game? Without center Al Jefferson? This can’t be the Charlotte Bobcats. Actually it was on Wednesday night, and all that scoring in the lane was worth a 95-91 victory over the Brooklyn Nets. Primarily credit point guard Kemba Walker (31 points on..." November 21
Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson put up some shots in practice Tuesday after getting a shot to treat his right ankle Sunday. Hopefully both those things work toward getting him back into games, but that sounds doubtful for Wednesday night’s home game against the Brooklyn Nets. “I think..." November 20
Clifford made it sound quite unlikely Jefferson would play against Nets, but strong chance he plays Friday versus Suns.
Chicago Tribune "Technically, the Bulls' first five-game winning streak since March 7, 2012, began Nov. 8. In Tom Thibodeau's world, the streak, which continued in less-than-stellar fashion with Monday's 86-81 victory over the Bobcats, started Nov. 4. That's when the schedule allowed a team that had played..." November 19
Al Jefferson did not make the trip to Chicago. Asked about his return, Steve Clifford said hopefully Wednesday, more likely Friday.
Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Chris Bosh looked around, just like everyone else. "I noticed," he said. "I definitely noticed." A game was in the balance, but Bosh was on the bench, alongside LeBron James, with Dwyane Wade back in the training room getting treatment for his balky knees. It was as if the Miami Heat were..." November 17
Al Jefferson out for Bobcats tonight due to an ankle.
Charlotte Observer "There’s an axiom among NBA-types that the only thing that travels well is defense. Defense is just about the only thing the Charlotte Bobcats had Friday. That and Josh McRoberts’ wide-open 3 from the corner that clinched an 86-80 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers. The Bobcats are 5-4..." November 16
Charlotte Observer "Al Jefferson poured in a team-high 22 points to go with 11 rebounds and three steals to lead the Charlotte Bobcats to a 89-83 win over the Boston Celtics on Wednesday. Gerald Henderson finished with 13 points, nine rebounds and five assists and Jeff Taylor added 12 points off the bench for..." November 14
Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The return of “Big Al” Jefferson for the Charlotte Bobcats fired up a pretty “big Al” on the other end of the court Monday night as well. Hawks center Al Horford poured in 13 of his 24 points during a key third quarter stretch to help hold off the Bobcats and their new free agent acquisition Al..." November 12
Al Jefferson will start tonight for #bobcats vs. the Hawks.
Pro Basketball Talk "Three days after admitting himself to the hospital and ending up needing a couple stents in his arteries, Steve Clifford is back coaching the Bobcats and will be on the bench Monday. Clifford sounded like a guy just happy things were not a lot worse, speaking with Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte..." November 10
Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcat Michael Kidd-Gilchrist frequently reviews video of how Andre Iguodala does his job and occasionally gets the chance to pick Iguodala’s brain on playing the small forward position. That is very savvy for one of the youngest players in the NBA. Iguodala is precisely who MKG..." November 10
#bobcats center Al Jefferson practiced today. Will be listed as questionable for Hawks game Monday.
Charlotte Observer "As Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford was checking himself into a local hospital Thursday night, worried about sudden chest pains, Denver Broncos coach John Fox was about to be released from another Charlotte hospital. Charlotte had become the unfortunate epicenter of a recent trend: Head..." November 09
New York Post "Thank Patrick Ewing for helping solve the Knicks’ latest crisis at center. And thank Carmelo Anthony for a players-only meeting staged Tuesday that woke up the troops. And most of all, thank Andrea Bargnani for turning in a performance worthy of the first overall pick in the draft and worthy..." November 09
Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is no fan of small ball. He joked at a preseason media luncheon that you go big in the NBA “only if you want to win.” With that in mind, backup point guard Ramon Sessions must have left quite an impression over the last month. Clifford is increasingly..." November 08
SB Nation "The first-year head coach is undergoing more tests and his status for Friday's game against the Knicks is yet to be determined. The Charlotte Bobcats announced Friday morning that coach Steve Clifford checked into the hospital Thursday night after "not feeling well." Clifford was held overnight..." November 08
Bobcats associate head coach Patrick Ewing said Al Jefferson will not play tonight.
Charlotte Observer "What did the coaching staff do about Gerald Henderson’s horrible initial shooting this season? Absolutely nothing because they thought the Charlotte Bobcats shooting guard was doing nothing wrong. “Every guy goes through one of those,” coach Steve Clifford said after Henderson scored a..." November 07
Steve Clifford says Al Jefferson definitely will NOT play vs. Raptors.
Charlotte Observer "Kemba Walker scored 25 points, Gerald Henderson added 18 and the Charlotte Bobcats held off a late run by New York to beat the Knicks 102-97 on Tuesday night. Charlotte led by 13 in the third quarter before New York cut it to two points late in the game. Henderson hit two free throws with 13..." November 06
New Orleans Times-Picayune "This one was more like it. Just when small slivers of doubt were beginning to creep in from the outside, second-guessing the validity of an improved team, the New Orleans Pelicans executed better offensively, crashed the boards and definitely clamped down on defense. It almost was like, uh,..." November 03
Charlotte Observer "The biggest thing Michael Jordan has learned as owner of the Charlotte Bobcats? Admit and rectify mistakes quickly. For example, replacing Mike Dunlap one season into his tenure as coach. “I actually liked Mike, I absolutely did. I said it last year when we first hired him that I could have..." November 02
Bobcats listing Al Jefferson as out again tonight against the New Orleans Pelicans.
Charlotte Observer "Gerald Henderson hit two free throws with 11 seconds left Friday night to give the Charlotte Bobcats a 90-84 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers at Time Warner Cable Arena. Point guard Kemba Walker led the Bobcats (1-1) with 23 points and seven assists. Power forward Tristan Thompson finished..." November 02
Out tonight for the Cats is #AlJefferson (ankle)