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Silas plans to use zone defense, play Walker and Augustin together

Jul 14, 2011, 7:49 PM EDT

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From the AP’s Mike Cranston:

#Bobcats coach Paul Silas says he’ll likely use more zone defense next season so he can play Kemba Walker and D.J. Augustin together.

The Bobcats were one of the best defensive teams in the league in 2009-10, but lost some of their defensive edge early last season before Silas replaced Larry Brown. After Silas took over, the team played a slightly more up-tempo (but still fairly slow) style, and finished with a respectable record under him. It looks like Silas is going to try to push the pace even more next season now that he has two young, talented point guards on the roster. Time will tell if it will lead to the Bobcats getting back to .500 next season.

  1. captainwisdom8888 - Jul 14, 2011 at 10:19 PM

    I am 100% certain that Kemba Walker warranted the #1 overall pick in the draft and will prove exactly why in his upcoming rookie season.

    • trbowman - Jul 15, 2011 at 12:13 AM

      Kemba will be a better player than Irving and Brandon Knight.

  2. thestudiokida - Jul 15, 2011 at 7:23 PM

    As a Charlottean I certainly hope you guys are right. We need something to be excited about after the Panthers 1-15 season and the Bobcats trading Gerald Wallace.

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