Connor Huchton

  • joined Mar 21, 2011
  • last login Sep 20, 2013
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I write for the Charlotte Bobcats blog on SB Nation, http://rufusonfire.com. When I'm not writing words for people to laugh condescendingly at, I enjoy abrupt walks on the beach and doing arm curls without the assistance of weights.

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  • MLB Atlanta Braves
  • NFL Indianapolis Colts
  • NCAAF Stanford Cardinal
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A Season In Review: Power Forwards


For the Bobcats, power forward was a position that exuded change and disappointment throughout the season. Tyrus Thomas underwhelmed consistently, D.J. White struggled with health problems. Bismack...

2012 NBA Draft Lottery Thread


How will the Bobcats' fare in the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery? Luck will decide.

Bobcats Lose To Sacramento Kings 114-88, Season Continues


Would the Bobcats finally win their eighth game of the season? No, they would not.

Bobcats Lose Competitive Overtime Game To Pistons, 110-107


How did the Bobcats play against the Pistons on Saturday night? Acceptably, but another loss remained imminent.

Bobcats Lose to the Nets, 83-74


Would the Bobcats win their sixth game of the season on Friday night? Unsurprisingly, the answer was no.

Bobcats Lose to Detroit Pistons, 109-94


How would the Bobcats fare against the Detroit Pistons on Wednesday night? Unsurprisingly, the answer was, "Poorly."

The Bobcats Fall To The Phoenix Suns, 95-89.


How would the Charlotte Bobcats fare in their game against the Phoenix Suns? The results were mixed.

Bobcats Fall to Houston Rockets In Frustrating 82-70 Loss


How did the Bobcats fare on Tuesday night against the visiting Houston Rockets? As the night progressed, it became clear that the answer would not be particularly positive.

The Charlotte Bobcats Fall to the Miami Heat in Exciting, Encouraging 96-95 Loss


How did the Charlotte Bobcats play against the Miami Heat on Wednesday? Much, much better than expected.

Update: Bobcats Do Not Match Offer, Don't Retain Rights to Dante Cunningham


Per this report (via tweet) from Steve Reed, the Bobcats have decided not to match the Grizzlies' offer sheet for forward Dante Cunningham. Editor's Note: This FanShot originally stated that the Bobcats did indeed match the offer due to an error in Reed's original tweet. However, indications now are that the Bobcats have decided not to match the offer, as previously reported.

Quick Reaction to the Bobcats' Second and Final Preseason Game


How did the Bobcats' perform in the team's second and final preseason game? An analysis of individual players and how they may fit into the team's plans this season.

Reggie Williams signs two-year, $5 million deal with Bobcats


Adrian Wojnarowski has reported (via Twitter) that the Bobcats have signed shooting guard Reggie Williams. We'll have more in-depth analysis on the signing soon here at RoF, but I'll say this: I'm thrilled with the signing at first glance.

Bobcats Sign Derrick Brown To One-Year, Minimum Deal.


The report, via tweet, comes from Marc J. Spears of Yahoo! Sports.

Bobcats want Maggette to take up scoring slack


This is an interesting idea. (Interesting might not be the right adjective.)

Spanish team claims the buyout for Bismack Biyombo is $3M


More news about Bismack Biyombo's buyout situation, this time emanating originally in tweet form.

An Analysis of Bobcats' Draft Picks Through History: Part 1 (2004-2005)


How well have the Charlotte Bobcats drafted as a franchise during their history? Rufus on Fire investigates.

Interview - Charlotte Bobcats' Bismack Biyombo guarantees he'll play in NBA this season


This is an issue I've written extensively about, but it still hasn't been resolved. Long story short, there still isn't a resolution, but Biyombo remains confident he'll play next season. I recommend reading the report, as Biyombo answers other interesting questions. BONUS: In another interview with Brian T. Smith, Kemba Walker talked about the NBA lockout.

Bismack Biyombo's Contract Won't Be A Problem. Probably.


Recently, there's been some worry concerning the contractual situation of Bismack Biyombo with Spanish team Fuenlabrada. Those worries are largely unnecessary.

Bobcats become first team to offer season-ticket holders smart cards instead of actual tickets


I thought this was interesting. The report details the Bobcats' initiative to offer "smart cards" for season-ticket holders that can be used to eliminate tickets and purchase concessions.

FIBA tells Bobcats Biyombo isn't cleared


I'm not sure how worrying this should be (and it isn't particularly surprising), but it certainly isn't encouraging. This report from Rick Bonnell details that the Spanish team Biyombo is still under contract with is intent on enforcing his contract, and therein expect a hefty buyout to free Biyombo from his obligations with the team.

Tuesday Links, Including Boris Diaw, Kemba Walker, and Kevin Durant!


With the lockout now more than two weeks old, the search for interesting developments regarding the NBA (and the Bobcats) has become increasingly difficult. Thankfully, interesting NBA-related...

Bobcats begin laying off workers amid NBA lockout


This report from Mike Cranston details that at least seven Bobcats' employees were let go of by the team during the past week. One of these employees was the Bobcats' radio play-by-play guy, Scott Lauer. These moves may be related to the recent NBA lockout. Read the report for further explanation.

Rebuilding and The Waiting Game for the Charlotte Bobcats


After a series of franchise-changing moves and the beginning of a rebuilding process, the Charlotte Bobcats lie at a crossroads. With the future choices and moves that face the Bobcats, patience...

Breaking: Kemba Walker Talks About Signing With Under Armour


I won't comment on this deal and its effects currently, but expect in-depth analysis of the deal soon on RoF.

Morning Ramblings: The Charlotte Bobcats, Matt Carroll's Twitter, and the NBA Lockout


Sure, the NBA is in a lockout, and times are tough. That won't stop me from rambling and talking about Matt Carroll.

Friday Links: NBA Lockout Edition


Having trouble following what exactly is happening with the NBA lockout? Reading these stories will probably help.

Fear and the NBA Lockout


The NBA lockout was inevitably made official today, troubling countless fans. What's even more troubling is the unclear future that lies ahead.

Charlotte Bobcats extend qualifying offer to Dante Cunningham


According to InsideHoops, the Bobcats have extended a qualifying offer to Dante Cunningham. The move comes following Cunningham's strong play during the end of last season with the Bobcats. Cunningham has shown the ability to be a solid role player with an NBA team and provide quality depth.

Trade Analysis: The Charlotte Bobcats Move Into The Lottery And Draft Bismack Biyombo


Yesterday, the Charlotte Bobcats made a trade that will be essential to the future of the franchise. Was it a good decision?

Kemba Walker Drafted By Bobcats With No. 9 Pick


After trading away PG Shaun Livingston earlier today, the Bobcats selected Kemba Walker (PG, UConn) with their 9th pick.

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