Derek James

  • joined Sep 01, 2012
  • last login Jul 17, 2014
  • posts 80
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24 years old from Minneapolis. Hoops blogger for SBN's Rufus on Fire, Hardwood Paroxysm in ESPN's TrueHoop Network, and Howlin' T-Wolf. In addition to being a lifelong Timberwolves fan, I've grown to accept the Bobcats as one of my own.

I thought I knew what I was doing, but now I don't.

A Fan Of...

  • MLB Minnesota Twins
  • NBA Minnesota Timberwolves
  • NFL Minnesota Vikings
  • NCAAF Minnesota Golden Gophers
  • NCAAB Duke Blue Devils
  • NHL Detroit Red Wings
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How will the Hornets replace Josh McRoberts?


Josh McRoberts left a huge impact in Charlotte during his 15 month stay with the franchise. Now that he's moved on, the Hornets will have to find a way to replace all that McRoberts does.

Can the Hornets land a second round steal?


Second round picks are typically inconsequential. Except when they're not. The Hornets will try to uncover their diamond in the rough next Thursday.

Hornets Backup Point Guard Options in Free Agency


The backup point guard slot was a point of weakness for Charlotte last season. How could they fix that in free agency?

What will Charlotte do with the 24th pick?


While Charlotte will have to see how the top of the draft shakes out, they will have many scenarios to work with selecting at the #24 slot. What will they do?

Season Player Reviews: Luke Ridnour


Luke Ridnour's 10th season did not go as planned after a back injury derailed much of his anniversary season.

Season Player Reviews: Bismack Biyombo


Bismack Biyombo found himself, and success, in a reduced role for the Bobcats this season. What does that mean for the Bobcats in the short and longterm? Derek investigates.

Season Review: Gerald Henderson


Gerald Henderson's fourth NBA season may have been his most successful yet. Derek explores why this may be and how he can improve further.

Rufus Links, April 30


Derek takes a look around for the best around the web on this Wednesday.

Bobcats vs Heat, Game 3 preview


Down 0-2 the Bobcats return home to face the Heat in a pivotal game in the series.

Bobcats-Bulls meet to decide playoff fate


The Bobcats and Bulls meet in one of many games with playoff implications on Wednesday night. With a little luck they could move up in the standings, but they'll have to go through Chicago and get...

Bobcats-Wizards face off with seeding on the line


With just one game separating the Wizards and Bobcats in the standings, these two teams meet tonight to see if one can gain the inside track on the sixth seed.

Potential playoff matchup perspectives: Pacers


As the Pacers continue to slide out of the race for the top seed in the East, a Charlotte-Indiana first round playoff seems fairly likely. To get an even-handed take on how such a series might...

Bobcats beat Cavs in OT, clinch playoff berth


The Bobcats were able to clinch their second ever playoff berth Saturday night with a victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, but it certainly didn't come easy.

Bobcats, Wizards meet with playoff implications


Tonight, the Bobcats will play the Wizards in the third meeting between these two teams. With just three games separating them in the standings, the Bobcats will look to inch closer to improving...

Bobcats look to inch closer to playoffs in Orlando


With a playoff berth in sight, the Bobcats head to Orlando to take on the Magic. Will they be able to drop their magic number with another victory?

Bobcats make statement, upset Pacers at home


The Bobcats took advantage of a Pacers team that just didn't have "it" on Wednesday night and made a statement behind another incredible performance from Al Jefferson.

Bobcats win streak ends in San Antonio


The Bobcats fought hard but found themselves unable to extend their post-All-star break winning streak.

Bobcats try to extend win streak against Grizzlies


After positioning themselves well in the playoff picture after the All-Star break with three straight wins. With a tough schedule looming, extending that streak to four on Saturday night could be...

Bobcats top Pistons, gain tiebreaker with Detroit


The Bobcats looked to get a jump on the Pistons for the eighth seed in the East on Tuesday night.

With playoff positioning at stake Bobcats top Mavs


The Bobcats were able to steal a good win from the Dallas Mavericks in blowout fashion on Tuesday night.

Jefferson drops 40, Bobcats top Lakers


Bobcats center Al Jefferson's 40 point performance gives Charlotte the key road victory in Los Angeles.

Jefferson, Bobcats thump Magic on the road.


The Bobcats got contributions from their key players and rolled on to a 10-point victory and their eighth road win of the season.

Bobcats look for road win against Timberwolves


The Bobcats head to Minneapolis to take on a potentially vulnerable Timberwolves team tonight. Can they repeat their victory from last season?

Wizards Q&A with Bullets Forever


Amin Vafa of Bullets Forever joins Rufus on Fire to help us preview tonight's game.

Bobcats falter in second half, drubbed by Clippers


The Bobcats headed into Los Angeles to play the Clippers on Wednesday night where the Clippers had lost three games all year.

Bobcats beat Pistons 116-106


The Charlotte Bobcats beat the Detroit Pistons in a comeback effort Friday night.

Walker, Bobcats upset Curry and Warriors at Home


With all of the North Carolina connections in the house, the Bobcats put on a show against the Warriors on Monday night, spoiling the return of hometown kid Steph Curry.

Of Queen City & Brotherly Love: Cats-76ers preview


The schedule gods may have left us a present tonight in the form of two upstart young teams. But will it be a good present or one that you will immediately want to re-gift?

Improved Bobcats visit reigning Heat


The improved Charlotte Bobcats visit the 13-3 Miami Heat on Sunday night and will look to steal one on the road.

Where in the world is Bismack Biyombo?


Bismack Biyombo has seen his minutes fade in recent days. Is it fair or unfair?

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