--G D.J. Augustin has struggled of late, in part due to tendinitis in his right knee. Augustin had the assertive, attacking game he's lacked of late, with 10 points and six assists against the Pistons.
--G Reggie Williams will be asked for a lot of scoring and some defensive range in Corey Maggette's absence. Williams and Gerald Henderson have to be the wings with Maggette out with a strained Achilles tendon. That makes the Bobcats small, but the scoring both can deliver is essential.
--F-C Byron Mullens will struggle defensively against some stretch power forwards, but coach Paul Silas questions whether he'll ever be tough enough in the low post to be a true NBA center.
--F D.J. White, a restricted free agent, has fallen to the fringes of the rotation after a promising early season. White might have made a mistake, turning down an extension that would have paid him about $3 million a season.
--F Corey Maggette suffered an Achilles tendon strain that should put him out at least another week.
--Point guard D.J. Augustin
--Shooting guard Gerald Henderson
--Small forward Reggie Williams
--Power forward Byron Mullens
--Center Bismack Biyombo
--Guard Kemba Walker
--Forward Derrick Brown
--Forward Tyrus Thomas
--Forward D.J. White
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