Bobcats coach Paul Silas has a one-word answer for what would make center Kwame Brown better:
Silas was never reluctant as a player to stand up to opponents physically. Silas believes there was a time earlier this season when Brown simply wouldn't fight back when players of comparable size tried to rough him up. So Silas says "meanness" is the missing ingredient to Brown maximizing the value of his 6-11, 270-pound frame.
"With his size, he's got to be a little meaner," Silas described. "When Dwight (Howard) banged him recently, he just fell back. No, no -- you've got to be taking it right back at him."
Silas said Brown started doing that in the second half of that game against the Magic and he's steadily improved of late. He had his best game of the season Friday in Miami -- 23 points, 13 rebounds and a block.
Brown will be a free agent this summer, and Silas thinks it would be good for both Brown and the Bobcats if he re-signed in Charlotte.
"He's accepting of everything we're teaching," Silas said of Brown. "He can be a very good center in this league."
PISTONS 112, BOBCATS 101: This was an epic collapse from a 40-25 lead at the start of the second quarter. The Bobcats stopped guarding, giving up 63 percent shooting in the second half and 62 points.
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