Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas plans to install a zone defense next season, in part to allow him to play guards D.J. Augustin and Kemba Walker in the same backcourt.
Silas can't talk specifically about players during the NBA lockout. But there's no doubt who he meant when he said Thursday, "I'm going to have two little guys out there who I really think can hopefully play together. But it's going to be hard for either of them to guard a 2-guard.
"But they could play in a zone...out-front.''
Augustin and Walker each is about 6-foot-1.
Via Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer
This Bobcats team doesn't really have size in the perimeter, but they have Tyrus Thomas playing in the interior who is going to sway a lot of shots due to his athletic ability.