• A trend worth monitoring: New Charlotte Bobcats coach Mike Dunlap said hes going to experiment more with playing rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist some at power forward. Dunlap has thought for a while that Kidd-Gilchrist plays bigger than his dimensions, so he could create a matchup problem for the opposing teams power forward.
Exploring such things is what the preseason is about.
• Shooting guard Ben Gordon didnt play Tuesday due to an ankle sprain, but Dunlap said before the game that Gordon is definitely under consideration to start in the regular season. Its not clear whether that would be an either/or with him and Gerald Henderson, or whether Dunlap would start Henderson at small forward.
• Story I never heard before about Dunlap: Charlotte wasnt his first interview to be an NBA head coach. Dunlap said pre-game the Chicago Bulls interviewed him before hiring Vinny Del Negro in 2008.
• Duke coach Mike Krzyzewski who coached Henderson and Miamis Shane Battier at Duke, and LeBron James and Dwyane Wade in the Olympics sat a few rows up from the Heat bench. When they showed him on the scoreboard, there were lots of boos from a crowd apparently full of North Carolina fans.