Now that we’re at the unofficial halfway point in the season, I think it is time to give out some midterm grades for the Charlotte Bobcats. After being in the cellar of the NBA for three seasons, the Bobcats have been able to thrust themselves right into the thick of the Eastern Conference playoff race. The hiring of Steve Clifford and the signing of Al Jefferson were questioned by many during the offseason, but those doubters are all but silent. In fact, Charlotte had arguably the best offseason of any team in the NBA. Without further ado, lets start giving All-Star grades the Charlotte Bobcats.