Found November 30, 2011 on
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The Charlotte Bobcats and the rest of the NBA are less than two weeks from beginning a frenzied pace that will include opening training camp and pursuing free agents before the actual start of the season commences on Christmas Day.
Charlotte has plenty of decisions to make with its own players before looking outside the organization. Among them is nailing down center Kwame Brown.
Brown is an unrestricted free agent, but the leading indicators suggest hed rather return. His relationship with Michael Jordan should help facilitate that. Brown averaged 7.9 points and 6.8 rebounds in 26 minutes per game last season. If the Bobcats can find scoring in other spots, Brown will be a valuable resource.
The team must also decide on what it will do with DaSagana Diop, who is currently the teams only center under contract. Charlotte may release Diop under the new amnesty rule, which would give them around 14 of 15 million under the salary cap, assuming they sign both rookies drafted last su...
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If the season started today, 29-year old DeSagana Diop would be the Charlotte Bobcats’ starting center. Diop played in only 16 games (0 starts) for the Bobcats last year and he averaged 11.3 minutes, 1.3 points, 2.5 rebounds and 0.4 assists per game. He has now played in 552 games (83 starts) in his NBA career so far and he is averaging 14.2 minutes, 2.1 points, 3.8 rebounds...
The Bobcats' Michael Jordan was one of the hardliners among NBA owners, in striving to remake an economic system that made paying luxury tax a virtual prerequisite to advancing deep in the playoffs.
Jordan wanted more generous revenue-sharing between big- and small-market teams and a number of restrictions on what teams could do once they start paying luxury tax. All that would...
In his first public comments since the NBA and its players came to a tentative labor agreement, Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas put the onus on new forward Corey Maggette to carry the team's offense. The Bobcats and the rest...
The Charlotte Bobcats have a lot of quantity at power forward heading into the 2011-12 season. It all starts with 29-year old Boris Diaw. Diaw played in 82 games (all starts) for the Bobcats last year and he averaged 33.9 minutes, 11.3 points, 5.0 rebounds and 4.1 assists per game. He has now played in 623 games (433 starts) in his NBA career and he is averaging 30.5 minutes...
Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that Charles Oakley will not return as an assistant coach on Paul Silas’ staff.
“I’ve known Charles Oakley for a long time and his work ethic as a coach mirrored the intensity he displayed during his playing career,” Higgins said. “While we are disappointed that things [...]
(By Rick Bonnell, firstname.lastname@example.org) Looking to find a center, a shooter and possibly a big combo guard, the Charlotte Bobcats' Rod Higgins finally got back to being a general manager Wednesday.With the lockout en route to ending, the NBA gave GMs permission to start discussions with agents and other GMs about transactions that can't be consummated before Dec...
(By Rick Bonnell, email@example.com) New Charlotte Bobcat Corey Maggette is about to get every chance to re-ignite his NBA career.That was the word Wednesday from Bobcats coach Paul Silas, in his first public comments since the NBA and the players worked out a tentative labor deal. Silas said Maggette, a 12-season veteran, will be essential to filling the scoring gap...
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — The Charlotte Bobcats are counting on big things from Corey Maggette.
(By Rick Bonnell) firstname.lastname@example.orgLooking to find a center, a shooter and possibly a big combo guard, the Charlotte Bobcats’ Rod Higgins finally got back to being a general manager Wednesday.
I know your mind will explode, trying to interpret all these arcane salary-cap rules in the NBA's proposed collective bargaining agreement. Mine, too, but that didn't keep me from exploring. If you're a Charlotte Bobcats fan, you want the luxury...
(By Rick Bonnell, email@example.com) I know your mind will explode, trying to interpret all these arcane salary-cap rules in the NBA's proposed collective bargaining agreement.Mine, too, but that didn't keep me from exploring. If you're a Charlotte Bobcats fan, you want the luxury tax to be as punitive as possible. That's because (1.) it's unlikely...
Free agent priority No. 1 for the Knicks — maintain projected cap space for next summer so they can try to bring in one more star player (cough* Chris Paul *cough). Priority No. 2: find a big defensive minded center, but one will take a one-year deal as not to screw up priority No. 1.…