Posted December 24, 2011 on AP on Fox
The rosters look different for both the Milwaukee Bucks and Charlotte Bobcats, partly due to a draft-night trade involving each team. It remains to be seen if those changes will translate to more victories. Charlotte hosts Milwaukee in each club's season opener Monday night as both seek a return to the postseason after a one-year absence. In a three-team trade with Sacramento during June's draft, Charlotte acquired seventh overall pick Bismack Biyombo and former Buck Corey Maggette before drafting Kemba Walker - who led Connecticut to the national championship - with the ninth selection. Milwaukee got Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston from Charlotte, along with 19th pick Tobias Harris. Owner Michael Jordan's Bobcats decided to overhaul their roster after a 34-48 season, already having traded Gerald Wallace to Portland in February. Coach Paul Silas hopes Maggette can bolster the scoring, a category in which the Bobcats ranked 29th in the NBA in 2010-11. Mostly, t...

Skiles: 'Harder to judge' how good Bucks are

MILWAUKEE If there is one word that most adequately describes the Milwaukee Bucks' feeling as the 2011-12 season opener approaches, it would be "uncertainty." There is a lot yet to figure out about this edition of the Bucks, the 44th in franchise history. There are five new players on the roster. There were only two weeks of training camp. There were only two exhibition...

Bobcats won't match offer to Dante Cunningham

The Charlotte Bobcats have decided not to match the Memphis Grizzlies' offer sheet to forward Dante Cunningham, player personnel chief Rod Higgins told the Observer this morning. Matching Memphis' offer sheet would have obligated the Bobcats to more than $4...

Charlotte Bobcats Basketball: Bobcats should trade DJ Augustin to Lakers

DJ Augustin is a good point guard. He is solid. He can shoot, pass, and is an OK defender. Augustin was the 9th overall pick in the NBA Draft a few years ago and has yet to reach his peak. Anyone who follows the Los Angeles Lakers knows they need a quick point guard immediately. Derek Fisher is the starting point guard for the Lakers and is long in the tooth and has a very hard...

Bobcats' potential top draft picks in 2012

The Charlotte Bobcats could end up with a top-five pick in the 2012 NBA draft. Staff writer Rick Bonnell looks at five college players who could be contenders for that high a pick should they choose to turn pro:

Bogut feeling strong after long road back

Andrew Bogut is ready to put a trying season behind him.And "trying" doesn't come close to explaining the mental and physical anguish he endured while playing in 65 games with one good hand.

Nachbar or Moon as Charlotte Bobcat?

One of two NBA veteran small forwards -- Bostjan Nachbar or Jamario Moon -- could fill out the Charlotte Bobcats' regular-season roster. Bobcats player-personnel chief Rod Higgins plans to bring in Nachbar and Moon for workouts Saturday. The Bobcats chose...

Charlotte Bobcats to try out 2 forwards

The Charlotte Bobcats plan to audition Bostjan Nachbar and Jamario Moon today, looking for another small forward to fill out the roster.

Stephen Jackson has bone spurs in his back. That’s gonna hurt.

Stephen Jackson wants a contract extension — he wants two years tacked on to the two he’s got. Turns out that’s not why he went missing from Bucks training camp for a few days, however. What doctors found were bone spurs in his back and more, according to the Journal Times. Asked specifically about his…

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Videos: Bobcats-Hawks Preseason Finale

Below are three highlights from last night’s preseason finale between the Charlotte Bobcats and Atlanta Hawks. Bobcats rookie Kemba Walker catches Jannero Pargo with a crafty hesitation, while teammate and fellow rookie Bismack Biyombo denies Keith Benson at the rim. And, of course, there’s a Josh Smith sighting. We’re less than 48 hours away from tip-off, and if the past week...
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