NBA Free Agents 2011: Charlotte Bobcats Needs
The NBA free-agency period is set to start December 9.
DeSagana Diop is the only true center on the Bobcats roster. It is a good possibility that Diop could be released as the Amnesty Clause kicks in.
Should Diop be released by Charlotte, the Bobcats would be around $14 million under the salary cap, assuming both rookies sign and the salary cap remains about the same.
The following is a list of five players whom Charlotte may target to add to its current depth chart.
DeAndre Jordan: Restricted Free Agent
DeAndre Jordan is a restricted free agent, meaning that the Los Angeles Clippers can match any offer for the center. Jordan is 23 years old and is a three-year vet in the NBA.
Jordan is listed at 6'11" and 265 pounds. Jordan would be a nice fit for the Bobcats, as they look to get a big man to compete on the blocks.
In 2010-11, Jordan averaged 7.1 points, 7.2 rebounds and 1.8 blocks per game for the Clippers.
David West: Unrestricted Free Agent
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Power forward David West is one of the best players going on the free-agent market. West has played eight years for the New Orleans Hornets and has a career average of 16.4 points and 7.3 rebounds per game. West is listed at 6'9" and 240 pounds.
West could be a nice addition to the Bobcats current roster.
Kwame Brown: Unrestricted Free Agent
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Plenty of Bobcats fans will not agree with this slide. But the fact remains that center Kwame Brown is productive and cheap, and considering Charlotte has one center under contract, they should make a move to re-sign him.
Brown is a former No. 1 draft pick who clearly has not lived up to expectations. Yet Bobcats owner Michael Jordan gave Brown a second chance, and Kwame produced.
Kwame Brown is listed at 6'11" and 270 pounds. Last season, Brown averaged 7.9 points and 6.8 rebounds per game.
Glen Davis: Unrestricted Free Agent
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Glen Davis is listed at 6'9", 295 pounds, and is an unrestricted free agent out of Boston.
In 2010-11, Davis averaged 11.7 points and 5.4 rebounds per game for the Celtics.
While it would be awesome to see Davis in a Bobcats uniform this season, it is quite unlikely Charlotte is on Davis' radar.
Josh McRoberts: Unrestricted Free Agent
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Josh McRoberts is listed at 6'10" and 240 pounds.
In 2010-11, McRoberts averaged 7.4 points and 5.3 rebounds per game for the Indiana Pacers. At age 24, McRoberts still has room to grow and would be a great fit for the Charlotte Bobcats.