Mike Dunleavy and Al Thornton
The Bobcats made a pitch to Dunleavy's agent, Arn Tellem, that a source said would have paid Dunleavy about $3 million a season to be the backup at shooting guard and small forward.
Instead, Dunleavy accepted a higher financial offer from the Milwaukee Bucks that exceeds $7 million in total value.
Dunleavy would have addressed Bobcats coach Paul Silas' desire to improve the Bobcats' three-point shooting (second-worst in the NBA last season).
Bobcats management was exploring other options Thursday night, including possible trades. One option could be unrestricted free agent Al Thornton, who the Bobcats have looked into in the last week.
Sean Deveney: Had heard that the Nuggets were in the Al Thornton market. That's cooled now. Most likely for Thornton: Charlotte and New Orleans.
Swingman Reggie Williams, a restricted free agent, will not be at camp when it starts Friday. Williams is expecting to be mulling over offer sheets instead. A league source said he is expecting at least two offer sheets right off the bat. Several teams have shown interest, including San Antonio, Orlando, Denver, Chicago and Charlotte. Contra Costa Times.
Marcus Thompson: Spurs, Bulls, Nuggets, Bobcats and Magic among teams that have shown interest in Reggie Williams.
Lang Greene: The Bobcats are targeting restricted FA Reggie Williams. Williams shot 42 percent from deep last year. Bobcats ranked 29th in NBA from three.
Agent Herb Rudoy says the Charlotte Bobcats have expressed interest in Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Reggie Williams, and Rudoy said that interest is mutual. Rudoy, based in Chicago, said the Bobcats are one of about a half-dozen NBA teams to have called about Williams, a restricted free agent who shot a remarkable 42.3 percent from 3-point range last season. Bobcats coach Paul Silas has requested another long-range shooter after the team finished 29th in the NBA last season in 3-point percentage. Charlotte Observer.
Agent Mark Bartelstein confirmed to the Observer today that center Kwame Brown met with Charlotte Bobcats management to discuss him re-signing here. Brown, an unrestricted free agent, finished last season as the Bobcats' starting center. As of now, Gana Diop, coming off a ruptured Achilles tendon, is the only true center under contract to the Bobcats. Charlotte Observer.
Brown’s agent, Mark Bartelstein, said Tuesday Brown does value his experience in Charlotte. But Bartelstein also cautioned there’s a business aspect, as in looking for the most compensation as an unrestricted free agent. Bartelstein indicated Tuesday that Brown’s decision should come in the next few days. The earliest free agents can sign with teams is Friday, the first day of training camp. Charlotte Observer.
Charlotte Bobcats coach Paul Silas says Tuesday's meeting with free-agent center Kwame Brown went "great," as the Bobcats work to re-sign him. "He was adamant about trying to come here, that he really liked what we did for him last year," Silas described. "How positive we were with him, how we worked with him. He said nobody ever really worked with him as much as we did." Charlotte Observer.
NEW!!! It still seems there's a good chance the Bobcats will re-sign Kwame Brown. If they don't, they need a plan B -- Diop and Diaw as the two options in the middle could be quite problematic. Charlotte Observer.
Roster as of Right Now (10 Players)
1. D.J. Augustin
2. Kemba Walker (Draft Pick)
3. Will Blalock
1. Gerald Henderson
2. Matt Carroll
1. Corey Maggette
2. Derrick Brown
3. Ronald Dupree
4. Taylor Griffin
5. Ismail Muhammad
1. Tyrus Thomas
2. Boris Diaw
3. D.J. White
4. Eduardo Najera
1. Bismack Biyombo (Draft Pick)
2. DeSagana Diop
Bobcats Free Agents
PG- Garrett Temple (UFA
SF- Dante Cunningham (RFA)
PF- Dominic McGuire (UFA)
C- Joel Przybilla (UFA)
C- Kwame Brown (UFA)
The Bobcats currently have five open roster spots.
Edited by CarolinaPanthers8789, 10 December 2011 - 04:59 PM.