Tag:Charlotte Bobcats
Posted on: October 5, 2009 12:13 pm

Source: Felton Turned Down Long-Term Deal

Bobcats point guard Raymond Felton turned down a long-term contract offer from the team, sources told Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer.

The deal reportedly would have paid Felton roughly $7 million annually.


FULL ARTICLE - CharlotteObserver.com

Posted on: August 20, 2009 11:28 am

'Major' issues keep Bobcats from Iverson talks

The Charlotte Observer reports that coach Larry Brown would enjoy the chance to bring veteran free agent Allen Iverson to the Bobcats roster, but Brown says there are "major" issues preventing the team from pursuing Iverson.

"One is the money; we wouldn't want to make him an offer that would insult him," Brown said, as quoted by the Observer . "And with three small guards already on the roster, he wouldn't get to play the minutes he deserves. "Until one or both of those things changes, I don't see it."

Although Brown coached Iverson in Philadelphia previously and the two didn't always get along, Brown is still positive about the idea of working with Iverson again, if not for the roadblocks in the way.

"He's done a lot for me, and if we could work it out - the money, the opportunity to play - I'd be all for it," Brown said. "He's always been good, always been there."
Posted on: July 13, 2009 1:45 pm

Heat make D-Wade offer, interested in Iverson?

The Miami Heat didn't waste any time in offering Dwyane Wade a contract extension, in hopes of retaining him before he hits the free agent market next summer. Sunday was the first day the Heat were legally allowed to make Wade an offer, and they did so immediately -- but Wade, so far, is tight-lipped about the offer.

"There's nothing further to discuss other than I got a call at 12:01," Wade said, as quoted by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel.

Pat Riley and Wade's agent, Henry Thomas, both confirmed that the deal offered to Wade was a three-year contract of maximum proportions. CBSSports.com's Ken Berger further reported that the maximum Miami could offer Wade under the collective bargaining agreement is a four-year, $86.6 million deal. It is not yet known what the price tag is on the three-year deal Wade was offered on Sunday.

While they wait for D-Wade to decide, the Heat are also at the top of the list of teams looking to snag unrestricted free agent Allen Iverson from Detroit.

The Miami Herald reports that Iverson asked for a one-year deal with Miami for the $5.8 million midlevel exception. Miami is reportedly hoping to get Iverson in the range of $2 million or less per year, while Iverson is also shopping his wares to Charlotte and Memphis.

Posted on: March 10, 2009 5:45 pm
Edited on: March 10, 2009 5:45 pm

Bobcats to sign PG Jefferson

The Charlotte Observer is reporting that the Bobcats will sign PG Dontell Jefferson to a 10-day contract Wednesday.

Jefferson, a point guard in the NBA's developmental league, is averaging 18.6 points, 5.5 assists and 4.9 rebounds for the D-League's Utah franchise.

Jefferson, who played for the Razorbacks, could potentially fill coach Larry Brown's desire to have a bigger third point guard.


Category: NBA
Posted on: February 11, 2009 12:54 pm

Bobcats undecided on Felton, trade possible

The Charlotte Observer reports that with Raymond Felton becoming a restricted free agent, the Bobcats are undecided about the best way to deal with him.

The story noted that Michael Jordan said he intends to re-sign Felton, but added that Felton is not considered "untouchable" for a trade as the Feb. 19 deadline approaches.

Posted on: January 12, 2009 11:44 am

Bobcats, Mavs, Thunder trade in works?

The Charlotte Observer reports that there is a potential three-way trade brewing between the Bobcats, the Dallas Mavericks and the Oklahoma City Thunder. The deal would reportedly involve the Bobcats getting rid of Raymond Felton and backup C Nazr Mohammed, whose contract calls for roughly $13.3 million through the 2009-10 season.

"It wouldn't be fair for me to speculate on any rumors," Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins said, as quoted by the Observer. "In the NBA, you're constantly talking to other teams. It's impossible to know if any deal would happen."

Other reports have Sean May also involved in the trade, with all three Bobcats going to Dallas. The Mavericks would reportedly give up DeSagana Diop to Charlotte, while the Thunder would send Earl Watson to Charlotte and receive Jerry Stackhouse and a future second-round draft pick.

Posted on: December 18, 2008 10:25 am

Report: Bobcats, Warriors discuss Felton trade

The Charlotte Observer reports that the Golden State Warriors have spoken to the Charlotte Bobcats about the possibility of bringing Raymond Felton to the Warriors. Two possible scenarios have the Bobcats trading Felton to the Warriors in exchange for Anthony Randolph or Brandan Wright.

Bobcats GM Rod Higgins would "neither confirm nor deny" speaking with the Warriors about Felton.

If the Bobcats do not trade Felton this season, they risk losing him without getting anything in return when he becomes a free agent this summer.

Posted on: November 19, 2008 11:35 am

McDyess still looking at options

Several reports state that former Pistons player Antonio McDyess is weighing his options and has several on the table after the Denver Nuggets bought out his contract. Originally sent to Denver as part of the Chauncey Billups-Allen Iverson trade, McDyess has long been speculated to be on his way back to Detroit.

In comments published by the Detroit News, Pistons coach Michael Curry said he could really use McDyess to fill the need for a big man that can come off ther bench and put up points, while also limiting other players' minutes.

"We miss Antonio McDyess more than anything," Curry said. "He changed the makeup of our team."

Meanwhile, the Gaston Gazette reports that Charlotte Bobcats coach Larry Brown would be interested in McDyess, but is being careful not to disrupt McDyess' decision-making process.

"I hear he's wanted to reach out to me," Brown said of McDyess. "Hopefully, I'll be able to talk to him. But the last thing I want to do is pressure him. (But) he would be a perfect fit for this team. I think it would be a great thing to have his presence in our locker room."

Besides the Bobcats and Pistons, it is believed that McDyess is entertaining offers from at least one other team.
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