One of the surprise teams on restricted free agent Eric Gordon’s list of possible destinations was the Charlotte Bobcats.
Now it seems like that list is down to just one team; The Phoenix Suns.
BUT…Gordon going hard with public comments that he’d rather be in Phoenix than NO, says in a statement given to … sulia.com/my_thoughts/03…
— Sam Amick (@sam_amick) July 4, 2012
New Orleans is reportedly going to match the Suns max offer, and Gordon would be forced to play in New Orleans again next season.
The first player with a legitimate chance to sign with the Charlotte Bobcats is going to have dinner with team officials according to a tweet from beat writer, Rick Bonnell.
A source close to the situation confirms Antawn Jamison will have dinner with #Bobcats execs in Charlotte Thursday.
— Rick Bonnell (@rick_bonnell) July 3, 2012
Jamison isn’t the guy fans wanted to see Charlotte target at power forward, but he is someone the Bobcats feel comfortable with giving a short deal to. Charlotte management has expressed their desire to sign a veteran guy that can still play this off season, and Jamison fits that description, and helps fill a gaping hole in the paint at Time Warner Cable Arena.
Outside of the world of free agency, Charlotte has apparently interviewed UNLV assistant (and former Charlotte Hornet) Stacey Augmon for the Bobcats assistant coach vacancy.
Other than that, the Charlotte Bobcats have been one of the more quite teams in the early days of this free agent frenzy, despite the amount of money they have to spend.
Still, once some of the bigger peices start to fall (Williams, Nash, Illyasova, etc), expect Charlotte to get right in the thick of things.