The Charlotte Bobcats were involved in plenty of NBA Trade Rumors, but they ended up making seemingly the most pointless trade of the year swapping Hakim Warrick for Josh McRoberts.
Gerald Henderson didn’t get moved.
‘Gana Diop’s giant contract will expire in Charlotte.
Ben Gordon was not dealt for Kris Humphries.
No, nothing that would have made seemingly perfect sense happened Thursday.
Instead, Warrick was shipped out of town for McRoberts.
Warrick, who’s scoring seven points per game, grabbing 3.2 rebounds per game and shooting 41 percent, was sent to Orlando for McRoberts, who’s scoring 3.9 points per game, grabbing 3.3 rebounds per game and shooting 39 percent.
The deal is equally crazy considering McRoberts makes about $1 million less than Warrick and both have expiring contracts this year (Warrick has a team option that probably wouldn’t have been picked up).
The only reason Charlotte possibly could have for making this deal is to add a better rebounding presence to the roster.
Per 36 minutes, McRoberts is averaging almost one rebound more than Warrick.
BUT… and this is a huge but… McRoberts probably won’t play much in Charlotte.
The ‘Cats have much more to gain by playing Jeff Adrien more, and Warrick didn’t see that much time to begin with.
I’m not bashing the trade. It wasn’t a bad move.
It was just the definition of “meh”.
With so many options potentially on the table, the Bobcats should’ve been able to make some sort of splash.