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Kemba Walker's MRI On Groin Shows Nothing Serious

Kemba Walker will sit out again on Saturday to rest his sore groin.

Walker underwent an MRI, which didn't show anything serious.

The Charlotte Bobcats are off on Sunday, giving Walker an extra day of rest before possibly returning on Monday against the Atlanta Hawks.

Via Rick Bonnell/Charlotte Observer

D.J. White Signs With Bobcats For Remainder Of Season

The Charlotte Bobcats have signed forward D.J. White for the remainder of the season.

White, who signed a pair of 10-day contracts on March 21 and 31, has seen action in two games for the Bobcats this season, tallying two rebounds and one steal in five minutes.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Al Jefferson, Nowitzki Named NBA Players Of The Week

Al Jefferson and Dirk Nowitzki have been named the NBA's Players of the Week.

Jefferson averaged 24.3 points and 13.0 rebounds per game last week.

Nowitzki averaged 25.3 points and 8.0 rebounds per game.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Pau Gasol Will Factor Winning Over Money; Bulls, Cavs, Bobcats, Grizzlies Expected To Pursue

Pau Gasol won two championships with the Los Angeles Lakers in 2009 and 2010 and knows what he will look for when making his free agency decision in July.

"I want to be in a team that is going to be built to win a championship," Gasol said. "That's my top priority. Money won't be the main priority. Length and money are factors, but we'll see. Until I know all the options, I won't be able to measure them. But we're getting close to the end of my career. I want to be in a good situation. It's an important decision to make."

The Chicago Bulls, Cleveland Cavaliers, Charlotte Bobcats and Memphis Grizzlies are expected to be potential options for Gasol, according to a poll of NBA executives.

"There are a couple thoughts out there on Pau," said an Eastern Conference executive. "Some people say he is worn out, that he is too far past his prime to really help a contender. There are others that think that LA, that environment the past two season, that style of play has destroyed him and if he goes somewhere else, plays with a different coach, he might be rejuvenated. I could see someone who thinks the latter paying him $10 million a year."

Via Chris Mannix/Sports Illustrated

Durant, Al Jefferson Named NBA Players Of The Month For March

Kevin Durant and Al Jefferson have been named the NBA Players of the Month for March.

Durant averaged 34.5 points per game in March, becoming the first player since Michael Jordan in 89-90 to average at least 33 per game in three straight months. Durant had a PER of 32.8 in March, below his January mark of 37.1 though up from February's 28.4.

Jefferson averaged 24.6 points and 10.6 rebounds in March with a PER of 25.6.

Via RealGM Staff Report

D.J. White Signs 10-Day Contract With Bobcats

DJ White signed a 10-day contract with the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday.

The Bobcats roster stands at 15 players.

RealGM first reported on Wednesday that White was receiving strong consideration to be signed by the Bobcats, who worked out a slew of big men last week.

White is in his sixth NBA season and has career averages of 6.0 points and 3.2 rebounds in 132 games played with the Oklahoma City Thunder, Bobcats and Boston Celtics.

Via RealGM Staff Report

Bobcats Strongly Considering Signing D.J. White

The Charlotte Bobcats are strongly considering signing D.J. White, sources told RealGM's Shams Charania.

White worked out with the Bobcats last week.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Al Jefferson, Blake Griffin Named NBA Players Of The Week

Al Jefferson and Blake Griffin have been named the NBA Players of the Week for games played Monday, March 10, through Sunday, March 16.

Jefferson led the Bobcats to a 4-0 week behind averages of 24.3 points (second in the conference) and 11.5 rebounds (fourth in the conference). He logged 37.7 mpg (tied-eighth in the East) and posted point-rebound double-doubles in three-of-four contests. 

Griffin helped the Clippers to a 4-0 week with averages of 27.0 points (third in the conference), 9.3 rebounds (ninth in the conference), 4.8 assists and 1.5 steals. He logged 36.9 mpg (eighth in the conference). 

Via RealGM Staff Report

Clifford Planned To Accept First NBA Head Coaching Offer Regardless Of Team

Steve Clifford has had an excellent first season as an NBA head coach, turning the Charlotte Bobcats into one of the better defensive teams and almost certainly will earn a playoff berth.

Clifford was a longtime assistant coach and had yet to receive a head coaching opportunity.

"I'll be honest," said Clifford. "I interviewed with three teams, and look, with my background where I didn't play in the league, the first team that offered me a job I was going to take it. That's just being honest.

"But the thing I liked about my visit and the time I spent, I felt comfortable when I sat down with Rod Higgins and Rich Cho that we all had a similar idea philosophically how to build it — balanced play, size, skill. That's what we talked about. When I left there, I felt good about the meeting with them.

"The other thing, the film work that I did. Last year, we lost in the first round of the playoffs with the Lakers, so I had time to study the team, and the thing I liked was the competitiveness of the younger players. Those were really the two things."

Via Sam Amick/USA Today

Bobcats To Work Out Ike Diogu, Mickell Gladness, Denzel Bowles

The Charlotte Bobcats will work out Ike Diogu, Mickell Gladness and Denzel Bowles on Thursday afternoon for a potential 10-day contract, league sources told RealGM.

Diogu and Gladness fit in the mold of frontcourt players with previous NBA experience, able to provide Charlotte with a veteran presence heading into a most likely postseason berth.

Even so, the Bobcats view Bowles – a 6-foot-10 center who averaged 26 points and nine rebounds in the Chinese Basketball Association this season – as a talented project. Bowles also has received interest from the Miami Heat, a league source told RealGM.

The first 10-day contract of Justin Hamilton will expire on Thursday, but he remains intriguing to the Bobcats, who have been without Brendan Haywood all season due to stress fracture in his left foot.

Diogu, a six-year NBA veteran most recently with the San Antonio Spurs in 2011-12, has averaged 16.7 points and 9.3 rebounds with the Bakersfield Jam of the D-League this season.

Gladness has averaged 8.4 points and 6.9 rebounds for the D-League’s Reno Bighorns. He played 26 games with the Miami Heat and Golden State Warriors two seasons ago.

Via Shams Charania/RealGM

Charlotte Bobcats Archives

Bobcats Sign Justin Hamilton To 10-Day Contract

Justin Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points, 9.2 rebounds, 2.0 blocks and 1.5 assists in 35.8 minutes.

Justin Hamilton To Sign 10-Day Deal With Bobcats

Justin Hamilton is averaging 19.3 points and 9.2 rebounds for the Sioux Falls Skyforce.

Ben Gordon Waived By Bobcats After Deadline For Postseason

Ben Gordon was waived by the Bobcats on Sunday.

Ben Gordon, Bobcats Continue Buyout Talks; Bulls, Clippers, Rockets Interested

Ben Gordon and the Bobcats continue dialogue on a buyout.

Kemba Walker, Kevin Love Named NBA Players Of The Week

Kemba Walker and Kevin Love have been named the NBA Players of the Week.

Bobcats Agree To Trade With Bucks For Gary Neal

Gary Neal signed with the Bucks in the offseason after becoming a key rotational player for the Spurs.

Bucks Continuing Talks On Gary Neal Trade, Await Acceptance

The Bucks have steadily progressed with several teams in discussions on a trade of Gary Neal, a league source told RealGM.

Bobcats Have Discussed Pau Gasol Trade With Lakers

The Bobcats are unlikely to trade a first round pick to the Lakers for Pau Gasol.

Paul, West Began Talking About Leaving New Orleans After Chandler Trade

Chris Paul embraced New Orleans, but the franchise was in turmoil for much of his tenure.

Brandon Bass Receiving Interest From Bobcats, Warriors, Suns

The Celtics continue to discuss trades, most notably a deal involving Brandon Bass.

Spurs, Bobcats Could Be Interested In Evan Turner

Evan Turner will be a restricted free agent in the offseason if the 76ers elect to extend the qualifying offer.

Bobcats Look Into Trading For Evan Turner

The Bobcats have first round picks that they could potentially offer.

Source: Lakers, Wizards, Bobcats Interested In Taj Gibson

The Bulls reportedly did not like the possible return from any of the teams.

Kemba Walker Close To Return From Sprained Ankle

Kemba Walker practiced on Thursday for the first time since suffering a second degree sprain in his left ankle on Jan. 18.

Kemba Walker Out Up To Two Weeks With Second Degree Ankle Sprain

Kemba Walker has played in all 42 games for the Bobcats this season.

Jeffery Taylor Out For Season With Ruptured Achilles

Jeffery Taylor was averaging 8.0 points and 2.3 rebounds in 24.2 minutes per game this season.

Bobcats Could Make Kidd-Gilchrist Available In Trade Talks

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist was the second overall pick of the 2012 NBA Draft out of Kentucky.

Sessions Wasn't Expecting To Leave Lakers When Opting Out

Ramon Sessions might have remained the Lakers' starting point guard with a deal for Steve Nash seeming less likely.

Rockets Sought Two First Round Picks, Swap In Third Draft From Bobcats For Omer Asik

The Rockets continue to search for a major return for Omer Asik.

Chris Douglas-Roberts To Sign With Bobcats

Chris Douglas-Roberts was playing with the Texas Legends this season.
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