Dec 05, 2013 1:16 AM EST
Charlotte Bobcats forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is expected to miss four to six weeks after suffering a non-displaced fracture of the fourth metacarpal in his left hand during the third quarter of last night’s game in Dallas.
In 18 games this season, Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.1 points on .500 shooting (62-124) and 5.3 rebounds in 26.7 minutes per game.
Dec 03, 2013 10:39 PM EST
Michael Kidd-Gilchrist sustained a fracture in his left hand on Tuesday night.
Kidd-Gilchrist will be re-evaluated by the Charlotte Bobcats on Wednesday.
Kidd-Gilchrist is averaging 9.3 points and 5.4 rebounds this season.
Nov 17, 2013 2:14 PM EST
Al Jefferson has often found himself on rebuilding teams dating back to early in his career with the Boston Celtics and now with the Charlotte Bobcats.
Jefferson signed a three-year, $41 million deal with the Bobcats in free agency.
“For the record, being a free agent is not fun," said Jefferson. "It’s nothing like I thought it would be. Charlotte was the team who showed interest in me. To me, that’s all I needed with the coaching staff, [coach Steve Clifford], Patrick Ewing, Mark Price, Kemba Walker, [Kidd-Gilchrist]. To me, that’s where I wanted to be and I made a decision.”
Jefferson hopes to remain with the Bobcats for the remainder of his career.
“I could see [finishing my career] here because they’re headed in the right direction,” he said. “And they wanted me to be a part of it.”
Nov 10, 2013 3:26 PM EST
Al Jefferson is hopeful to return to the Charlotte Bobcats for Monday's game against the Atlanta Hawks.
Jefferson has only played in the season opener, scoring 13 points and eight rebounds, but has missed six games since due to an ankle injury that he suffered in preseason.
“Now it’s all up to coach,” Jefferson said on whether he’ll play. “I think I proved I can go, but it’s not about one game and relapsing. I think I’m in a better position that I was.’’
Jefferson does not want to suffer another setback.
“I don’t want to play one game, then sit out another two weeks,” Jefferson said. “When I come back, I want to come back to stay."
Nov 09, 2013 1:18 AM EST
Steve Clifford underwent a procedure to place two stents in his heart on Friday, the Charlotte Bobcats announced.
Clifford is resting comfortably and is expected to re-join the team soon.
Patrick Ewing served as the acting head coach for Friday's game vs. New York.
While at dinner Thursday, Clifford suffered chest pains. He went to the hospital and was later admitted.
Nov 08, 2013 12:03 PM EST
Steve Clifford has been hospitalized and is undergoing tests for an undisclosed condition.
It is unclear if he'll coach for the Charlotte Bobcats on Friday against the New York Knicks. Patrick Ewing would assume duties for the game if Clifford is unavailable.
“He just wasn’t feeling well so he’s at the hospital getting some tests. Hopefully he will be back for the game tonight, but we have to prepare as if he won’t,” Ewing said after Friday morning's shootaround at Time Warner Cable Arena.
“My emotions are all about Cliff and the team. He’s a very close friend of mine, and I’m worried about his safety and well-being. We have a great staff assembled here, so if he does not make it (to the game) the rest of the staff and I will have to carry on.”
Oct 31, 2013 10:00 PM EDT
The Charlotte Bobcats have exercised the fourth-year options on forward/center Bismack Biyombo and guard Kemba Walker, as well as the third-year option on forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
“We are excited to keep these three up-and-coming players as part of our core for another season,” Rod Higgins said. “We have been very pleased with their development over their careers so far and look forward to seeing them continue to grow both in the season that is just starting and in 2014-15.”
The ninth overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Walker has played in 149 straight games since joining the Bobcats, with averages of 15.2 points, 5.1 assists, 3.5 rebounds and 1.5 steals in 31.4 minutes.
The seventh overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, Biyombo has played in 144 career games for the Bobcats, averaging 5.0 points, 6.6 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 25.5 minutes.
The second overall pick in the 2012 NBA Draft, Kidd-Gilchrist earned Second Team All-Rookie honors last season after averaging 9.0 points, 5.8 rebounds and 1.5 assists in 78 games played.
Oct 17, 2013 11:52 AM EDT
Robert Pera challenged Michael Jordan to a charity game of one-on-one.
Pera is the 35-year-old owner of the Memphis Grizzlies.
“I think that’s comical,’’ Jordan said. “It didn’t make any sense. Why would I play one-on-one? It’s a no-win situation for me no matter what.”
Oct 13, 2013 3:23 PM EDT
Al Jefferson sprained his right ankle on Friday and is now hoping to return in time for the Charlotte Bobcats' season opener.
"I'm going to do my best to be back for opening night," Jefferson said. "I'm going to take it one day at a time and go through the process. I've sprained my ankle so many times, I just know how it goes."
Jefferson was the Bobcats' key acquisition in the offseason.
Oct 13, 2013 4:46 AM EDT
MILWAUKEE – With the Charlotte Bobcats deciding whether to exercise the option for the 2014-15 season on his rookie scale contract, Bismack Biyombo isn’t worrying about the organization’s choice. The Bobcats must decide by Oct. 31.
“I’m happy with the team here,” Biyombo told RealGM. “If I have to stay, I will, but you just don’t know. I’m thankful for the season. I don’t even think about it – I just do my job and let it take care of itself. I got to play hard and play just like any other season.”
Biyombo stepped into the Bobcats’ starting center spot in place of Al Jefferson on Saturday night against the Bucks, grabbing 21 rebounds, scoring nine points and blocking two shots in 37 minutes. Steve Clifford is adamant that the third-year center has a viable role on the roster, with his size, rebounding and defense.
Jefferson will remain in a walking boot over the next several days, and he will then be re-evaluated and begin rehabilitation on his sprained right ankle.
“I’m ready for the starting role if it’s the season or preseason,” Biyombo said. “It’s more of a challenge to me, a challenge to the team as well. We have to step up. Al is a very good player for us, scoring in the post, so we have to step up.”
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