Charlotte Bobcats Regular Season Rosters

2004-2005 Charlotte Bobcats Regular Season Roster

Jersey Player Pos HT WT YOS Pre-Draft Team Draft Status Nationality
12 Cory Alexander G 6-1 185 6 Virginia 1995 Rnd 1 Pick 29 United States
35 Malik Allen F 6-10 255 4 Villanova 2000 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
10 Keith Bogans GF 6-5 215 1 Kentucky 2003 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States
7 Primoz Brezec C 7-2 252 3 Union Olimpija (Slovenia) 2000 Rnd 1 Pick 27 Slovenia
13 Matt Carroll GF 6-6 212 1 Notre Dame 2003 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
2 Melvin Ely FC 6-10 261 2 Fresno State 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 12 United States
1 Jason Hart G 6-3 180 3 Syracuse 2000 Rnd 2 Pick 20 United States
5 Eddie House G 6-1 190 4 Arizona State 2000 Rnd 2 Pick 8 United States
  Brandon Hunter C 6-7 260 1 Ohio 2003 Rnd 2 Pick 27 United States
24 Jason Kapono SF 6-8 213 1 UCLA 2003 Rnd 2 Pick 2 United States
22 Brevin Knight G 5-10 170 7 Stanford 1997 Rnd 1 Pick 16 United States
50 Emeka Okafor FC 6-10 255 0 Connecticut 2004 Rnd 1 Pick 2 United States
21 Bernard Robinson GF 6-6 210 0 Michigan 2004 Rnd 2 Pick 16 United States
4 Kareem Rush G 6-6 201 2 Missouri 2002 Rnd 1 Pick 20 United States
31 Jamal Sampson FC 6-11 235 2 California 2002 Rnd 2 Pick 18 United States
32 Tamar Slay GF 6-8 215 2 Marshall 2002 Rnd 2 Pick 25 United States
8 Steve Smith SG 6-7 200 13 Michigan State 1991 Rnd 1 Pick 5 United States
0 Theron Smith F 6-8 225 1 Ball State 2003 NBA Draft, Undrafted United States
3 Gerald Wallace F 6-7 220 3 Alabama 2001 Rnd 1 Pick 25 United States
55 Jahidi White FC 6-9 290 6 Georgetown 1998 Rnd 2 Pick 14 United States

2004-2005 Charlotte Depth Chart

  PG SG SF PF C
Starters B. Knight K. Bogans G. Wallace E. Okafor P. Brezec
Rotation J. Hart M. Carroll J. Kapono T. Smith M. Ely
Rotation C. Alexander B. Robinson      
Rotation   T. Slay      
Lim PT   K. Rush   M. Allen  

2004-2005 Southeast Division Standings

RankTeamRecordGB
1Miami Heat59-23-
2Washington Wizards45-3714
3Orlando Magic36-4623
4Charlotte Bobcats18-6441
5Atlanta Hawks13-6946

2004-2005 Charlotte Awards & Honors

Player Award / Honor
Emeka Okafor Rookie Of The Year (2005)
Emeka Okafor All-Rookie First Team (2005)
Emeka Okafor Rookie Of The Month (Nov 04, Dec 04, Apr 05)
Emeka Okafor Rising Stars Challenge Participant (2005)

2004-2005 Charlotte Season Stat Leaders

Player GP MIN PTS REB AST STL BLK TOV
Emeka Okafor 73 35.6 15.1 10.9 0.9 0.8 1.7 1.7
Primoz Brezec 72 31.6 13.0 7.4 1.2 0.5 0.8 1.5
Gerald Wallace 70 30.7 11.1 5.5 2.0 1.7 1.3 2.3
Keith Bogans 74 24.2 9.6 3.1 1.8 0.9 0.1 1.6
Jason Hart 74 25.5 9.5 2.7 5.0 1.3 0.2 1.4
Jason Kapono 81 18.4 8.5 2.0 0.8 0.5 0.1 0.6
Brevin Knight 66 29.4 10.1 2.6 9.0 2.0 0.1 2.2
Melvin Ely 79 20.9 7.3 4.1 1.0 0.4 0.9 1.5
Kareem Rush 34 25.8 11.5 2.3 1.9 0.5 0.2 1.3
Steve Smith 37 17.2 7.9 1.3 1.5 0.3 0.2 0.6
Matt Carroll 25 17.2 9.0 2.4 0.7 0.7 0.1 1.0
Eddie House 13 23.1 11.1 1.5 1.8 1.8 0.2 1.0
Malik Allen 22 12.3 5.0 2.1 0.3 0.2 0.5 0.3
Theron Smith 33 15.5 3.2 3.5 0.8 0.2 0.1 0.8
Bernard Robinson 31 10.6 3.0 1.5 1.0 0.4 0.1 0.6
Jamal Sampson 23 14.3 3.4 5.3 0.3 0.2 0.7 0.7
Cory Alexander 16 12.6 3.1 1.8 2.3 0.6 0.1 1.2
Jahidi White 17 7.9 2.5 2.0 0.1 0.1 0.7 0.6
Tamar Slay 8 9.8 3.5 1.8 0.4 0.6 0.0 1.0

2004-2005 Charlotte Bobcats Roster Composition

Selected via Draft

Emeka Okafor was selected as the #2 pick in the First Round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. Emeka Okafor signed a multi-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets on July 21, 2004.

Bernard Robinson was selected as the #16 pick in the Second Round of the 2004 NBA Draft by the Charlotte Hornets. Bernard Robinson signed a multi-year contract with the Charlotte Hornets on July 28, 2004.

Acquired via Trade

Malik Allen was acquired in a trade by the Charlotte Hornets from the Miami Heat on February 24, 2005.

Keith Bogans was acquired in a trade by the Charlotte Hornets from the Orlando Magic on November 1, 2004.

Melvin Ely was acquired in a trade by the Charlotte Hornets from the Los Angeles Clippers on July 14, 2004.

Kareem Rush was acquired in a trade by the Charlotte Hornets from the Los Angeles Lakers on December 6, 2004.

Acquired via Expansion Draft

Primoz Brezec was taken in the 2004 Expansion Draft by the Charlotte Hornets from the Indiana Pacers on June 22, 2004. Primoz Brezec signed a multi-year extension with the Charlotte Hornets on October 1, 2004.

Jason Kapono was taken in the 2004 Expansion Draft by the Charlotte Hornets from the Cleveland Cavaliers on June 22, 2004.

Tamar Slay was taken in the 2004 Expansion Draft by the Charlotte Hornets from the New Jersey Nets on June 22, 2004. Tamar Slay re-signed to a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets on July 14, 2004.

Gerald Wallace was taken in the 2004 Expansion Draft by the Charlotte Hornets from the Sacramento Kings on June 22, 2004.

Acquired via Free Agency

Cory Alexander signed a contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets on February 28, 2005.

Matt Carroll signed a contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets on February 23, 2005.

Jason Hart signed a multi-year contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets on July 14, 2004.

Brevin Knight signed a contract as a free agent with the Charlotte Hornets on August 31, 2004.

2004-2005 Charlotte Bobcats Front Office

Staff Member Position Start Season Previous Job
Robert Johnson Owner, Chairman 2002-2003 N/A
Bernie Bickerstaff Head Coach, General Manager 2004-2005 General Manager (Charlotte Hornets, 2003 to 2007)
Jeff Capel II Assistant Coach 2004-2005 N/A
J.B. Bickerstaff Assistant Coach 2004-2005 N/A
Ed Tapscott Chief Operating Officer, President of Basketball Operations 2003-2004 General Manager (New York Knicks, 1998 to 1999)
Drew Perry Video Coordinator 2004-2005 N/A
Frank Ross Scout 2003-2004 N/A
Joe Sharpe Head Athletic Trainer 2004-2005 Strength and Conditioning Coach (Minnesota Timberwolves, 2002 to 2004)
Scott Lauer Radio Broadcaster 2004-2005 N/A
B.J. Evans VP of Communications 2004-2005 Assistant Director of Media Relations (Miami Heat, 2002 to 2004)