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The Charlotte Bobcats took their first injury blow of the preseason Thursday when the team announced reserve center Brendan Haywood will miss at least 12 weeks with a stress fracture in his left foot. Charlotte-based foot specialist Dr. Bob Anderson diagnosed the injury. Haywood is scheduled to have surgery next week to place two screws, stabilizing a navicular bone. Based on that recovery schedule, Haywood would miss at least the first nine weeks of the regular season. Charlotte Observer

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Players were asked in their exit interviews last week for a review of Dunlap’s coaching style. It’s unclear how much that factored in the decision to let him go. In a post-season interview with the Observer Friday, Dunlap said he had evolved as a coach this season. He noted that he had backed off on managing every aspect of games from the sideline and had shortened practices. “Whether it’s Kemba Walker or Brendan Haywood, they appreciate what you don’t say when the game is being played,’’ Dunlap said. “In college you can literally yell across the floor and direct traffic with a player and it’s perfectly acceptable. Here the pro player can’t stand that.’’ Charlotte Observer

March 21, 2013 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats announced that center Brendan Haywood will miss the remainder of the season after being diagnosed with a stress reaction in his left foot. The 7-foot Haywood missed three of the team's past four games because of left ankle soreness. He had an MRI on Wednesday, and a CT scan ordered by foot specialist Dr. Bob Anderson confirmed the stress reaction. ESPN.com

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Ariana Cancel, 30, is looking forward to moving out of the Salvation Army homeless shelter in a couple of weeks and settling into her own three-bedroom East Charlotte apartment with her five children. Still, she has some concerns about the future. She wants to ensure she’ll be able to pay all of her bills while also providing for her children and studying to become a certified nursing assistant. “I’m overwhelmed. I can’t wait,” she said. “I’ve been saving money.” Charlotte Observer

Now, with the help of Charlotte Bobcats center Brendan Haywood, Cancel and 14 other women will have one less bill to worry about for a year. On Sunday, Haywood surprised the women at the Center of Hope homeless shelter with news that he is going to pay their electric bills for the upcoming year. “This is going to give them some breathing room, a sign of relief, hope,” said Deronda Metz, director of social services for the Salvation Army in Charlotte. “This tells them that ‘If I continue to do what I’m supposed to do, somebody may come along beside me to offer support.’ ” Charlotte Observer

Just after 3:30 p.m., Haywood appeared to tell the women that he understood their struggle. “I know it’s hard going day to day making ends meet,” Haywood said to the women. “One of the hardest things when my mom was trying to stretch that dollar was paying bills.” Haywood then revealed that he would be paying their electric bills for a year, urging the women to “take this gift and have a great year.” The room erupted into cheers with some high-fiving each other and others hugging their children. Cancel said she was elated by the news. “This is beautiful,” she said. “I feel like I just hit the lotto.” Charlotte Observer

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Somebody in the stands responded well, though. During the next timeout a fan shouted, “Hey Haywood! It would have taken you a month to score 12 points last season!’’ I asked Haywood about all the joshing post-game. He told me the real trash-talker was from Mavs owner Mark Cuban, who shouted something at him every time he took a shot. Charlotte Observer

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