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March 23, 2014 Updates
March 21, 2014 Updates

Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed forward DJ White to a 10-day contract. White will wear No. 8. The Bobcats roster stands at 15 players. The 6-9 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 Thunder, Bobcats and Celtics. For his career, White has shot .507 from the field (348-686) and .720 from the free-throw line (113-157). NBA.com

March 20, 2014 Updates

To keep Time Warner Cable Arena among the NBA’s most modern buildings, the Charlotte Bobcats and tourism officials have submitted a $41.9 million list of improvements to the city of Charlotte. The request includes suite improvements, restaurant renovations and moving the ticket office at the 8 1/2-year-old facility. It comes less than a year after City Council voted to give $87.5 million for stadium improvements for the Carolina Panthers. Charlotte Observer

"We need to get this place jumping like it was in the LJ days, the Mourning days," says Jefferson. "It's on me to let other free agents know, 'Why not Charlotte?' " He stands on the corner of South College and East Trade streets, hooded Bobcats sweatshirt shielding him from the rain, passersby glancing curiously at the 6' 10" ray of sunshine brightening their afternoon commute. Big Al drops into a stance, extends his hulking right hand and demonstrates how to turn back the clock. SI.com

Clifford also addressed the more troublesome end of the court. "He told me I'm not the worst defender he's ever seen," recalls Jefferson, who took this as high praise and made up his mind before dessert to sign with Charlotte. He called Walker and said, "I'm not coming to lose." At that moment the Bobcats withdrew from the Andrew Wiggins/Jabari Parker/Joel Embiid derby that had been consuming every other also-ran. SI.com

March 19, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats will bring back a familiar face when they sign power forward DJ White later this week. A source familiar with the situation told the Observer Wednesday that the Bobcats plan to sign White, a 6-foot-8 forward, as soon as FIBA clears him. The deal will be a 10-day contract. Charlotte Observer

Shams Charania: Charlotte is strongly considering forward D.J. White as possible signing, league sources tell RealGM. Bobcats worked out big men last week. Twitter @ShamsCharania

March 18, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats are defining Matt Carroll’s role with the team and bringing Muggsy Bogues back into the fold. A couple of months ago I reported Carroll, who played 7 ½ of his 10 NBA seasons as a Bobcat, was joining the organization. The franchise didn’t initially define his role. The Bobcats are now calling Carroll a “team ambassador” with a variety of roles. He’s started doing radio color analysis on home games (long overdue Scott Lauer got someone to interact with). Carroll will also serve a variety of community-relations roles with the team. Charlotte Observer

The Bobcats are calling Bogues a “Hornets ambassador” as the team transitions to the new name, logos and uniforms next season. Muggsy was an original Hornet and an incredibly popular Charlottean who still lives here. Having him make appearances at games and community events can only be a plus. Charlotte Observer

March 17, 2014 Updates

"Phil can do some good things with them because he's gifted," Michael Jordan told ESPN's Stephen A. Smith on Monday. "Phil is fantastic at managing egos and personalities, getting everyone on the same page and maxing out whatever potential is there for what should be the common and ultimate goal. "Just because he's never been an executive before doesn't mean he can't do that," Jordan continued. "He's wanted to do it for a while now and I know he can do it... so long as he has the necessary pieces in place." ESPN.com

March 16, 2014 Updates

Jefferson played two seasons in Utah and became an unrestricted free agent last summer, five years after the Wolves acquired him as the centerpiece in the Kevin Garnett trade and signed Jefferson to a $65 million contract. He thought the apparently unthinkable and signed last summer to play in Charlotte, a team so like some of the lousy teams he played on but in a place not all that different from where he grew up in Mississippi. “This probably feels more like home than any other city I’ve played in,” said Jefferson, who counts Boston, Minneapolis and Salt Lake City as his three NBA homes. Minneapolis Star-Tribune

Somebody asked Bobcats coach Steve Clifford what he thought about raising the age limit for entry into the NBA draft. Clifford said most players can only benefit from another season at a program like Duke or North Carolina. But he stopped short of saying that’s reason to change the rule, and I know why: Clifford saw how impactful LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony were long before they would have completed a sophomore season in college. There are always exceptions. Charlotte Observer

March 15, 2014 Updates

Former Wolves guard Luke Ridnour played 14 minutes off the bench in his first game against his old mates since the Bobcats acquired him and his expiring contract from the woeful Bucks at the trade deadline. “I was glad to get out of Milwaukee,” said Ridnour, who played three seasons for the Wolves before he was traded to the Bucks last July. “It’s a good situation here. I’ve only played five, six games here so I’m trying to get used to it. It’s a good city and I’ve been in the playoffs before and just to be back in the hunt where every game is big, it’s just a lot different feeling. . ... This has been fun.” Minneapolis Star-Tribune

For Sessions, who had a prominent role in Bobcats’ nightly rotation, news of the deal completely blindsided the veteran who fully believed he was safe in Charlotte. “To be honest the trade was kind of last minute,” Sessions told Basketball Insiders on being dealt to Milwaukee. “I didn’t really hear too much coming up to the trade deadline but as we got closer I started getting calls from my agent and hearing certain things were happening behind the scenes. But it’s one of those things in the league that when it happens, you got to pack up and be ready to move on to another team.” Basketball Insiders

March 14, 2014 Updates

One of the last deals to be announced, at the deadline, was the Charlotte Bobcats’ decision to send guard Ramon Sessions and forward Jeff Adrien to the Milwaukee Bucks in exchange for guards Gary Neal and Luke Ridnour. For Sessions, who had a prominent role in Bobcats’ nightly rotation, news of the deal completely blindsided the veteran who fully believed he was safe in Charlotte. “To be honest the trade was kind of last minute,” Sessions told Basketball Insiders on being dealt to Milwaukee. “I didn’t really hear too much coming up to the trade deadline but as we got closer I started getting calls from my agent and hearing certain things were happening behind the scenes. But it’s one of those things in the league that when it happens, you got to pack up and be ready to move on to another team.” Basketball Insiders

March 13, 2014 Updates

The Charlotte Bobcats announced today a new multi-year partnership with GovX, the leading website and e-commerce network devoted to serving verified U.S. Armed Forces personnel and government first responders. GovX offers privileged pricing on events, tickets and 20,000+ premium products. As part of this partnership, GovX will sponsor the color guard presentation prior to each Bobcats home game. GovX will have a special section on Bobcats.com as the two parties have partnered for special ticket pricing for military and first responders. NBA.com

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There's no sugarcoating it: It's a bad list where star power is pretty much non-existent. Gerald Wallace, the only All-Star in franchise history, goes to No. 1.

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