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January 28, 2009

Bobcats plan to sign Cartier Martin

Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins just confirmed what I’d been hearing; the plan is to sign Cartier Martin, a 6-7 small forward currently playing in the NBA’s development league, to a 10-day contract Thursday.

          Martin played at Kansas State and has put up good numbers in the D-league, averaging 20.6 points and 5.4 rebounds for the Iowa Energy.

          The Bobcats need insurance at small forward, because it’s still uncertain how long Gerald Wallace will be out with a collapsed lung and a broken rib, following a collision with Los Angeles Lakers center Andrew Bynum.

          Wallace will be hospitalized in Los Angeles at least until late Thursday, and figures to miss a week or more of games after that.

          The Bobcats have an open roster spot, due to the two-for-one trade that exchanged Matt Carroll and Ryan Hollins to Dallas for Gana Diop.

Posted by Observer Sports on January 28, 2009 at 07:00 PM | Permalink

Comments

Iowa Energy? Kind of like Bobcats 4th quarter energy?

Posted by: SCB | Jan 28, 2009 7:17:21 PM

12 MINUTES !!!

LOUD!

LOUDER!!

LOUDEST!!!

Posted by: Bobcats Baseline | Jan 28, 2009 7:58:41 PM

Bob's Cats need to find somebody that can make up for GW's 16 points and 7 rebounds a game...in a big hurry

Posted by: Jon in DC | Jan 28, 2009 8:07:09 PM

Losing GW hurts our playoff chances big time. Just when we get things going, this happens.

Posted by: Go Cats | Jan 28, 2009 8:19:25 PM

Here's some links from a quick google search.

http://www.nba.com/draft2007/profiles/CartierMartin.html

http://www.draftexpress.com/profile/Cartier-Martin-381/

Posted by: Zach | Jan 28, 2009 8:32:17 PM

Adam Morrison needs to prove whether he is a NBA player or not. He is the man with the small forward size to fill in for Wallace

Posted by: Mark | Jan 28, 2009 8:32:25 PM

one man goes down, another man needs to step up ! we are not out of the playoff hunt...only 1.5 back going into tonights games ! BELIEVE !!!! LETS GO CATS !

Posted by: Elliot | Jan 28, 2009 8:32:47 PM

"Adam Morrison needs to prove whether he is a NBA player or not. He is the man with the small forward size to fill in for Wallace"

Adam Morrison been pretty conclusively proving he isn't a NBA player for 2 seasons now.

Posted by: Jesse | Jan 28, 2009 8:35:40 PM

We are 1.5 out, possibly closer if we get lucky with the others playing tonight... We cannot and will not lose faith or hope

Posted by: Tattoo | Jan 28, 2009 9:15:53 PM

Yeah, Jesse...Morrison was REALLY proving that as he was rehabbing an ACL tear last year.

As for Martin, his nbadraft.net profile compares him to James Jones of the Miami Heat, a long jump-shooter who doesn't offer much in the way of rebounding or defense.

Also, draftexpress ranked him as the #19 NBADL call-up prospect, and #8 among SFs, behind James White, Gary Forbes, Othyus Jeffers (also a member of the Energy), Ronald Dupree, Derrick Byars, David Noel, and Kasib Powell.

Hopefully, we plan to use Martin as a scoring option on the 2nd unit, and he WAS one of the more efficient offensive plaeyrs in teh D-League.

Posted by: A Fan(s) | Jan 28, 2009 9:45:22 PM

on another note, we gotta do better in the draft. Augustin was a great pick, but Ajinca?
Terrible pick...why would you use a 1st round pick on a guy who averaged less tha 5.0 pts and 5.0 rebs a game in Europe?

Adam Morrison is washing out and Sean May is just a fat lard.

Posted by: BigBen704 | Jan 28, 2009 10:23:36 PM

Morrison is on of top 5 worst defenders in the league. So he has to put up all star offense to justify him getting off the bench. Problem is he's a below average offensive player. Oh and he's also happens to be a terrible rebounder for his size (or any size really) with a reconstructed knee. Guys a bust Bobcats need to cut their losses and get rid of him and May.

Posted by: Jesse | Jan 29, 2009 1:27:38 AM

Never heard of Cartier Martin but 20.4 points a game is good production, even if its in the D-League. Ha, maybe he'll step up and take away Adam Mexistash's minutes, given us even more reason to get rid of him. I can dream right?

But seriously, G-Wall get healthy man, we need you!

Posted by: ND | Jan 29, 2009 2:38:38 AM

doesn't david noel play a similar game to crash (defense and dunks)? i hope they made the right nbdl choice.

Posted by: confused | Jan 29, 2009 8:28:09 AM

For everyone who said that all Adam Morrison needed was minutes, how about this stat line? 26 minutes, 4 points, 1 rebound, 1 assist, 4 fouls, and 1 turnover. Wow! Those minutes sure paid off!

Posted by: Irony | Jan 29, 2009 9:18:38 AM


Rick,

Is there any possibility for the Bobcats to bring Josh Childress from Europe back to the NBA. I don't exactly know how his contract works, but I beleive OKC did something similar with Nenad Krstic.

Yes it would be a little more expensive, but now that Dudley is not in the Team and Adam has been completly unreliable, this could be a good time to bring him in. Is Adam's contract due after this season or the next?

Josh is a 6-8, very athletic and skilled player. He is a very good defender and an above average shooter, plus a good rebounder. He can play SG, SF and even PF if we go small. Against teams like Portland, Golden State & Orlando among others, he could be great.

What are your thoughts?


Posted by: RobC | Jan 29, 2009 12:56:23 PM

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