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December 23, 2009

Bobcats' Chandler out at least a week

Charlotte Bobcats center Tyson Chandler will miss at least the next week, while recovering from a stress reaction in his left foot.

A magnetic resonance imaging revealed the stress reaction to the fourth metatarsal. That's the bone that supports the toe second from the outside of the foot.

Chandler left the second half of Tuesday's victory over the Detroit Pistons with a sore left foot. He was originally diagnosed with a foot sprain, after an X-ray revealed no fracture. The MRI Wednesday revealed the stress reaction.

The Bobcats figure to start Nazr Mohammed at center in their next game, Saturday in Oklahoma City.

Posted by Observer Sports on December 23, 2009 at 05:10 PM | Permalink


That Chandler/Okafor trade has looked like a mistake since day one.

Posted by: PantherDave | Dec 23, 2009 5:52:23 PM

Those 4 points and 3 rebounds he averages won't make that much difference.....But that label of being "injury prone" is about to start hanging over his head. foot,ankle,back, it just seems like one thing after another with him.

Posted by: Smitty | Dec 23, 2009 6:14:52 PM

nazr and diop are better than tyson. why is brown playing tyson?

Posted by: joe cool | Dec 23, 2009 6:22:02 PM

Time to bring Lexi back from the wilds of Maine.

Posted by: eduardo | Dec 23, 2009 6:32:29 PM

Tyson and Diaw both have been useless this season.

Posted by: Jammers | Dec 23, 2009 6:34:51 PM

The Okafor-Tyson trade will still do more good than the harm of keeping Okafor for another 5 years would've done. Bobcats are in good positioning for free agency after next season. The Tyson/Nazr combo at center for the next two seasons isn't horrible. Lets face it: most centers in the league suck.

Posted by: Nick | Dec 23, 2009 6:47:02 PM

I don't think the cats will miss him much.....Nazr plays better than Brown's Center....Chandler is not the team's center, but Brown center. He plays horrible and commits unnecessary turnovers when he's averaging 4 points, 3 rebound and 2 blocks per game. This is terrible for a guy making million of dollars. To say the least, Okafor is a better player than Tyson....probably Chris Paul helped Chandler with the alley oops to exposed him to the game.....and since Felton is not posting for him, his dynamism with this team will resolve him to being an injury prone player at the expense of ticket holders and fans.

I also think Diaw is out of gas and he's not going to be better than he's today.....find a package that will deal with Diaw, Graham, and a combination of either Murray or Diop. I think DJ, Henderson, Brown will help this team provided Brown is giving them playing minutes......

Posted by: nunu20041 | Dec 23, 2009 7:44:34 PM

His length on D is the only thing we will miss. He is 10 times worse than Okafor ever was on offense. It should free up time for Nazi to play more.

Posted by: wayne | Dec 23, 2009 8:24:16 PM

I think that we should make a trade maybe a Diop/ Henderson trade for Bass/Pietrus, Or who ever the magic is willing to give up Bass isn't happy with his playing time so trade him Orlando I think we have a great PF in Diaw he is a all-around (PF) Besides he wasn't brought to Charlotte to be a all-star he was brought to Charlotte to be a great defender and playmaker I think the fans of the bobcats complain too much. Maybe we need to become a uptempo team instead of a halfcourt team maybe the bobcats will win more games then we can really see what Chandler/Diaw/Murray and the rest of the team can do

Posted by: JPatt | Dec 23, 2009 9:42:12 PM

Before we go thinking that we can engineer a trade for a starting PF, how about we just get Diaw a backup to give him some rest and new life??

Diaw hasn't "brought it" this year, but I remember what life was like without a big man who could move his feet and play some offense on the perimeter. Remember that? That REALLY stunk. You MUST HAVE a perimeter-skilled big man on your roster to succeed in this league. Such players do more to stretch the defense and open up the lane than a sweet-shooting PG or Wing. Think about it. They draw a big defensive body far away from the rim.

Posted by: DeLaQuest | Dec 23, 2009 11:25:46 PM

I dont know a ton about basketball, but I am a season ticket holder and have seen every game. please enlighten me as to why Nazr doesnt start and play the lions share of minutes anyway? He has, by far, out played tyson this year.

Posted by: Johnny Destiny | Dec 23, 2009 11:46:43 PM

Merry Christmas Rick!

Posted by: Keetch | Dec 24, 2009 6:34:44 AM

NBA Basketball---- Who cares? Merry Christmas

Posted by: rock7625 | Dec 24, 2009 8:35:15 AM

How the hell are we set up well for free agency, Nick? What decent free agent would want to come to a tiny market and play in front of 8,000 people a night so they could fight for 40 wins and the #6 seed?

Posted by: Michael Procton | Dec 24, 2009 8:48:09 AM

Okafor for Chadler was done for "financial reasons". Let's see how this is working out:

We are saving contract money with Chandler BUT he stinks so there are less WINS. Less wins equal lower attendance which takes away from ticket revenue. Sounds like Okafor would have been a better financial option in the long run. Not a good trade.

Posted by: sascol | Dec 24, 2009 10:08:29 AM

Brandon Bass would be great for the Bobcats, unfortunately the Magic will probably want more than the Bobcats are willing to give up. Bobcats will have to settle for somebody with a cheaper price tag, Pops Mensah-Bonsu, Craig Smith, or Nick Collison, just to name a few.

Posted by: Greg | Dec 24, 2009 10:16:46 AM

I'd take Oaks 12 points and 12 rebounds right now. Chandler is dog meat.

Posted by: FuriousStyles | Dec 24, 2009 11:14:45 AM

i'll take the future cap space over okafor all day.

Posted by: charlottean | Dec 24, 2009 12:27:14 PM

Cap space has done nothing for Charlotte -- neither the Hornets, nor the Bobcats. What's the best FA signing Charlotte has made since its had an NBA team? That off-season where we brought in David Wesley and Bobby Phills?

Cap space has done nothing for Charlotte. Cap space doesn't do much for most teams. In a small market, all it gets you nowadays is the opportunity to overpay a marginal player. It's not worth it.

Okafor's solid, consistent contribution would be more valuable to this team than any cap space.

Unless you are writing the checks?

Posted by: Will | Dec 24, 2009 12:42:05 PM


With Chandler out and Ajinca playing well in Maine, are they going to bring Ajinca back while Chandler is out?

Posted by: caleb | Dec 24, 2009 4:00:30 PM

Get well soon Tyson.

(See guys, it's not that hard to be nice at Christmas)

Posted by: Bro. D. | Dec 24, 2009 6:48:58 PM

Johnny Destiny,

Maybe Larry feels that the older Mohammed can't sustain a quality 34 minutes a night for a long period.....so why even try to begin? Just preserve him for a quality 15 minutes every night......Maybe that is LB's thinking.

And/or maybe Larry wants to give that trade every chance to succeed since he is perceived--right or wrong--as the person behind all of our trades.

I see where you're coming from, though. Mohammed is about the same age as Jackson, right? They wouldn't try to limit JACK'S minutes becuase HE'S over 30. This injury to Chandler might temporarily help us and force the better-but-older Mohammed to contribute 3-4 full games.

Posted by: DeLaQuest | Dec 24, 2009 7:49:53 PM

why would you clear cap space if nobody decent will want to play in charlotte. you play to win now, not games in a couple of years. diaw left his legs in france when he played for the french national team in the off season.

Posted by: joe cool | Dec 25, 2009 7:59:50 PM

Bill Simmons of Espn.com suggests we trade Diaw, Henderson, and filler for Amare Stoudemire. Stoudemire should make us playoff bound but he is a free agent at end of season and likely to bolt.

I say do it (if possible), lose the salary at the end of the year and see what Cats can do from there. Only drawback is if there is enough shots and room in the paint for both Amare and Gerald.

Posted by: Trade Boris | Dec 25, 2009 10:16:15 PM

Something has got to change... Jackson 9 of 26, he shot the ball 2times more than anyone else.... STOP IT already.

17 3's tonight, last game 18 3's... WTF, WTF
lets pull 5 of those back and work it inside or just a short jumper. Maybe What? 6 to 8 pts. more.

OH!! wait I forgot, we cannot hit our freethrows OR Layups/layins... SO by all means JACK'EM up(3's)!

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Dec 26, 2009 10:49:53 PM


Charlotte Gets-

Yi Jianlian (Power Forward)
Beno Udrih (Point Guard)

New Jersey Gets-

Boris Diaw (Power Forward)

Sacramento Gets-

D.J. Augustine (Point Guard)
Trenton Hassell (Small Forward)

Posted by: Br2850 | Dec 26, 2009 11:00:02 PM


Charlotte Gets-

Yi Jianlian (Power Forward)
Beno Udrih (Point Guard)

New Jersey Gets-

Boris Diaw (Power Forward)

Sacramento Gets-

D.J Augustine (Point Guard)
Trenton Hassell (Small Forward)

Posted by: Br2850 | Dec 26, 2009 11:07:11 PM

Mohammad was 7 of 10....... Get the freaking ball down inside. Or drive to the basket kick it out! A change has got to be made, DIAW.... Terrible.... If he is not scoring. With his terrible "D", it is killing us.

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Dec 27, 2009 12:17:55 AM

WHY IS EVERYONE TALKING ABOUT EVERYTHING, BUT THE BOBCATS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Dec 27, 2009 3:05:05 AM

Bobcats lose,,,,,, WHY????????????

Posted by: fox has to go!! | Dec 27, 2009 3:05:58 AM

Fox has to go!!,

What you don't understand about Jackson is the fact that since his arrival, Wallace has blossomed as an offensive player. That's no coincidence.

If you add a player like Jackson who can break down the defenses with drives and quality passing, thus taking pressure off of his teammates, then I don't care if he shoots a low percentage. If a guy beats a player off of the driblle and misses a close shot, often the defense is out of position to snag the rebound, and we get a second chance.

Posted by: DeLaQuest | Dec 28, 2009 7:59:46 PM

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