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March 13, 2010

Larry Hughes is a Bobcat

Just confirmed the Charlotte Bobcats have signed combo guard Larry Hughes for the rest of the season. Don't yet know how long it will be before he can play, after breaking a finger. But he's here to pick up some of the scoring load off the bench that left when Flip Murray was traded to Chicago and to serve as a third point guard, when necessary.

Posted by Observer Sports on March 13, 2010 at 10:38 AM | Permalink

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Posted by: Yo | Mar 13, 2010 10:45:30 AM

Great sign, I just hope it don't mess up the chemistry we currently got going on right now. Great winning streak. Downfall though, less minutes for Henderson.

Posted by: Deon | Mar 13, 2010 10:46:10 AM

It's a small move that adds a third ballhandler. I'm glad they were willing to spend the money -- not a lot, but still real money -- to try to maximize their playoff chances.

Posted by: Rick Bonnell | Mar 13, 2010 10:50:07 AM

will he be able to play in the playoffs?

Posted by: jeremy | Mar 13, 2010 10:52:59 AM

yes. So long as a player wasn't on another roster as of Mar. 1, he's eligible for the Bobcats' playoff roster.

Posted by: Rick Bonnell | Mar 13, 2010 11:03:12 AM

good sign! at least the bobcats are trying to win unlike the other cats we have here in charlotte

Posted by: bigbikerider | Mar 13, 2010 11:18:32 AM

Good deal. No harm in padding the roster if there is an open spot. I'd rather have Flip than Hughes, but then again I'd much rather have T.T. than any of them.

Rick, you'll let us know about GW's day-after-injury status...right?

Posted by: On and On | Mar 13, 2010 11:39:06 AM

On and On:
Soon as I hear something new.

Posted by: Rick Bonnell | Mar 13, 2010 11:43:40 AM

Great! I like the move. And if he doesn't conribute, it's not like we had to give up alot for him in the first place!

Rick, do you think there is any chance of getting Flip back next season? He would go cold sometimes, but his confidence was second to none.

Posted by: Smitty | Mar 13, 2010 11:48:33 AM

Rick,

On a somewhat unrelated topic, which of the top 4 teams do the Bobs best matchup with, assuming the Bobs make the playoffs?

Posted by: Steve | Mar 13, 2010 11:49:08 AM

Steve:
I think their best chance in a first-round series would be against the Hawks.

Posted by: Rick Bonnell | Mar 13, 2010 12:37:36 PM

Rick, any word on Wallace?

Posted by: DW | Mar 13, 2010 12:39:55 PM

Great signing , hes a veteran who can mesh with a team and he can play up to what DJ and Felton have been playing. Hes been with Brown before and he wouldn't want anybody that would be a distraction for the team. And Henderson's playing time is not much because I think that Larry doesn't like him and he'll be somewhere else next year

Posted by: Tony Rogers | Mar 13, 2010 12:46:01 PM

great pickup, he will add depth and experience in the playoff and he is another guard who can handle the ball as an 2 and 1 guard. hey rick can you answer this in your personally opinon, was the foul by davis and cheap shot or just frustration on davis face, do you think he has resentment in charlotte?.. i like bd, but now i just don't know if he intientonally tried to hurt wallace, but if he did he is an enemy now..let's go cats

Posted by: tim | Mar 13, 2010 12:49:43 PM

An update on Wallace and Hughes.

http://blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba/2010/03/on-wallace-injury-larry-hughes-signing.html

Posted by: Rick Bonnell | Mar 13, 2010 12:52:08 PM

Good pick up for such a minor spot. That's the beauty of the NBA, you can find some real gems for cheap without overpaying for underwhelming help.

Posted by: David E Houston | Mar 13, 2010 12:56:26 PM

Which is why I think they should leave the current agreement as/is. Bad management shouldn't be rescued by the league (yeah, I'm talking about the Knicks).

Posted by: David E Houston | Mar 13, 2010 12:57:35 PM

Good move getting another vet on the cheap. Hope he can contribute. GO BOBCATS!

Posted by: nucat | Mar 13, 2010 1:01:34 PM

This signing will be a significant upgrade to Acie Law.

Posted by: Acie Law | Mar 13, 2010 1:17:57 PM

The idea that coach Brown doesn't play Henderson simply because he doesn't like him doesn't take into account Brown's coaching history of treating rookies in similar fashion to a college red-shirt freshman.
Brown prefers, particularly on teams contending for playoff spots, to give key playing time to veterans. Augustin wouldn't have played the minutes he played last season if Brown had a veteran point guard that he liked and trusted.
Henderson has shown improvement as the season has progressed, as evidenced by his increased playing time during a recent stretch of games. While he may very well be playing somewhere else next season, the final decision on that will likely hinge on other off-season moves (and the resulting depth at particular positions), and not on this season's playing time and opportunities.

Posted by: The A-Train | Mar 13, 2010 3:37:09 PM

This is definitely a nice addition to the team. LH will make the turnovers less than felton and augustin. great pickup.

Posted by: tbird | Mar 13, 2010 9:16:52 PM

i liked to move when it was rumored after the trade deadline but now i'm not sure. I mean the depth is necessary but i mean.... the 10 man rotation we're playing with right now is looking phenominal and it doesn't even include derrick brown or nazr. so i'm assuming the loss of active roster spot goes to derrick brown? that's rough. or if it's gerald henderson that's just as rough given how well he's played in spot minutes lately.

maybe it gets us a little bit more competitive this year but it hurts us going forward in lost experience for the young'ns.

Posted by: charlottean | Mar 13, 2010 10:28:30 PM

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