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June 14, 2010

Interesting names at free-agent mini-camp

The Charlotte Bobcats are bringing in a number of "street'' free agents in a mini-camp Tuesday. Among the names, former lottery picks Darius Miles and Yaroslav Korlev and one-time Duke Blue Devil DeMarcus Nelson.

Nelson, a former Golden State Warrior, has played in Italy recently.  

The roster, for what will be a late-afternoon, two-hour workout Tuesday:

 Justin Dentmon

    Devin Green

    Jibril Hodges

    Chavis Holmes

Othello Hunter

    Trey Johnson

    Bobby Jones

    Yaroslav Korolev

    Kurt Looby

Lamont Mack

Darius Miles

Isma’il Muhammad

DeMarcus Nelson

Larry Owens

Jason Rich

Pape Sow

Chris Taft

P.J. Tucker

Shawne Williams

Posted by Observer Sports on June 14, 2010 at 06:11 PM | Permalink

Comments

Might be worth mentioning that Hunter is from Winston-Salem I think.

Posted by: Anon | Jun 14, 2010 6:43:11 PM

And Lamont Mack went to UNCC didnt he? I'd say those local connections bear mentioning.

Posted by: Anon | Jun 14, 2010 6:44:48 PM

Didn't Miles jump straight from High School into the pros?

Posted by: Larry Barleen Jr. | Jun 14, 2010 7:06:56 PM

jason rich is from FSU, if im not mistaken...but why not bring Jason Richards the pg from Davidson a couple years ago

Posted by: cats fan | Jun 14, 2010 7:14:27 PM

Miles did jump straight from high school to the pros, then destroyed his knee in his second or third season.

Posted by: BigPimp | Jun 14, 2010 7:16:45 PM

Anybody else remember Isma’il Muhammad from Georgia Tech? Man, that guy could throw it down!

Posted by: Mike | Jun 14, 2010 7:55:37 PM

given that we need pg depth i think they could have found a free agent local gem in dijuan harris from uncc.....surprised he's not mentioned on this roster. possibly because he is part of this years class. they should look into that. rick see to it that they do.

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 14, 2010 8:05:53 PM

Miles was better in Van Wilder than he was on the court. And that is saying something.

Posted by: www.yourmom.com | Jun 14, 2010 9:13:52 PM

As a bobcats fan and 49er alumni, I can say with confidence that neither Mack nor Harris are NBA players. Not right now anyways.

A nice list of names, I think Hunter is a LB type player. Nelson can hang around an NBA roster, but if there was more than one duke player on the roster I'm sure ticket sales would be cut in half. Always loved PJ Tucker, he's another guy LB should like.

Posted by: David | Jun 14, 2010 9:50:59 PM

Hope that Miles and Korolev show to get an invite to the fall, preseason camp.

Posted by: Ron | Jun 15, 2010 2:11:57 AM

Besides the names already mentioned, Pape Sow deserves some extra attention. Athletic big man, defends and rebounds, and dominated in the paint when he was in the D-League.

Posted by: Sandy | Jun 15, 2010 10:49:44 AM

harris is a traditional point guard. he can get assists and steals in the nba without turning the ball over. small for defensive purposes and that puts him off brown's radar i'm sure (especially with DJ) but he can play at this level. if jasan hart or chris duhon can....harris definitely can.

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 15, 2010 11:06:53 AM

jason rich is a player too.....there's a lotta guys like him that deserve to be in the league but due to guarunteed contracts to people like gana diop and/or developmental contracts for draft picks like ajinca counting against the roster and the cap......they can't find a team with room.

Posted by: charlottean | Jun 15, 2010 11:13:51 AM

Found a little more info on all of these guys here: http://www.ridiculousupside.com/2010/6/15/1518589/charlotte-bobcats-free-agent

Posted by: Stephen | Jun 15, 2010 1:11:14 PM

Isn't Bobby Jones a little old to be making a comeback?

Posted by: Jeff Bob Cat | Jun 16, 2010 10:59:52 PM

What happen to the Bobcats bringing in Pietrus brother for a try out?

Posted by: BobcatFanD | Jun 21, 2010 7:31:01 PM

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