December 06, 2011
Agent: Bobcats inquire about Warriors' 3-point shooter Williams
Agent Herb Rudoy says the Charlotte Bobcats have expressed interest in Golden State Warriors sharpshooter Reggie Williams, and Rudoy said that interest is mutual.
Rudoy, based in Chicago, said the Bobcats are one of about a half-dozen NBA teams to have called about Williams, a restricted free agent who shot a remarkable 42.3 percent from 3-point range last season. Bobcats coach Paul Silas has requested another long-range shooter after the team finished 29th in the NBA last season in 3-point percentage.
Williams is an interesting story: He went undrafted out of Virginia Military Institute, then played in France and in the NBA Development League before making Golden State's roster. Since he's a restricted free agent, the Bobcats would have to sign him to an offer sheet and see whether the Warrriors matched.
He could play either shooting guard or small forward.
Rudoy described his discussion with the Bobcats as "very preliminary...no indication what they would do.''
Posted by Observer Sports on December 6, 2011 at 02:19 PM | Permalink
Why would he come here if half a dozen other teams are showing interest?
Posted by: woohoo | Dec 6, 2011 2:35:26 PM
Wow, that would be a huge upgrade for the Bobcats!
Posted by: PantherDave | Dec 6, 2011 2:43:06 PM
I still say we take a flier on morrison. Silas would make that dude happen. Jordan would look a lot smarter to the world if he did it.
I like williams but he's not a legit starter. Great 6th man candidate. Could be our curry.
Posted by: charlottean | Dec 6, 2011 3:04:16 PM
He would be a 6th man, Dell Curry style.
Posted by: Coach K | Dec 6, 2011 3:30:03 PM
Go after Adam Morrison. Lets give him another shot!
Posted by: Jim Delany | Dec 6, 2011 3:36:43 PM
He's not going to sign here and the Bobcats continue to sit on their hands.
Simple...MJ has no money. Well, if you're not going to put a playoff team on the floor, then I don't have any money to spend on tickets.
Sign Shannon Brown and Spencer Hawes first. If you can sign Williams and Kwame, you will have yourself a playoff team.
Posted by: Gheorghe Muresan | Dec 6, 2011 3:42:04 PM
I just don't like this "NEW" NBA with 3 and 4 stars on one team. Meanwhile, we have to put our hopes in the hands of Corey Magette and Reggie Williams. No offense to those guys but there's just not any balance in this league anymore.
Posted by: Smitty | Dec 6, 2011 3:48:08 PM
Gotta agree with Smitty. This new NBA isn't even signed yet and we got 10 more years of the rich getting richer and the Charlotte's continue to struggle. It is time for a new commissioner. Stern has lost it and is clueless. The NBA had its chance to get it right and they blew it.
Posted by: bdubb | Dec 6, 2011 4:23:47 PM
Time for Jordan to open up the wallet and get Chris Paul and Dwight Howard to Charlotte.
Posted by: Kevin | Dec 6, 2011 4:32:25 PM
Posted by: Deon | Dec 6, 2011 4:48:59 PM
a augustin, henderson, maggette, diaw, brown starting 5 with a bench of walker, morrison, biyombo, thomas, and white is legit. williams would be a plus.
i would look into trading maggette for marvin williams if it's there, take it. you get younger and don't spend much more. or michael beasley. he would cost more talent wise but have way more upside. we get a legit 3 with that roster and resign boris next year for around 5 mil a year for 2 or 3 years....that's a solid team depending on who we get at the 3. we have to land that go-to guy on offense. augustin is a great 2nd option as is henderson. brown and diaw are strong defensively and could be servicable offensively with the right leader.
we're headed in the right direction anyway. we might want to take advantage of trading diop to a team that will be using the amnesty clause such as cleveland for baron davis or whoever. that way we atleast have the option of having a player worth the money but we could still use the amnesty clause. the other team doesn't lose because they're just going to waive the guy anyways.
Posted by: charlottean | Dec 6, 2011 5:00:57 PM
I believe Jordan is smart because why try and put a 8 seeded team on the court because they way i see it let get bad and play for that #1 pick and get a player like harrison barnes or that young center out of UCONN listen it may sound crazy but it will work trust me the panthers are doing it. An we just have to build around kemba walker. Jordan is just starting this team over the right way
Posted by: dluckey | Dec 6, 2011 5:52:45 PM
Everyone needs to chill and stop their crybaby crap! This team is not a playoff team, not this year. If you can't support them during the building process then stay away when they turn it around. The only thing bad about Charlotte is the fan base. You guys are LAME. They made some good moves in the draft and got rid of the players that they had to.
Posted by: Wes | Dec 6, 2011 5:54:42 PM
I spoke with Paul Silas this offseason, and he told me that they really wanted him here. Stephen Silas has a really strong relationship with him and wanted him. He also said that he wants Boris gone.
Another interesting thing he told me. Gerald Wallace and MJ didnt like each other and that was part of the reason for the trade
Posted by: spaceman mike | Dec 6, 2011 6:22:11 PM
We'll give him an offer sheet that says that he gets a 25% salary bonus for every game not played in Charlotte.
Posted by: Authority | Dec 6, 2011 8:40:31 PM
We are talkin about the 9th player in NCAA history to lead the NATION in scoring TWICE. We are talking about a player that avg 15ppg in his rookie season. (This is only his second season). You guys are talking about Morrison and him being a "6th man" like he's a bum.
Posted by: Focuslja | Dec 7, 2011 3:28:56 AM
seriously, reading the comments on ricks blog makes me feel stupid-er.... duhhhh....
Posted by: tmack652 | Dec 8, 2011 7:49:11 PM
Rich Cho is a very intelligent man.. He's going to build thru rye draft, and the draft only. The pipe dream of a Howard or Paul coming here is foolish. He will build the Bobcats in the mold of Sam Presti, and OKC
Posted by: Jason Warren | Dec 8, 2011 11:53:22 PM
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