April 14, 2012
Charlotte Bobcats add Jamario Moon
The Charlotte Bobcats are signing small forward Jamario Moon for the rest of the season, filling the roster spot vacated when Boris Diaw was bought out of his contract last month.
Moon, a 6-8 small forward, played four NBA seasons for Toronto, Miami, Cleveland and the Los Angeles Clippers. He spent this season in the Development League, averaging 17.7 points for the Los Angeles D-Fenders.
The Bobcats recently lost small forward Corey Maggette for the rest of the season with a strained Achilles tendon. The Bobcats have eight games (six of them at home) remaining on their schedule.
“We needed another athletic wing player with Maggette out,’’ said Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins, adding that the team doesn’t want to wear out Derrick Brown and Gerald Henderson and risk injury.
Moon will hopefully be in Charlotte in time to join the team for Sunday’s 6 p.m. home game against the Boston Celtics. He grew up in Alabama and played college ball at Meridian Community
Posted by Observer Sports on April 14, 2012 at 05:01 PM | Permalink
Moon was a great player at one time. Maybe he can be again if he sticks around for next season and works hard.
Posted by: Bobcatsfan89 | Apr 14, 2012 6:06:32 PM
The Utah writers are now talking about sending the Jazz name to New Orleans and Benson is talking about giving up the Hornets names...Let the BUZZZZZZZZZZ begin.
According to The Times-Picayune, Benson said he will seek to change the name of the Hornets to better fit New Orleans.
"We need to find a name like (Jazz)," Benson said, according to the newspaper. "Whether we can get that or let us use that, you've got to know we're working on it. We'd like to change it tomorrow. We have not gotten that approved, but we're not letting up on it, either. Because we've got a good relationship with the commissioner and his people and we're going to be on them daily to do something."
Posted by: George Iceman | Apr 14, 2012 7:20:11 PM
Personally I like the move, the guy is a good player and can score. Signing him for next year would be a good move if he plays well. Ready for the draft this year to find out the next best talent in the nba.
Posted by: tbird | Apr 14, 2012 9:14:21 PM
I hate that benson made that a public comment. I loved the hornets and everything, but thats a horrible name/logo/brand. Cougars would be better.
I do love jazz for new orleans as opposed to utah. Utahs logo isnt even jazz related. Please don't bring back hornets. That's like an old girlfriend. We broke up, i moved on.
As for moon, he was never a great player. He was a solid nba player squeezed out by this weird off season. Swapping him for maggette is cool. Hopefully he doesn't play his way into minutes that the young'ns need.
We are officially allowed to win some games now. Tomorrow would be a great start. Let's get 4 or 5 out of this last 9 with the young guys making it happen. That would be ideal.
Posted by: charlottean | Apr 14, 2012 10:54:25 PM
Can someone enlighten me why we gave the Hornets name away anyway? After they left for New Orleans Stern promised the city a new team. Makea no sense.
Posted by: Jason Warren | Apr 14, 2012 11:08:15 PM
No Moon is not a great player, but decent player to go in the rotation.
I would never put him in that category but he does a fine job.
Charlottean- I get that you are looking for the youth movement, but a few veterans here and there will help a team with not only leadership but playing spots that would help these young guys. Look at Camby, Nazr, Ginobli, Hill, Kurt Thomas, and the list goes on and on. Unfortunely on this team the veteran presence is very limited with Diop, Carroll, Maggette. I do like the swap for Maggette though, but Maggette should have more potential than he has proven even to all star level but that never materialized.
I wouldn't put all of my ducks in a row to say Davis will be coming, but whoever that player is we need to make sure that he will b that guy. Eveyone in mock drafts have Davis, T. Rob, Drummond, Kidd-Gilchest, and Barnes. They do have T. Rob at number 2, I tried to tell people that this guy's upside is tremendous. Second round I think we should look at W. Buford Ohio State or T. Taylor from Kansas. I doubt they go early in the draft. Would also love Fab Melo just to add another big if he is available.
Posted by: tbird | Apr 15, 2012 11:10:04 AM
no doubt we need veterans but we need mentoring veterans not cory maggette. i don't know how najera does in that role, but a guy like him that plays hard as hell and will be available for a minimum contract, can still play when needed, and has aspirations of being a coach is absolutely ideal.
boris diaw would have been ideal because he plays so many positions well and passes the ball so much. that didn't work out because he didn't really embrace it well and silas wanted him to be kevin love which was never going to happen. but guys like that, we absolutely need. can't have 12 young guys. but you want your core players to all be young. we need that 1-2-3 punch that can build together for several years. maybe augustin, henderson, mullens, biyombo and our draft pick cover it, but henderson needs to stay healthy and get more consistent. augustin too. mullens and biyombo will be fine with time but no given that either fulfill their potential.
Posted by: charlottean | Apr 15, 2012 12:28:05 PM
This guy Moon has NBA talent, 6' 8" and could only manage to enroll at a Mississippi Community College? He must be majorly deficient in an important area.
Posted by: tarhoosier | Apr 15, 2012 7:07:13 PM
How soon we forget the stigma associated with the Hornet name. Go with Cougars. Anything other than Bobcats.
Within reason, what FA can the Bobs sign this summer?
Posted by: Sambo | Apr 16, 2012 8:30:33 AM
What is it with you people and what the team name is. You could call this team the Bonnells and if they were winning people wouldn't care. You are so upset because yo think the Bobcats still represent Bob Johnson well it may surprise you but Cougars & Bobcats are both large feline animals that exist in NC. Why aren't you upset that the NFL team is called the Panthers? Somehow we change the name and all is good with the team as the President once said "You can't put lipstick on a pig".
Posted by: TrueBBallFan | Apr 16, 2012 12:54:18 PM
Actually, you can in fact put lipstick on a pig. That's how prom dates are made in South Carolina.
It is also called re-branding. The team is purging the roster and starting fresh. Why not use this as an opportunity to drop the remnants of the egotistical Bob Johnson at the same time?
Posted by: Sambo | Apr 16, 2012 1:53:36 PM
I keep forgetting that beasley will be available this offseason. If we are able to grab a 4/5 guy in the draft, we need to go ahead and make that happen. He can't possibly command a big salary and the wolves definitely don't want to keep the guy but not for lamar odom'esque reasons. more because they have love and williams and rubio and pekovic and don't want to spend money on beasley.
he'll be 24 next year. he's also shooting 40% this year on 3's. needs to get his ft's up but if you plug him in at the 3 for maggette and hopefully draft davis.....you have a solid 8 man rotation permanent in place and ready to go.
beasley, dragic, davis. completely do'able. more likely is augustin, white, barnes/kidd gilchrist but hopefully the chips fall our way this year.
Posted by: charlottean | Apr 18, 2012 11:46:32 AM
The team is soooo bad. No one can shoot or box out it seems. Our coach falls asleep on the sidelines half the game. Even the halftime shows have now gone to toal jokes..
This is a clear toss out rebuild year so we better clean house and get several draft picks this year. Ohh and win 1 more game so we aren't the worst ever coming in with a 20+ game losing streak in to next year.
Posted by: Chris | Apr 18, 2012 1:26:21 PM
worst winning % ever talk is so skewed. You can't compare a 66 game compacted schedule to a normal 82 game schedule. Especially not in this case. We'd still be a bottom 5 team regardless, no doubt. But we would have grabbed several more wins just by not having the schedule so compacted leading to augustin, henderson, maggette, etc. to miss so many games. 5 game injuries turned to 10 game injuries. Nagging injuries you could play through turned into severe injuries you couldn't.
6 games left and all I'm looking for is continued progress from the guys that will be back.
Posted by: charlottean | Apr 18, 2012 3:59:38 PM
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