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April 12, 2012

Charlotte Bobcats' Corey Maggette out for season

Charlotte Bobcats leading scorer Corey Maggette will miss the last 10 games of the season, due to an Achilles tendon injury, coach Paul Silas told the Observer at morning shootaround.

Maggette was not at shootaround and sat out Wednesday’s practice. He has missed 24 games this season with various injuries.

The Bobcats will also be without Tyrus Thomas against the Detroit Pistons tonight, due to a right knee contusion.

Posted by Observer Sports on April 12, 2012 at 11:08 AM | Permalink


With Maggette our they are not loosing to much are they?

Posted by: Chris | Apr 12, 2012 11:28:32 AM

I meant out.

Posted by: Chris | Apr 12, 2012 11:29:14 AM


Posted by: ME | Apr 12, 2012 11:31:24 AM


Posted by: PANTHERSFAN4LIFE | Apr 12, 2012 11:34:29 AM

The front office loves overpaying terrible, injury-prone players. MAGGETTE'M OUTTA HERE.

Posted by: Buckley | Apr 12, 2012 11:40:55 AM

hope we don't go on a losing streak now...

Posted by: alex | Apr 12, 2012 11:41:01 AM

Someone end this season and take us out of our misery. How can you muster the energy to try anymore this season.

Posted by: Big Tony | Apr 12, 2012 11:48:20 AM

Jordan did a smart thing through all this losing...NOTHING! This should allow us to pursue the right FA and hope for the best in the draft. Still, it will be a couple of years before we can become consistent winners. It goes beyond a superstar free agent. You don't have to look too far past Miami, New York, New Jersey and a couple of others to know that having a big time FA isn't a cure to all. I'm with the Cats as we approach #23 and will remain with them when we are kicking butt two years from now.

Posted by: jmurr | Apr 12, 2012 11:54:19 AM

The Charlotte Bobcats basketball team need to be charged with larceny! They basically stole those paychecks this season. Corey Maggette out for the season needs to be, "Corey Maggette out for the remainder of his career." Can we just get the Kentucky Wildcats entire team and get rid of the players currently on the Bobcats roster?

Posted by: Stephen | Apr 12, 2012 11:58:08 AM

I am honestly not sure why the C.O. even bothers showing up at Bobcats games and practices at this point. The fans have sure made it a point to stay away from this trainwreck. I hope Jordan has some grand scheme in place.....but I doubt it.

Posted by: AppGrad04 | Apr 12, 2012 11:58:10 AM

Can't the NBA implement a mercy rule so the LOLcats don't have to actually waste everyone's time and energy.

They have 10 games left against 6 playoff teams that they will get crushed in. What will the NBA do if Lebron gets trying to be Wilt's record on Friday is out for the playoffs?

For the home games they really need to implement a charity auction to play in the NBA. Bid to play half of a quarter against the top NBA stars. How much worse could the Average Joe be?

Posted by: LOLcats | Apr 12, 2012 12:06:07 PM

Jmurr, there is no free agency money coming. Boy, you better do your homework, because whatever Michael keeps selling you, you keep buying it. Unless the Amnesty Clause is used on either Tyrus Thomas or Gana Diop, this Bobcat team will have enough money to sign Anthony Davis, the 31st pick, and about $6 Million (TOTAL) to sign 5 other players...so that we complete the roster. Oh, that also figures in that we let DJ White go.

There's no money here, jmurr. Michael is NOT going to exceed the Soft Cap of $59 Million. In addition, the Bobcats are still stuck with this Uncle Tom for a broken down forward, in Maggette.

Posted by: Jalen Rose | Apr 12, 2012 12:06:20 PM

Magette is a waste, plain & simple!!!

Posted by: UptownHomie | Apr 12, 2012 12:31:41 PM

AppGrad, are you aware that the Bobcats are mid pack for attendance? THey are averaging 15k a game. It is much more crowded than any other season. In two more years when we are contending for a title, you and all the haters will be right back on the bandwagon yelling you were with them the whole time.

Posted by: Words have meaning | Apr 12, 2012 12:47:10 PM

People who come on here and say Jordan sucks because we are losing this year really seem to be on top of it. I mean they must really know what they are talking about. I know we all thought they were going to contend for a title this year. Right? Wasn't that the plan?

Posted by: Tony | Apr 12, 2012 1:00:08 PM

I go to games. I watch them on Sports South, but its gotten to the point where I have to make a financial decision with my $20 to $40. First string playoff team vs out second string means we lose by thirty. It's not that I am giving up, its just that at this point the return is far less than the price. I don't think that makes me a bad fan.

Posted by: Nick | Apr 12, 2012 1:02:36 PM

If you had tracked this team at all this year you would realize how asinine your comment is.

Thanks for showing up.

Posted by: Frank | Apr 12, 2012 2:04:09 PM

Jalen Rose. Rick wrote an article where Rich Cjo said they will have between 6 and 21 million in cap space this summer and more the next year. You might want to start paying attention.

Posted by: Davey | Apr 12, 2012 2:09:18 PM

Davey, bewtween $6 and $21 Million? Really? Well, that really narrows it down! Do you want specifics, butthead? I can give you specifics, since Bonnell isn't doing it. Or maybe you want to do your OWN flocking homework! The Bobcats salary, minus DJ White and WITH Diop, will be at $46,846,115. The Soft Cap will be at $59 Million. Anthony Davis will cost the Bobcats $5.8 Million.

Do you want to listen to Bonnell, Davey, or do you want real facts?

Posted by: Jalen Rose | Apr 12, 2012 2:39:14 PM

Davey, its far more likely the 6 than the 21. To get to 21 they need to amnesty maggette and denounce dj's rights. More likely the 6. We'll have well over 20 the following year when maggette, diop, carroll, williams come off the books but extensions for augustin, henderson, mullens and brown may cut that down a bit.

Regardless, no quality free agent is signing here unless we're significantly overpaying. And every championship team is built through the draft anyways. Draft and retain. Keep the extra cash to extend the 1 in 100 guy that deserves the max contract.

Nobody needs to get on mj about spending because if you look at the numbers there are plenty of contending playoff teams in the lower half of the league in payroll. Get on jordan about rod higgins making idiotic moves for years. But ultimately be greatful jordan bought the team and not somebody that wants to move them.

Good things take time.

Posted by: charlottean | Apr 12, 2012 2:45:00 PM

Aren't Najera and DJ Augustine's contracts up after this year? Same with Derrick Brown, although his cap number is minimal.

Posted by: Claire Voyance | Apr 12, 2012 3:00:13 PM

I would prefer to get my info form someone that actually covers the team. So we agree, they could have 21 million. Thank you

Posted by: Davey | Apr 12, 2012 3:43:06 PM

I watched games early in the season in an effort to get motivated to cheer for this team. What I watched was a team that showed a few glimmers of hope and then completely and totally turned into a trainwreck. Injuries didn't help, but a lack of leadership and effort also didn't make this team any better. Diaw quit. Silas turned the team over to his kid. The fact is that while I would hope a turnaround is inevitable, I am far less than convinced it will happen. $6 million, $21 million...who cares if it gets tossed away on washed up players who cannot stay healthy?

Posted by: AppGrad04 | Apr 12, 2012 4:23:08 PM


Bonnell gets his info from the same places I get mine.

Look at our payroll figure this year (~58 million) and deduct diaw's 9 and najera's 2.6 which are the only guys coming off the books entirely. Higgins is making like 400k and brown ~850k and the team would have to renounce rights on them or extend them. You assume they will re-up brown as they should. I believe his option is for the same veteran minimum.

So you have 11.6 coming off and a draft pick coming in that could be as much as ~5.3 million based on kyrie irving making 5.14 this year. Then you have raises to walker, biyombo, henderson, mullens, thomas, AND maggette that total a few million combined. THEN you talk about augustin who has a QO of 4.385 million. Unless they amnesty somebody AND renounce rights to augustin (and d.j. white), we won't have significant cap space.
You let augustin walk and you clear the whopping 3.236 that he made this year. Good luck signing deron williams with that.

but I guess you can wait for Rick to tell you all of that since you can't figure it out on your own or understand it when I explain it to you like a grown up.

Posted by: charlottean | Apr 12, 2012 4:32:25 PM

It is amazing you don't get paid for the work you do.

Posted by: Davey | Apr 12, 2012 5:25:01 PM

It just keeps getting better......

Posted by: therealjd | Apr 12, 2012 9:13:21 PM

tip your waiters on the way out.

Posted by: charlottean | Apr 13, 2012 2:46:25 PM

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