Bobcats Rumors & News

  • Heat meander, eventually close out Bobcats 101-97 for 2-0 series lead

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "For just about all of the 48 minutes, the Miami Heat searched for motivation, purpose, the very type of perseverance Al Jefferson was providing for the Charlotte Bobcats. A 15-point lead early in the second period would be cut to six. A 16-point lead later in the quarter would be down to 10 at..." April 24

  • Bobcats' Jefferson plans to play in Game 2

    Fort Lauderdale Sun-Sentinel "Ahead of Charlotte’s shootaround Wednesday morning, Al Jefferson said he plans to be on the court when the Bobcats try to even their opening-round playoff series against the Heat tonight. But although the center said he feels “good,” he was still wearing a walking boot Wednesday morning after..." April 23

  • 2d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    "I'm suiting up. It'll take more than that to make me sit down." -- Al Jefferson after treatment.

  • 3d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    "There are no long-term effects. Nothing that could be permanent." -- Steve Clifford on whether there's risk in playing Al Jefferson.

  • NBA Salary cap projected to rise $5M "The NBA has informed teams that it is projecting a rise in the salary cap of nearly $5 million for next season, which could aid clubs such as Chicago and Houston in their attempts to steal free agent-to-be Carmelo Anthony from the New York Knicks, according to sources familiar with the forecasts...." April 21

  • Injury shrinks Big Al Jefferson, Bobcats’ potential vs. Heat

    Charlotte Observer "Miami Unfortunately, it’s this simple. If Al Jefferson isn’t effective, the Charlotte Bobcats have no chance to beat the Miami Heat. If Jefferson ceases to be Big Al, if plantar fasciitis limits what he can do when he has the ball as well as when Miami has it, Charlotte’s season ends..." April 21

  • Miami Heat wins Game 1 against Charlotte Bobcats

    Miami Herald "Throughout the final two weeks of the season and now into the playoffs, AmericanAirlines Arena has been playing tribute videos of Heat players during timeouts. Thoughtful and poignant, the videos have been popular among the team to the point that players stare up at the videoboard during..." April 21

  • Pro Sports Daily's 2014 NBA Playoff Preview
    PSD Staff, Featured Content Team

    Here we are in April, where we as fans get to see some familiar and not so familiar faces showcase what they’ve been working towards for 82 games. Big names will strive to add to their legacy, while rising stars will be looking to make their first big splash. April 19

  • Bobcats rally past Bulls in regular season finale

    Charlotte Observer "This might not be how Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson planned it, but playing the Miami Heat suits him just fine. “It’s gonna be a dog fight playing against the defending champions,” Jefferson said after Wednesday’s 91-86 overtime victory against the Chicago Bulls. “We’ve been underdogs..." April 17

  • Bobcats beat Hawks on Chris Douglas-Roberts buzzer beater

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson knew teammate Chris Douglas-Roberts was close enough to hear, so he laid it on pretty thick. “When NBA TV comes on, that should be the first play they show – over LeBron” James, Al Jefferson said following a 95-93 victory Monday against the Atlanta..." April 15

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Kemba Walker (groin injury) got through shootaround fine and is expected to play versus Hawks tonight.

  • Jefferson powers Bobcats past 76ers

    Charlotte Observer "The word Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford kept using was ‘exhale.” It was not meant positively. For the second night in a row the Bobcats failed to jump on a team headed to the draft lottery. In Boston Friday they paid for that, losing by three to the Celtics. Saturdayat home they held..." April 13

  • Bradley scores 22 as Celtics top Bobcats 106-103

    Boston Globe "Avery Bradley scored 22 points, Phil Pressey had a career-high 13 assists and the Boston Celtics held off a late surge by the Charlotte Bobcats for a 106-103 win that snapped a nine-game losing streak on Friday night. Boston led 104-103 before Jared Sullinger made two free throws with 2.5..." April 12

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Kemba Walker is questionable for Celtics game tonight with a sore groin. He suffered the injury late in the Wizards game.

  • Bobcats get key victory over Wizards

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford didn’t mind losing his voice so long as his team didn’t lose this game. “Overtime – the extra five minutes,” Clifford croaked about when his vocal cords gave out. The near-voiceless coach didn’t have to say much because his players made such a statement..." April 10

  • 14d
    Charlotte Bobcats PR @BobcatsPR

    @bobcats Josh McRoberts is back in the starting lineup tonight after missing he last 3 games with a sprained left ankle. #CHAvsWAS

  • 16d
    Charlotte Bobcats PR @BobcatsPR

    @bobcats McRoberts says ankle feels good and he plans on trying to play tomorrow at WAS.

  • Bobcats clinch NBA playoff spot with OT win over Cavs

    Charlotte Observer "The NBA playoffs technically start for the Charlotte Bobcats in two weeks. But tri-captain Gerald Henderson’s message, following Saturday’s post-season clinching 96-94 victory over the Cleveland Cavaliers, was a good kind of greedy. “Wednesday we’re playing (sixth-place) Washington. We’re going..." April 06

  • Report: Pau Gasol’s options in free agency would include Bulls, Cavaliers, Bobcats, Grizzlies

    Pro Basketball Talk "Pau Gasol has had a few rough seasons in Los Angeles, with the current one being by far the toughest of all. Not only has Gasol endured being a part of one of the worst Lakers teams in the history of the storied franchise, but injuries and clashes with his head coach have limited his..." April 06

  • 18d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Steve Clifford said MKG is fine to play tonight after bruising his back against the Magic. As expected, Josh McRoberts (ankle) out again.

  • Charlotte Bobcats hold off Orlando, cut ‘magic number’ to 1

    Charlotte Observer "Usually it’s point guard Kemba Walker’s job to assist center Al Jefferson. This time it was the other way around. Jefferson heard Walker scream, “I’ve got this one!” on a late-game rebound. Jefferson wasn’t sure what all the urgency was about until after the Charlotte Bobcats’ 91-80 home..." April 05

  • Mourning, Richmond reportedly elected to Hall of Fame

    Pro Basketball Talk "The NBA doesn’t have a Hall of Fame, leaving the duty of honoring its all-time greats to the Basketball Hall of Fame – an organization hung up on honoring players and coaches (way too many coaches) based on accomplishments at lesser levels. Its processes are both screwed up and secretive (though..." April 04

  • Charlotte Bobcats cruise in 123-93 win over Philadelphia 76ers

    Charlotte Observer "It took the Charlotte Bobcats 791 games to win three by 30 or more points. It took them six more to raise that number to five. The 30-point home victory against the playoff-bound Portland Trail Blazers was a stunner. Wednesday’s 123-93 victory against the Philadelphia 76ers? Not so much. The..." April 03

  • Bobcats rookie Cody Zeller showing progress

    Charlotte Observer "It was something short of an explosion, but it certainly was progress for Charlotte Bobcats rookie Cody Zeller on Monday night. The 15 points he scored against the Washington Wizards were his NBA high. He also grabbed eight rebounds. He played plenty of meaningful minutes in a game that had..." April 02

  • Kemba Walker sparks Charlotte Bobcats to 100-94 comeback win over Washington Wizards

    Charlotte Observer "Here’s how Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson set the tone for the second half against the Washington Wizards on Monday: “I said, ‘Watch this comeback,’ ” Jefferson recalled. “Everybody (at the scorer’s table) looked at me like I was crazy.” Instead, he was prophetic. After getting down..." April 01

  • Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 2nd 10-Day Contract "Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed forward DJ White to a second 10-day contract. The 6-9 White has seen action in one game for the Bobcats this season, tallying one rebound and one steal in four minutes. He is in his sixth..." March 31

  • 25d
    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    Gary Neal tells me he felt fine at end of practice and expects to play Monday against the Wizards.

  • Magic beat Charlotte Bobcats 110-105 in overtime

    Orlando Sentinel "All day Friday, starting at his team's shootaround, Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford and his assistant coaches told their players how critical it would be to keep Orlando Magic center Nik Vucevic off the glass and to counter physicality with physicality. Vucevic still outworked the..." March 29

  • 27d
    Jessica Camerato @JCameratoNBA

    Jorge Gutierrez fined $15,000 for "making excessive contact above the shoulders" with Cody Zeller.

  • Bobcats to give Neal time off to heal

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is shutting down reserve shooting guard Gary Neal to allow Neal to recover from ankle and knee injuries. Clifford estimated before Wednesday’s game against the Brooklyn Nets that Neal would miss two-three games. Clifford didn’t play Neal during the..." March 27

  • Jefferson, Walker come up big in Bobcats’ OT win over Nets

    Charlotte Observer "The way the Brooklyn Nets passed and shot through four quarters Wednesday, you wondered how they ever have an empty possession. The way the Nets shot during overtime, you wondered how they ever got to 100. The Charlotte Bobcats extinguished the Nets over the extra five minutes, holding them..." March 27

  • 28d
    Charlotte Bobcats @bobcats

    UPDATE: Gary Neal out tonight for #BKNvsCHA due to ankle injury

  • Upgrade arena, then maybe All-Star Game will come to Charlotte

    Charlotte Observer "NBA Commissioner Adam Silver said Monday Charlotte could host a future All-Star Game. First, he said, the city must upgrade Time Warner Cable Arena, which needs $41.9 million of work, according to a list of needs compiled by the Charlotte Bobcats and the Charlotte Regional Visitors..." March 25

  • Clutch shooting helps Rockets put away Bobcats

    Houston Chronicle "When the shots weren’t falling Monday night, the Rockets didn’t lose control. They didn’t cough up a big lead, and they didn’t give up a win. Despite a five-minute field-goal drought in the fourth quarter, the Rockets held on to defeat the Bobcats 100-89 to extend their winning streak to..." March 25

  • Portland’s Wesley Matthews issues challenge to reporter after 30-point loss

    Pro Basketball Talk "Much like the defending champion Heat, the Blazers are in the middle of a rough stretch that has seen them drop seven of their last 11 games. The difference in Portland is that all but one of the losses have come against teams currently in playoff position in the standings — not that it was any..." March 24

  • Charlotte Bobcats blow out Portland Trail Blazers

    Charlotte Observer "What got into Al Jefferson and the Charlotte Bobcats in a 124-94 blowout of the Portland Trail Blazers? “My boss was out there tonight!” center Jefferson said of team owner and basketball icon Michael Jordan sitting next to the team bench. And what effect does that have? “You’d better..." March 23

  • Bobcats Sign Forward DJ White to 10-Day Contract "Charlotte Bobcats President of Basketball Operations Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed forward DJ White to a 10-day contract. White will wear No. 8. The Bobcats roster stands at 15 players. The 6-9 White is in his sixth NBA season and has career averages of 6.0 points and 3.2..." March 21

  • Sponsor Logos "Inevitable" For NBA Jerseys "Get ready to sponsor logos on NBA jerseys. It's most likely coming in the next five years, NBA commissioner Adam Silver told an audience at the IMG World Congress of Sports on Wednesday. "It just creates that much more of an opportunity for our marketing partners to get to get that much..." March 20

  • Deron Williams propels Nets past pesky Bobcats

    New York Post "The Nets squared off with the Bobcats in Brooklyn Wednesday night, and found themselves with a fight on their hands. Despite being in control for most of the game, the Nets couldn’t break the game open. And, after Charlotte hung around through the first three quarters, the Bobcats took a..." March 20

  • Hawks come from behind to beat Bobcats

    Atlanta Journal-Constitution "The Hawks may be on their way back up the standings. After falling from third to eighth in the Eastern Conference, by losing 14 of 15 games, the Hawks are closing in on the seventh spot. The Hawks scored a come-from-behind victory over the Bobcats, 97-83, Monday night at Time Warner Cable..." March 18

  • Gary Neal rescues the Charlotte Bobcats from a sloppy matinee

    Charlotte Observer "Brandon Knight’s summation of the fourth quarter was short and to the point: “Gary did his job,” Milwaukee Bucks point guard Knight said of his former teammate. In his first trip back to Milwaukee since the trade that sent him to the Charlotte Bobcats, Neal scored 18 points off just six..." March 17

  • Bobcats beat Timberwolves, holding Kevin Love scoreless in the second half

    Charlotte Observer "“Kevin (Love) can get so hot,” Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson observed. “He started out hot...” And then the Charlotte Bobcats placed the Minnesota Timberwolves superstar in a deep freeze. Love went scoreless in the second half, missing his seven shots from the field, as the Bobcats..." March 15

  • Bobcats coach Steve Clifford now thinks center Brendan Haywood is out for the season

    Charlotte Observer "Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford is now working under the assumption he won’t have center Brendan Haywood at all this season. Haywood has been out since the preseason when doctors diagnosed a stress fracture in his left foot. Though the prognosis at the time was he’d miss roughly 12..." March 14

  • Bobcats To Work Out Ike Diogu, Mickell Gladness, Denzel Bowles

    Real GM Basketball "The Charlotte Bobcats will work out Ike Diogu, Mickell Gladness and Denzel Bowles on Thursday afternoon for a potential 10-day contract, league sources told RealGM. Diogu and Gladness fit in the mold of frontcourt players with previous NBA experience, able to provide Charlotte with a veteran..." March 13

  • Bobcats beat Wizards 98-85 with stellar fourth quarter

    Rufus On Fire "There's no sense in waiting: the Bobcats look like a legitimate playoff team. After struggling in many areas for most of the game, the Bobcats turned things up in the fourth quarter, outscoring the Wizards 29-19. The Bobcats only really started taking over with about four minutes left after a..." March 13

  • Bobcats sit guard Gary Neal over undisclosed "internal team matter"

    Charlotte Observer "The Charlotte Bobcats chose not to play recently-acquired shooting guard Gary Neal Wednesday in a road game against the Washington Wizards, saying only this was “an internal team matter.” Neal, who arrived from Milwaukee along with point guard Luke Ridnour at the trade deadline, was coming off..." March 13

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    Rick Bonnell @rick_bonnell

    I'm told Gerald Henderson went through shootaround fine. Sounds like he's a go against Wizards.

  • Charlotte Bobcats win seventh straight at home

    Charlotte Observer "The gesture was cute but the result not so much: Late in the fourth quarter some fans started chanting “MVP!” as Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson stepped to the foul line. Miss…and miss. But that’s OK, Jefferson said following a 105-98 victory over the Denver Nuggets – he felt the..." March 11

  • Grizzlies assert themselves and slaughter the Charlotte Bobcats

    Grizzly Bear Blues "The Grizzlies decided to bear their teeth tonight and take care of business in the Grindhouse. Memphis didn't allow a Bobcat to score more 20 pts and the Grizzlies themselves saw extensive scoring from all across the roster. Kosta Koufos had a great game, as did Tony Allen. Zach Randolph was..." March 09

  • Bobcats' win clinches NBA playoffs tiebreaker against Cavaliers

    Charlotte Observer "Here’s all you need to know about the importance Charlotte Bobcats coach Steve Clifford placed on Friday night’s home matchup with the Cleveland Cavaliers: Clifford asked team owner Michael Jordan to give a pregame speech. When you play the “icon” card, you’re pulling out all the stops. “If..." March 08