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Celtics, Bobcats look at bringing in Larry Hughes

Aug 5, 2010, 10:45 AM EST

lhughes.jpgLast season, Larry Hughes made $33,000 per point scored. Which is what happens when you pay a role player $13.6 million for the season.

But that number might be a lot more reasonable at the veteran minimum, and apparently a few teams wouldn’t mind bringing the veteran swingman off the bench for a few minutes a game.

Both the Boston Celtics and Charlotte Bobcats have taken a look at Hughes and are interested, according to Marc Spears of Yahoo.

Hughes’ play the last few years inspired the birth of heylarryhughespleasestoptakingsomanybadshots.com.

Not only are the shots questionable but he did shoot he hit just 35.5 percent of them last season. Hughes as a gunner back seven years ago when he was scoring a decent number of points for Washington and Golden State. Now, the gunner mentality is still there but the shots fall less often. And they never really fell as much as you would hope.

But apparently Hughes looked good in workouts. And Boston could use another swingman off the bench with Tony Allen gon. If you could keep him in a limited role and limit the bad shots, there might be a role for Hughes. Big “ifs” but a couple teams seem ready to take them on.

  1. GRiZZ - Aug 5, 2010 at 12:29 PM

    I can’t believe Charlotte didn’t play this guy when he got back from injury. He was only their most consistent player before the injury, and really leading the way.
    He’s a good pick-up for any team. But watch a smart team like the Spurs be the one who end up signing him.

  2. Joe - Aug 5, 2010 at 4:50 PM

    Charlotte played him in the playoffs a lot. He was nowhere near Charlotte’s most consistent player. Maybe the most consistent off the bench, but Wallace and Jackson are both studs. G. Henderson will see Hughes’ minutes and Derrick Brown will see some of them too. Not to mention DJ and Livingston will probably play well together in spurts. Charlotte needs to WAIT on another Jackson type steal and worry about the young players on the roster developing

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