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Report: Bobcats target Sessions, Haywood in free agency

Jul 12, 2012, 10:29 AM EDT

Bobcats forward Maggette drives on Mavericks center Haywood during their NBA basketball game in Dallas Reuters

The Bobcats have some holes to fill on their roster.

Stop with the joke about 15 holes, it’s too easy. They are trying to build, but in the short term they need to put together a roster that is less embarrassing than the one that rolled out there last season.

So they are targeting a couple of affordable free agents, reports the Charlotte Observer.

Ramon Sessions and Brendan Haywood could end up addressing the Charlotte Bobcats’ needs at point guard and center, the Observer has learned.

Sessions, an unrestricted free agent who finished last season with the Los Angeles Lakers, has drawn interest from the Bobcats, an informed source said. Haywood, a center who grew up in Greensboro and played for North Carolina, will reportedly be waived by the Dallas Mavericks under the NBA’s amnesty clause.

If the Mavericks amnesty Haywood — which is not a given, they have added Chris Kaman but could keep Haywood as an expensive backup depending on the salary situation — the Bobcats could bid on him.

Sessions is drawing interest from other teams including the Rockets. He has options, and right now players with options are not choosing the Bobcats. But the Bobcats are at least making their play.

  1. 1972wasalongtimeago - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:40 AM

    “Earn more sessions by sleeveing”

    (anyone know the movie?)

    • drunkenjunk - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:51 AM

      lol, going way back

  2. ccshocktalk - Jul 12, 2012 at 10:43 AM

    The bobcats should try and get Blair from the Spurs, put him at PF with MKG at SF, Ben Gordon at SG and DJ Augistin at PG and Diop at Center and you’ll have yourself a lineup that is less embarrassing than last year. If they got Haywood to start at center then they’d really be able to ruin some better teams nights.

  3. paulhargis53 - Jul 12, 2012 at 11:46 AM

    1972: Roxanne.

    Maybe you aren’t so bad after all….

    • 1972wasalongtimeago - Jul 12, 2012 at 11:59 AM

      Look at that….

  4. bparmalee - Jul 12, 2012 at 12:04 PM

    Brendan Haywood was born to be a Bobcat….overpaid….not very productive… ex-Tar Heel. Check..check and check….sign him up!!! If Sessions signs with the Bobcats you have to question his moxy. He has played with the Bucks, T-Wolves and Cavs…then finally got a shot to win with the Lakers then opted out. If he now goes to the Bobcats he will back on his tour of losing franchises….. why??

    • jeremyhurst - Jul 12, 2012 at 12:54 PM

      Well, if I had to guess, I’d say:
      Trade. Trade. Trade. Money.

      He has been traded around from bad team to bad team, and now the Lakers aren’t giving him the long term contract he wants, and the Bobcats likely are willing to do so. He also might want to play along side MKG.

      A 5 second google search can stop a million dumb comments like the one you just made.

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