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Bobcats trade Matt Carroll to Hornets for Hakim Warrick

Nov 13, 2012, 6:06 PM EDT

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UPDATE 6:06 pm: And it’s official, with the Bobcats confirmed that the trade has gone through.

These two veteran bench players may bet a little more run and a chance to show what they can do in their new surroundings in a way they did not so far this season. Both teams get a little roster balance out of this.

4:29 pm: It would be a trade of veteran guys who are not getting off the bench where they are now. And likely how much they play doesn’t change a whole lot if this were to go down.

But the Bobcats and Hornets are talking trade, reports Marc Stein of ESPN.

We’ll see if this happens. Not a big deal either way.

Carroll, the 6’6” swingman, has played in one game and a total of six minutes for the Bobcats. While he had some solid years with the Bobcats in the middle of the last decade, I think we should reiterate this — he can’t get off the Bobcats bench.

Warrick is a 6’9” forward who has played just one game for the Hornets. He was a throw in to balance salaries in the Robin Lopez trade last summer, but the Hornets didn’t really need him. Again, a nice career but not getting used on a team that is not all that good.

It could give both teams some depth at spots they are a little thinner. Carroll is in the last year of his deal, Warrick has one season after this one but the deal has a club option. They can cut him if they want. So, I guess this is a fine trade. Doesn’t really make a big difference.

  1. drmonkeyarmy - Nov 13, 2012 at 4:40 PM

    I find it shocking that Matt Carroll is still in the NBA.

    • paleihe - Nov 13, 2012 at 5:17 PM

      Well, he can still shoot. I’m surprised he can’t get off the bench…it’s the Bobcats!

      • santanaspikez - Nov 13, 2012 at 5:19 PM

        @paleihe no.
        the problem is he can shoot for & make shots for every team he’s played for except the bobcats.
        im here, i should know.

      • paleihe - Nov 13, 2012 at 6:57 PM

        Well, then I stand corrected.

  2. tonydelk - Nov 13, 2012 at 5:48 PM

    If this trade goes through, then the NBA title picture just got a lot more fuzzy. BLOCKBUSTER DEAL

  3. 00maltliquor - Nov 13, 2012 at 6:54 PM

    What a one-sided trade…and MJ is the one who didn’t get burned! Things are looking up in Charlotte, look out!

  4. turfdaddy - Nov 13, 2012 at 9:03 PM

    The Bobcats are at least competing this year. They are working on their third win already this year. Go Cats!

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