Some tidbits as the Bobcats open camp Tuesday morning:
- The Cats signed Flip Murray to a one-year deal late last week. The deal for the veteran combo guard is for the biannual exception, just under $2 million. Flip goes 6’3″, 200 pounds, can handle the ball competently enough to fill in at point in a pinch, and is a career 10 ppg scorer. Charlotte will be his seventh NBA team in eight years in the league. So basically, he scores just well enough to hang around in the league, but doesn’t do anything else well enough to have ever earned a big, long-term contract. I expect that Murray will get a fair amount of playing time, especially if/when Raja gets dinged up and if/when rookie Gerald Henderson struggles and finds himself in Coach Brown’s doghouse.
- Stephen Graham and Antonio Anderson will be in camp with the Bobcats.
- Monday was Media Day: here’s some coverage from Bobcats.com, some pictures from the Observer, a candid interview with Gerald Wallace, and the standard “talk to the new guy” interview with Tyson Chandler by Bonnell.
- Hollinger is out with his team previews on ESPN.com. His prediction for the Cats? Not good: 29-53, worst in the league in offensive efficiency, and out of the playoffs at 12th overall in the East. Link here (ESPN.com Insider Access needed).