The Charlotte Bobcats did a deal at the trade deadline, but it won’t exactly change the course of the franchise.
The Bobcats moved one little-used power forward, Hakim Warrick, for another little-used power forward – Orlando’s Josh McRoberts.
This makes the Bobcats a bit younger: McRoberts, who played at Duke, is in his sixth NBA season, while Warrick is in his eigth. It also shaves a couple hundred thousand off the Bobcats’ salary cap.
But this is essentially a bit player for a bit player. Warrick played in only one of his last 11 games as a Bobcat. McRoberts played in three of his last four games with the Magic, never for more than 14 minutes.
McRoberts’ contract ends at the conclusion of this season. Warrick has a $4 million team option for next season.