The Charlotte Bobcats are winning for once, and this has them drooling over the idea of a postseason run. Like a junkie looking for a fix, the Bobcats are so desperate to win now that they’re willing to do just about anything to get impact players.
Chris Mannix from SI.com states that the Bobcats so badly want to acquire an impact player like Arron Afflalo that they’re willing to absorb a bad contract to get a deal done.
Count the Bobcats — who have not made the playoffs since 2010 — among the most active teams. Charlotte is exploring “every available option” for perimeter help, according to one executive who has spoken to the Bobcats recently. That includes Philadelphia’s Evan Turner, as ESPN.com reported last week, and Orlando’s Arron Afflalo. Charlotte has two big expiring contracts in Gordon ($13.2 million) and Sessions ($5 million) and is believed to be willing to absorb a bad contract to acquire an impact player.
The Bobcats have been in talks to acquire Evan Turner but they’re being mentioned more and more with Orlando Magic guard Arron Afflalo. He’s an impact player they could very much use, maybe even more than Turner, and they appear willing to do anything to get him.
Charlotte’s need for a fix at the deadline extends beyond a willingness to do anything for Afflalo, as their desire is to get an impact player from anyone.