Sunday, July 18th, 2010 at 9:30 am  |  4 responses

Dampier, Charlotte May Stick Together

We turn to NBA.com: “Erick Dampier began his pro career playing for Larry Brown. He’s not opposed to finishing it playing for Brown again, even if the Charlotte Bobcats void the final year of his contract. The newly acquired center indicated Friday the Bobcats would get the first chance to re-sign him – presumably for a much smaller salary – if they decide to wipe out the non-guaranteed $13 million due in the final year of his deal to clear salary-cap space. ‘I would obviously give Charlotte the first opportunity and see what they say, see if they’re interested in me or not,’ Dampier said. ‘Then we’ll go from there. If they’re not interested in me I’m sure there are other teams out there that could possibly be interested.’ The 6-foot-11 Dampier’s career began in Indiana when he was the 10th overall pick of the Pacers, then coached by the well-traveled Brown. ‘Practices were hard. He was hard on the rookies, but he’s a good coach,’ Dampier said.”

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  • Groves

    wipe the salary, then sign him.. hes decent for a big man

  • http://thekobebeef.wordpress.com LDR4

    I first read about this the other day. Seems like a sensable plan. Just glad to see his bloated contract finally leave the Mavs. Wish him the best though. Charlotte should only sign him to a 1 year deal. He plays his best in contract years.

  • Prov-cityboy401

    saw dude the other day at a charlotte doctors office and didn’t realize who he was.i guess the mavs are gonna move on shaq with ericka out the mix.

  • http://www.hibachi20.blogspot.com BETCATS

    He would be a good reserve, if we could get him back for 1/2 the mid-level (or preferably a veteran’s minimum) i would be happy. We still need a starting center/starting point guard and then we are set.