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Bobcats release Morris Peterson; expected to re-sign Brown

The Charlotte Bobcats have been quite busy in the past week with mixing up their roster but reports indicate that they are not yet done.

The Bobcats officially announced today that they have released recently acquired Morris Peterson. Releasing Peterson opens up a spot on the Charlotte roster and because of the lack of depth in the frontcourt the Bobcats could be preparing to re-signing young Derrick Brown, who they released just last week along with Sherron Collins and Dominic McQuire to make room for the incoming players they were to receive via trade.

Sean Marks was the third player the Bobcats received in the trade with Portland for Gerald Wallace and quite frankly the player in the trade nobody even knew about. The Bobcats could very well release Marks as early as tomorrow and seek a more productive option for the final roster spot but the only thing that could stop them is the concern about Joel Pryzbilla’s knee injury and if it will allow him to play the minutes the Bobcats were hoping for the remainder of the season. The team will monitor the injury closely this week and most likely make a call on whether to keep Marks or not by the end of the week.

The possibility of Derrick Brown being re-signed by the Bobcats doesn’t sound to most like super exciting news but it’s time for this guy to be taken a little bit more seriously. Brown was drafted by Charlotte two years ago and has never really gotten the playing time to show his full potential in this league but the bottom line is that this guy is super long and super athletic. Brown’s length and athleticism allow him to be a good defender around the rim and good at attacking the basket where he is able to draw fouls. Last season brown was sixth in the league among small forwards in free throw attempts per field goal attempts. Derrick Brown has the ability to be an exceptional rotation player in the NBA if he could only get his chance and it’s time for the Bobcats organization to take a chance on their 2nd round pick from 2009.