NBA’s 30 teams just notified that Brendan Haywood has been claimed on waivers by Bobcats
— Marc Stein (@ESPNSteinLine) July 14, 2012
As was noted earlier this week, the Bobcats had serious interest in claiming Brendan Haywood off waivers after he was amnestied by the Dallas Mavericks. It has now come to fruition as Charlotte has been awarded the 11th year veteran.
According to David Aldridge of NBA.com, the Bobcats winning bid for Haywood was $2.05 million, so that’s the amount Charlotte will owe him next season. The Bobcats will have Haywood on contract for 3 years since that is how long was left on his contract in Dallas. What Haywood will be paid in years two and three are not yet know, but hopefully just $2.05 those seasons as well. Not a bad deal at all.
Haywood will likely become the starting center in Charlotte now, allowing Byron Mullens to play more as a stretch PF.
In 11 seasons in the NBA, Haywood has a career average of 7.2 PPG & 6.2 RPG. Last season Haywood started 54 games for Dallas and averaged 5.2 PPG & 6 RPG.
The Bobcats have made their first official move to bolster the frontcourt this summer. Something that was an absolutely must on the priority list for Cho and the front office.
Charlotte’s winning bid for Haywood, per league source, was $2.05M.
— David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) July 14, 2012