This is a very touchy subject within the doors of Time Warner Cable Arena, I’m sure. Cory Higgins, who was cut by his father and President of Basketball Operations, Rod Higgins, yesterday is now without work after being with the Bobcats since early last season when Paul Silas wanted to carry three point guards.
Higgins always seemed to be overwhelmed by the speed of the game in the NBA. He never looked comfortable on the floor and always had a tough time handling the ball against defenders in this league.
It’s fair to assume that Higgins size is something that kept him on Charlotte’s roster longer than many would have assumed. At 6’5, Higgins certainly had a size advantage over other PG’s. The other assumption is obvious- his father is the President of Basketball Operations. Everyone is going to believe what they will, but the bottom line is no one really knows that Rod Higgins was simply flexing his power to keep his son on the roster. We do know that Paul Silas wanted Higgins because he wanted to carry three PG’s and also wanted a guard who was big enough to play PG and SG. Either way, don’t play Cory.
Jeff Adrien, who was with the Bobcats during training camp has now been awarded a roster spot. Charlotte kept a close eye on Adrien with the Rio Grande Valley Vipers of the NBA D-League. With the Vipers, Adrien is averaging an impressive 17.6 PPG, 11.2 RPG and shooting 56% from the field. Adrien can play both SF and PF, but it’s clear that he plays bigger than 6’7. Hakim Warrick’s minutes have taken a huge hit lately, so it’s not inconceivable to believe Adrien will sneak up and grab some of Warrick’s minutes in the backend of the rotation.