The former Tarheel returns to North Carolina, joining the Bobcats as a amnesty waiver acquisition. Brendan Haywood is a big man who plays big – not great, but knows his role, which is blocking shots, playing defense, and dunking the ball, given the chance.
ESPN NBA Player Ranking:
Brendan Haywood surrendered a PER of 16.28 last season. Sounds bad, right? Actually, he performed quite well, as the expectation based on the man he was guarding was for 17.82.
Link to full players stats page: Brendan Haywood’s Stats
Perspectives from around the web:
The Bobcats need a true starting center, and Bismack Biyombo is not it. You can pair Brendan Haywood with Biyombo and have incredible length and size and Biyombo can focus on improving in space and be a weak-side help guy. This is a fine move.
- from ProBasketballTalk- Charlotte
“wins” Haywood amnesty auction
From what I can find, Brendan Haywood is, sort of, on Twitter: @BreHay_30. However, that account was created back in April, and after two initial tweets, crickets.