Bobcats get Diop for Carroll, Hollins.
Old 01-16-2009, 07:06 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Bobcats get Diop for Carroll, Hollins.

Minor trade. Maybe they can start Okafor at PF now?;...v=ap&type=lgns
CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP)—The Charlotte Bobcats have added depth to their frontcourt by acquiring 7-footer DeSagana Diop from the Dallas Mavericks for guard Matt Carroll and center Ryan Hollins.

Friday’s trade gives Bobcats coach Larry Brown a rugged defensive specialist with limited offensive skills. The 26-year-old Diop is averaging just 1.6 points and 3.5 rebounds a game.

Carroll’s departure alleviates a logjam of wing shooters on Charlotte’s roster and gives the Mavericks an extra 3-point specialist.

The 7-foot Hollins played limited minutes for Charlotte.
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Good trade for both teams, reminds me a bit of the Korver deal last year for Utah that ended up having a much bigger impact than it seemed, Carroll could do well in Dallas playing beside Kidd and getting out of that ugly Charlotte offense and rotation.

Charlotte needed a backup big (Nazr is useless)... plus Diop fits Brown
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would carroll be their startin SG??? they been startin wright and JJ
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