The Bobcats are signing Jamario Moon to a contract that covers the rest of the season, confirms Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer. SI.com's Sam Amick first reported the move via unnamed sources earlier today.
Rod Higgins, Bobcats vice president of basketball operations, said the team was looking for an athletic wing player to replace Corey Maggette, who's out for the season with a strained Achilles' tendon. Moon, listed at 6'8" and 215 pounds, averaged 17.7 PPG and 7.8 RPG in 12 regular season games with the D-League's Los Angeles D-Fenders this season. The 31-year-old, undrafted out of Meridian Community College, has played parts of five D-League seasons and four NBA seasons, averaging 6.4 PPG and 4.3 RPG in the NBA. He split last year between the Cavs and Clippers, and started 75 games for the Raptors in 2007/08.
The Bobcats had 14 players on their roster, so they won't have to make a corresponding move.