Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins spoke today about the Bobcats' lack of deadline deals and the team's future plans. Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer shares the highlights in a series of tweets:
- There was no way the Bobcats were about to take on a veteran with an $8-9MM cap figure just to say they made a deal.
- Boris Diaw's expiring contract drew plenty of interest, but every proposal had the Bobcats giving up cap space beyond this season. Personally, I don't think that would've been the worst thing in the world for Charlotte, if it meant gaining a first-round pick. It's not as if they'll be major free agent players this summer.
- The team will discuss buying out Diaw in the next few days.
- Higgins says the team values D.J. Augustin and tried to sign him to an extension in December. We'll see if they try again when he hits restricted free agency this summer.