The Charlotte Observer's Rick Bonnell posted a breakdown of the options the Bobcats are likely to explore at the deadline:
- The likeliest avenue the Bobcats will go to add a player will be to use the $3.5MM trade exception they got from trading Shaun Livingston to the Bucks, probably packaged with a draft pick.
- Bonnell doesn't believe Boris Diaw has much trade value despite his $9MM expiring contract, due to his lack of on-court production and the lack of teams with the ability to absorb his salary without sending players back.
- Bonnell cautions against moving D.J. Augustin now, arguing that rookie Kemba Walker isn't fully developed yet, and that Augustin could have value in a sign-and-trade as a restricted free agent this summer.