Erick Dampier has been waved by the Charlotte Bobcats – Looks like the door is opening up for him to join the HEAT and add some serious size to the Center position…. Will be interesting to see how this develops over the next few days.
After failing to find a trade partner to take on Erick Dampier and his $13 million non-guaranteed contract, the Bobcats released the veteran center on Tuesday, according to multiple reports.
â€œWe explored several trade possibilities involving Erick, but ultimately have been unable to find a viable option,â€ Bobcats general manager Rod Higgins told ESPN. â€œOut of respect to Dampier, we have decided to release him so he may pursue opportunities prior to training camp.â€
Looks like the Bobcats have a few too many centers and that Erick Dampier is the most likely one to be let go, which, even though we have 3-4 ourselves, he would be the best and in the best shape.
This could be the final piece that we need, although, it would probably force the Heat to get rid of one of their recent pickups…. but seriously, I could live without Joel if we were bringing Dampier to Miami to lock up center.