I’m probably going to get lynched for that headline. This is actually not about the Wizards and Zydrunas Ilgauskas. The latest we have seen is this Washington Post piece saying that a buyout is coming soon- Wednesday at the earliest. I’m a little confused by that addition to the article on Howard’s season ending injury because it is dated Wednesday. Whatever. Check out Andrew’s buyout piece from earlier today for Z news, also an excellent piece from David Aldridge about what it is going to cost Zydrunas to take a buyout. I ask you, would you take a million dollar loss for your company?
No, the buyout news I’m talking about is coming from Sacramento. It appears that the Kings have waived Larry Hughes after reaching a buyout deal on his contract. The oft-injured guard is dealing with a fractured finger and never took the court for the Kings after being part of the three team deal that sent T-Mac to New York and Kevin Martin to Houston. Hughes reportedly wants to sign on with another team to finish the season, and…wait for it…. apparently the Charlotte Bobcats have an interest in the ex-Cavalier!
The Bobcats are currently tied with the Milwaukee Bucks for the 8th spot in the Eastern Conference. How they are one game under .500 is a mystery to Cleveland fans who have seen them take 3 out of 4 from the Wine and Gold. If the Cavs and Bobcats were to finish 1 and 8 respectively it would certainly be a bad first round match-up for Cleveland. Unless of course Larry Hughes gets involved. If that were to happen I can’t even see Charlotte making the playoffs. Surely Hughes would find a way to implode that team as well. Even if he doesn’t really play.
Charlotte would be Larry’s 5th team in three years. He begged off of two of those (Chicago and New York) and I suppose you could add Sacramento to that list as well since he sought the buyout. Impressive. This is a signing worth rooting for.