View Full Version : Bobcats sign 5-foot-5 guard Boykins

02-01-2008, 04:45 PM
The Charlotte Bobcats, knowing they need an offensive boost to help them cope with a road-heavy schedule in the second half of the season, have signed 5-foot-5 free-agent guard Earl Boykins for the rest of the season.

Boykins could potentially be in uniform Friday night when the Bobcats (No. 12 in the East at 18-28) visit Golden State.

The Bobcats have had an open roster spot since acquiring Nazr Mohammed from Detroit on Dec. 14 for Walter Herrmann and Primoz Brezec.

The 31-year-old Boykins has played for seven teams, including two separate stints with Cleveland. Boykins has been working out on his own all season and looking for a new team since last summer, when he opted out of the final year of his contract with Milwaukee (worth $3 million) after averaging 14 points and 4.5 assists with the Bucks following a January trade from Denver.

02-01-2008, 08:50 PM
He can be effective and he should be able to help the Bobcats. A veteran who can also mentor the youngsters.

02-01-2008, 08:53 PM
I didn't even know he had opted out. Pretty good pickup for the young team.

02-02-2008, 02:59 PM
Was it his choice not to get on a team until now? I always thought he was a solid player.

02-02-2008, 10:04 PM
It was by choice cause I've read there were a few teams interested in him for a while. Not sure what he was holding out for though.

02-03-2008, 01:24 AM
Watch out Celtics.