The Charlotte Observer reports: If the Charlotte Bobcats really are intent on contending for the playoffs - and not just going through the motions - they better sign another big man soon. Coach Sam Vincent saw the hole in his roster in September, and things have only grown worse since then. Sean May is out for the season. Othella Harrington?s knee is still at least a month away from strong. Ryan Hollins is day-to-day with a bad shoulder. Primoz Brezec has regressed. Jermareo Davidson is a kid in need of muscle.

The Charlotte Observer reports: And perhaps there really isn’t a free agent good enough to justify a contract, plus cutting a player with a guarantee (Harrington or Derek Anderson?) to open a roster spot. I do know this: The Bobcats have about a $51 million payroll, at the bottom of the NBA, and the lack of depth inside is bordering on the absurd.