Bobcats sign Bernard Robinson
The Charlotte Bobcats today signed swingman Bernard Robinson. The restricted free agent played his first two NBA seasons with Charlotte after being drafted by the Bobcats in 2004.
“Bernard has been a good fit for our team over our first two seasons and his versatility on both ends of the court allows him to help us in several ways,“ Bobcats General Manager and Head Coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. “We look for him to further develop his game and continue to be a quality team player on and off the court.”
The 6-6, 210-pounder appeared in 66 games with 18 starts this past season and averaged 6.4 points, 3.3 rebounds, 1.2 assists and 1.2 steals in 19.7 minutes. Drafted by Charlotte in the second round (45th overall) of the 2004 NBA Draft, Robinson has played in 97 total games (19 starts) in two seasons, with career averages of 5.3 points, 2.8 rebounds, 1.1 assists and 1.0 steals in 16.8 minutes.
Robinson scored a career-high 21 points on 8-11 shooting to go with three steals at Washington on March 15 and posted 12 points and a career-high five steals against Philadelphia on Feb. 8. He also recorded his first double-double of his career with 11 points and 12 rebounds on Jan. 2 at New Orleans/Oklahoma City.
InsideHoops.com Editor Says: Robinson has been clawing his way towards more minutes, playing 10.6 MPG as a rookie two seasons ago with the Bobcats and 19.7 MPG last season. He's backup material but worth having on a roster. I like Bernard's defensive ability when it comes to swiping the rock.
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