Charlotte Bobcats waive Kareem Rush
The Charlotte Bobcats have released guard Kareem Rush, it was announced today by Bobcats General Manager & Head Coach Bernie Bickerstaff.
Rush played in 47 games this season and averaged 10.1 points, 2.2 rebounds, 1.1 assists and shot .386 from the field and .348 from three-point range. The fourth-year guard missed 23 games this season due to injury.
“The Bobcats are about two things – hard work and maximum effort,” Bickerstaff said. “With that in mind, we think that it is best to go in a different direction with Kareem.”
Originally acquired by Charlotte from the Los Angeles Lakers on Dec. 6, 2004, Rush averaged 11.5 points, 2.3 rebounds, 1.9 assists and 25.8 minutes in 34 appearances for the Bobcats in 2004-05, before missing the final 27 games of the season with a left knee MCL sprain suffered at New Orleans on March 2, 2005.