View Full Version : Why Bobcats traded Weaver

Sports Illustrator
08-13-2008, 03:26 PM
I didn't anticipate the Bobcats trading second-round pick Kyle Weaver, but I'm also not surprised. Larry Brown didn't use Weaver a whole lot more than a bunch of guys who were rounded up off the street to assemble a summer-league team. So I guess it's not a revelation that, given the opportunity to replace a second-round pick, they moved him on to Oklahoma City. Weaver made sense on draft night: He potentially played three positions and was a defender first on a team lacking for defenders. On some unmolded-clay level, he was what coach Larry Brown made of George Lynch. However, he looked lost in summer-league games (although no more lost than first-round pick Alexis Ajinca). There isn't a whole lot that Weaver can do that Jared Dudley doesn't already do. And finding playing time for a wing player is the last of many problems the Bobcats have.

From Charlotte Observer (http://blogs.charlotte.com/inside_the_nba/2008/08/weaver-trade-a.html)

08-14-2008, 07:25 PM
Didn't really know much about him.

08-14-2008, 11:46 PM
I liked Weaver. Of course, I like most guys that come out of the Pac-10. But I watched him play live 2 years ago at the NCAA Tourney at Arco Arena. It was pretty sweet.