The Bobcats officially signed Chris Douglas-Roberts and waived James Southerland today, adding some experience and depth to the roster.
Terms of the deal have not yet been made public, but the Bobcats are aching for some help at the wing and for some experience with their young small forwards that have recently been facing injury woes. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is out for about a month with a fractured metatarsal in his hand and Jeff Taylor has been recovering from heel problems.
To make room for Douglas-Roberts, the Bobcats waived rookie James Southerland, who was on an unguaranteed contract following Charlotte's training camp. The team wasn't displeased with Southerland, who has played three minutes in one game for the Bobcats, but desired some experience to shore up the bench.
“He was brought in as a developmental player. We like him a lot,” Clifford said. “Nothing he did he could have done better. We just needed someone more ready to play.”
In other news, Steve Clifford said that Jeff Taylor is probably back in the lineup tonight against the Magic after healing from his heel injury. Bismack Biyombo is still out with his ankle sprain.