Will Free Agency Help the Bobcats?
The Charlotte Bobcats have gone through a lot of pain the past two seasons to have salary-cap flexibility. They could be as much as $21 million under the cap this summer.
The chance to spend that money to sign impact free agents could be slim.
Of the dozen top-100 players becoming unrestricted free agents this summer, eight are so deep into their careers (at least 11 seasons) that it makes little sense to sign one for a rebuilding project.
That can’t be good news as the Bobcats set out to fix a roster that went 7-59 last season. In addition to the No. 2 draft pick, the Bobcats’ greatest tool is their cap flexibility.