• The decision last week to trade for power forward Hakim Warrick now looks quite fortunate after the Charlotte Bobcats lost Tyrus Thomas for two months with a calf injury. Thomas suffered a torn plantaris muscle during Saturdays loss to the Memphis Grizzlies.
The Bobcats traded Matt Carroll to the New Orleans Hornets to acquire Warrick. Coach Mike Dunlap said the biggest thing theyll miss from Thomas is at-the-rim defense. Thomas averages 1.4 blocks per game this season.
• If Ramon Sessions continues to play as he has this first month hell end up the best free-agent signing in Bobcats history. For now, Id say that would be Kwame Brown on a one-year veteran minimum.
• Rookie Jeff Taylor has greatly benefited from starting in place of the injured Gerald Henderson. Hes figured out how to guard aggressively without fouling and hes driving effectively to the rim.
• No update on Henderson (sprained foot), but based on the original time projection, he should be close to playing again.