Save Money in this Sunday's paper

comments

Bobcats to look at former first-round draft pick

By Rock Bonnell
rbonnell@charlotteobserver.com
GYI0050910965.jpg
Jed Jacobsohn - Getty Images
Patrick O'Bryant, FILE PHOTO

Three years removed from his last appearance in an NBA game, former first-round pick Patrick O’Bryant will get a training-camp look with the Charlotte Bobcats.

Rod Higgins, Bobcats president of basketball operations, confirmed Monday that O’Bryant, a 7-footer out of Bradley, has been invited to camp at UNC Asheville next week. O’Bryant, 27, was originally drafted ninth overall in 2006 by the Golden State Warriors. Higgins was in the Warriors’ front office at that time.

O’Bryant did little in his first two seasons with Golden State, and the Warriors chose not to pick up the third-season option on his rookie-scale contract. He later played with the Boston Celtics and Toronto Raptors. His best NBA season was 2008-09, when he averaged 4.7 points and 2.5 rebounds with Toronto.

O’Bryant later played internationally (Greece and Latin America) and in the NBA’s development league.

Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more



Hide Comments

This affects comments on all stories.

Cancel OK

The Charlotte Observer welcomes your comments on news of the day. The more voices engaged in conversation, the better for us all, but do keep it civil. Please refrain from profanity, obscenity, spam, name-calling or attacking others for their views.

Have a news tip? You can send it to a local news editor; email local@charlotteobserver.com to send us your tip - or - consider joining the Public Insight Network and become a source for The Charlotte Observer.

  Read more


Quick Job Search
Salary Databases