Charlotte Bobcats Rumors: Devin Ebanks on Free Agency Radar
The Charlotte Bobcats have addressed a lot of their enormous issues from last season. The Bobcats were one of the worst teams in the NBA in terms of frontcourt production last year. Subsequently, the drafted Cody Zeller with the fourth overall pick, re-signed Josh McRoberts and landed Al Jefferson this summer to solidify their frontcourt.
However, one of the areas where the Bobcats are still lacking is in depth on the wings. They pretty much have Gerald Henderson and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist already penned into the starting lineup. After Jeffery Taylor, though, there isn’t really any player on their roster that Charlotte should or will feel comfortable with bringing off the bench at the wing positions.
Reportedly the Bobcats are looking to add depth to their wings in free agency, though. According to Alex Kennedy of HoopsWorld, the Bobcats are one of four NBA teams reportedly looking to enlist the services of free-agent forward Devin Ebanks.
Ebanks has been in the league for three years, all of them spent with the Los Angeles Lakers. He hasn’t seen the floor much in his career, though. Over three seasons he has appeared in only 63 games and has averaged just 3.6 points, 1.9 rebounds and 0.3 steals in just 11.3 minutes per game. He’s also only shot 38.5 percent from the field and just 22.2 percent from beyond-the-arc in his limited playing time.
From a talent perspective, Ebanks isn’t going to solve a lot of problems for Charlotte. However, the Bobcats likely aren’t going to make the playoffs this season and are looking more towards developing young players and developing a team concept. At just 23 years old, Ebanks is a player that the Bobcats could try to develop in favor of a guy like Ben Gordon who isn’t a part of the team’s future. It won’t change the game for Charlotte, but Ebanks would be a solid experiment for the Bobcats.