We needed a defensive presence off the bench and Sefolosha provided that. He can guard three and depending on who is on the floor up to four positions. He has a nice stroke from the corner so you can’t leave him alone while on offense.
Stan Mikita Womens Jersey We needed a backup big man and while Johnson’s numbers don’t jump off the page, he’s a solid contributor who can play the four or the five in a small ball setting. He’s not going to light up the scoreboard or fill up the stat sheet, but he’s a solid role player coming off the bench.
With one exception, what’s most interesting about the 2004 NBA expansion draft isn’t what happened to the Bobcats — though that’s interesting in a way that particularly rancid meat is interesting. What’s truly fascinating is what happened around the expansion draft.
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Before the expansion draft, the mediocre Phoenix Suns worked out a deal with Charlotte. They’d made Jahidi White, a veteran big man, available in the expansion draft. There was not much demand for White in Phoenix, Charlotte, or anywhere, especially give his $6 million salary. (This was enormous for a late-rotation player in those days.)
Wallace, meanwhile, became an All-Star and All-Defense player for the Bobcats. He had a run in the late 2000s where he was considered one of the top five small forwards in the league. He never really developed a jumper and his fall from stardom was exceptionally fast — remember when the Nets traded an unprotected first that became Damian Lillard for Wallace to get Deron Williams to re-sign? that was fun — but he was the expansion draftee who made it.