Diaw to start at center for the Bobcats if the team can’t sign a big man

By Anthony Caruso III | Publisher

The Phoenix Suns were the last team to use a 6-foot-8 center in the starting lineup. But the Charlotte Bobcats are expected to be the next one to do that.

Boris Diaw (Getty Images/Contributor Brock Williams-Smith)

Bobcats head coach Paul Silas has announced that Boris Diaw, who was the center for the Suns, will be the starting center to start the season if the team is not able to sign a big man. The team lost Kwame Brown, who was their center, to the Golden State Warriors earlier Tuesday.

Silas hopes to push the ball up the court to take advantage of the Bobcats’ youth and speed. Gana Diop is currently the only center on the roster, but he’s recovering from an injury.

Diop is not fully recovered from a torn right Achilles tendon injury. The team says he needs to lose 25 pounds to get down to his playing weight of 280 pounds.

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