Bobcats Sign Forward Dominic McGuire
July 22, 2010
Charlotte Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins announced today that the team has signed free agent forward Dominic McGuire. Per team policy, terms of the deal were not disclosed.
The 6-9 McGuire was selected by the Wizards with the 47th pick in the 2007 NBA Draft. In three NBA seasons with Washington and Sacramento, McGuire has played in 200 games, averaging 2.4 points, 3.2 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 15.4 minutes.
McGuire’s best statistical season came with the Wizards in 2008-09, when he averaged 4.5 points, 5.4 rebounds and 2.5 in 26.2 minutes in 79 games, including 57 starts. His 57 games started ranked third on the team behind only All-Stars Antawn Jamison and Caron Butler. McGuire scored in double figures eight times and recorded double-figure rebounds 12 times that season, tallying four double-doubles.
McGuire earned Second Team All-WAC honors, and was also named to the conference’s All-Newcomer Team and All-Defensive Team, as a junior at Fresno State in 2006-07. McGuire averaged 13.5 points and 9.8 rebounds and ranked fifth in the nation with 3.6 blocked shots, while recording 15 double-doubles and two triple-doubles, in his lone season at the school after transferring from the University of California.
The Charlotte Bobcats, who became the NBA’s 30th team when they joined the league in 2004-05, finished the 2009-10 season with a franchise-best 44-38 overall record (31-10 at home) and first-ever playoff appearance.
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