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Reggie Williams out 6-8 weeks

Posted on: December 16, 2011 10:41 am
Posted by Royce Young

The Bobcats found a little offense in signing Reggie Williams to a two-year deal this week, but they'll have to wait a little while to see how that investment works out.

Via the Charlotte Observer, just about 24 hours after signing a $5 million deal, Williams will have surgery on a torn meniscus in his right knee and will miss 6-8 weeks. Not that Williams was going to make all the difference in the world, but for a young team that's going to need some offense, he was set to be an important piece off the bench.

Corey Maggette is already in place at small forward, but Williams is a versatile swingman that was likely going to see a solid amount of playing time. At $5 million, he's a quality, high value signing. I'm sure the Bobcats had knowledge of this knee situation before they signed him and maybe that's why Williams didn't have that many other suitors. Who knows.

With the season being so compacted, missing 6-8 weeks is a much bigger than it would otherwise be. That length of time could be around 40 percent of the season, which would be a real shame for both the Bobcats, and Williams.
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