Former first-round pick Patrick O’Bryant has been invited to the Charlotte Bobcats training camp, according to the Charlotte Observer. Training camp begins October 1 from Asheville, NC.
O’Bryant is listed at seven feet and 260 pounds and spent two seasons at Bradley before declaring for the NBA Draft. He was the ninth overall selection in 2006 by the Golden State Warriors, when team president Rod Higgins was general manager. O’Bryant played two seasons with the Warriors before the team decided not to exercise his option for a third season.
The Bobcats want to improve their size and rebounding, though it’s unclear whether O’Bryant would have a positive impact on either after three seasons away from the league.
The Bobcats have 12 guaranteed contracts on the roster. They have already extended training camp invitations to Syracuse’s James Southerland and Virginia Commonwealth’s Troy Daniels. Both players were good three-point shooters in college, which fits the Bobcats desires to improve perimeter shooting. Washington’s Abdul Gaddy is also rumored to have accepted a training camp invitation from the Bobcats.