Saturday , Apr , 01 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bobcats no longer feeling the Rush, release guard

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats have released guard
Kareem Rush, the club announced on Saturday.

The four-year player appeared in 47 games with the Bobcats this season,
averaging 10.1 points, 2.2 rebounds and 1.1 assists per game. However, Rush
has missed 23 games this season because of injury.

“The Bobcats are about two things — hard work and maximum effort,” Charlotte
general manager and head coach Bernie Bickerstaff said. “With that in mind, we
think that it is best to go in a different direction with Kareem.”

Rush had an injury-plagued tenure in Charlotte since the club acquired him
from the Los Angeles Lakers in December of 2004. He averaged 11.5 points in 34
games during the 2004-05 season, but missed the last 27 games of that campaign
because of a left knee MCL sprain.