Wednesday , Nov , 01 , 2006 C.Y. Ellis

Bobcats to start season without Brezec

Charlotte, NC (Sports Network) – The Charlotte Bobcats will begin the 2006-07
NBA campaign without starting center Primoz Brezec. The 7-foot-1 Brezec could
miss up to two weeks because of exhaustion and dehydration.

“We feel that rest is the best overall care for Primoz. We realize the season
is 82 games and five months long,” team physician Dr. Joe Garcia said in a
statement. “With this period of rest, Primoz should be back to 100 percent
strength for the remainder of the season.”

The 27-year-old Brezec, who spent the summer playing for his native Slovenia
on its World Championships team, is entering his sixth season in the league.
He spent the first three years of his career with the Indiana Pacers.

Last season, Brezec averaged 12.4 points and 5.6 rebounds in 79 contests. He
has played in 213 games during his career.