Sources: Bobcats sign Moon from D-League for rest of season
Jamario Moon was playing with the L.A. D-Fenders of the Development League
The Bobcats (7-51) are on their way to finishing with the worst record in the NBA
Moon has consistently trailed off since his rookie season with the Raptors
Veteran small forward Jamario Moon has signed with Charlotte through the end of the season, sources told SI.com.
Moon, who had been playing with the L.A. D-Fenders of the NBA Development League since early March, will be joining his fifth team in five seasons. With the Bobcats (7-51) well on their way to finishing with the worst record in the league, it's a chance to preview a player who could become part of their woefully shallow talent pool in the future.
Moon has started in 157 of the 278 games in his NBA career, but his production has consistently trailed off since his rookie season in Toronto that remains his best (8.5 points, 6.2 rebounds, 27.8 minutes per game). It's hardly the first time he's had to take the unconventional route into the league, as he played previously for the CBA, WBA, a team in Mexico and even spent time as a member of the Harlem Globetrotters.
He averaged 17.7 points in 12 games with the D-Fenders this season (48.5 percent shooting from the field and 39.6 percent from three-point range), and scored 25 points in his one playoff appearance. The D-Fenders, who set a new D-League regular season record by finishing 38-12 and are looking to go up 2-0 on Iowa in their first-round playoff series Saturday night, have had eight call-ups this season under former Golden State and Sacramento head coach Eric Musselman.