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NBA notebook: Hurting Bobcats sign new forward

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With injuries mounting at small forward, the Charlotte Bobcats signed Chris Douglas-Roberts from the D-League’s Texas Legends and waived forward James Southerland.

Details of the contract were not disclosed.

The Bobcats are dealing with injuries to small forwards Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeffery Taylor.

Douglas-Roberts averaged 18.7 points, 4.3 rebounds and 2.8 assists in 34 minutes in six games for the Legends.

The 6-foot-7 Douglas-Roberts has played in 161 career games for the Nets, Bucks and Mavericks and averaged 7.5 points, 2.1 rebounds and 1.2 assists in 20.3 minutes. He’s shot 44 percent from the field for his career and 83 percent from the free-throw line. Southerland signed with the Bobcats on Sept. 5.

Williams is Nets’ rep

Brooklyn Nets guard Deron Williams was elected as the team’s representative to the NBA players’ union, lending a veteran voice to an organization in transition after the ouster of Executive Director Billy Hunter.

The announcement was made by union attorney Dave Kiefer in a Twitter post. Rookie Mason Plumlee, who played at Duke University, was elected by his teammates as the alternate representative, the post said.

NBA TV sets new high

The Indiana Pacers’ 90-84 victory over the Miami Heat on Tuesday was the most-watched game ever on the league’s NBA TV outlet. The network says Wednesday that the telecast averaged 920,000 viewers, topping out at more than 1 million from 10:15 to 10:30 p.m. The game surpassed the 868,000 total viewers that watched a Lakers-Portland game on Oct. 31, 2012.


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