The Bobcats travel to Atlanta to complete their preseason schedule. It’ll be the preseason debut for two new Bobcats: Bismack Biyombo, who was Charlotte’s seventh-overall pick in the 2011 NBA Draft, and center Byron Mullens, who was acquired via trade from the Oklahoma City Thunder.
Mullens didn’t get much burn in the NBA and spent a good bit of time in the NBADL last season, where he put up decent numbers. Bobcats head coach Paul Silas has a history with Mullens, going back to his days coaching a High School All-Star team that Byron was a part of.
Biyombo get his first taste of NBA action tonight after clearing his contract situation with FIBA.
It’s likely that both Corey Maggette and Tyrus Thomas will be out for tonight’s game due to injury, which means we’ll probably see a lot of Biyombo and Mullens.