Bobcats Exercise Option On Alexis Ajinca

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Alexis Ajinca averaged 2.3 points last season.

October 29, 2009

Charlotte Bobcats General Manager Rod Higgins announced today that the team has exercised its option on Alexis Ajinca for the 2010-11 season.

The 20th overall pick in the 2008 NBA Draft, Ajinca appeared in 31 games as a rookie last season with averages of 2.3 points and 1.0 rebounds in 5.9 minutes. He was assigned to the D-League Sioux Falls Skyforce from March 9-April 12 and averaged 11.9 points, 6.8 rebounds and 1.8 blocks in 22.7 minutes.

An early-entry candidate in the 2008 draft, Ajinca spent the previous two seasons playing professionally in his native France.

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