Who knows right now what the Charlotte Bobcats will look like tonight. We know Jason Richardson definitely won't be there after being traded to Phoenix last night. Boris Diaw and Raja Bell might join the Bobcats tonight, but might not be in uniform. And Gerald Wallace might not play either. He's been away from the team since his grandmother passed away over the weekend. That would leave the Bobcats without their two top scorers (Richardson and Wallace).
"We just have to be ready to play," Mavs coach Rick Carlisle said. "People say the guys in the trade aren't going to be here tonight, you never know, I've seen it go the other way where guys show up. Gerald Wallace has been at a family funeral and he's not supposed to be here, but you never know, he may show up. We have to take care of our game and come out and play a full 48."
-- Jeff Caplan