Bobcats re-sign Voskuhl for two years, $4 million

Updated: August 15, 2006, 2:29 PM ET
Associated Press

CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The Charlotte Bobcats re-signed center Jake Voskuhl to a two-year, $4 million deal on Tuesday.

He'll have the option to become an unrestricted free agent after one year, his agent Mark Bartelstein said.

Voskuhl averaged 5.3 points and 3.6 rebounds for Charlotte last season as a backup to starting center Primoz Brezec.

"Bringing Jake back to our team provides experienced depth at the center position," Bobcats coach and general manager Bernie Bickerstaff said. "Jake has been a solid contributor for us on both ends of the court."

The 28-year-old Voskuhl, acquired last summer from Phoenix in exchange for a conditional second-round draft pick, missed 31 games last season with various injuries. He came on late in the season, scoring 18 points against Detroit in March.

A former second-round pick by Chicago in 2000, Voskuhl played on Connecticut's 1999 national championship team.

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