CHARLOTTE, N.C.-- Brendan Haywood is returning home with a purpose.
Haywood, who grew up in Greensboro, made it clear he's coming back the Carolinas with the goal of helping the Charlotte Bobcats turn things around after they finished with the worst record in the NBA last season at 7-59 season.
Claimed off waivers last week from the Dallas Mavericks, the 7-foot Haywood was introduced Thursday at a news conference along with free agent acquisition Ramon Sessions.
Haywood says "Myself and Ramon will be great additions to this team" and "we're looking forward to getting this thing started and help this team be better than it was last season."
Haywood still owns a home in Charlotte and has frequently worked out at the Bobcats facility in the past during the offseason.