The Charlotte Bobcats are sending two draft picks —- their 2005 2nd rounder previously acquired from Atlanta, and their 2008 2nd round slot — to the Los Angeles Lakers in exchange for 3rd year guard Kareem Rush.

Rush, averaging just shy of 7 minutes per game for L.A. this season, is expected to feature prominently for the expansion Bobcats.

Charlotte, winners over the Knicks on Saturday, are currently leading the Clippers, 36-34 midway through the 2nd quarter at the Staples Center, the only arena in the NBA named after a typing instructor.

Milwaukee has signed free agent guard Kendall Gill. Gill, a 14 year veteran with stops in Seattle, Charlotte, Minnesota, Miami, New Jersey and Chicago, is expected to be available for the Bucks when they visit Indiana tomorrow night.

(as we couldn’t find a recent picture of Kendall Gill rocking the high-top fade, you’ll have to settle for Andy Gill being strangled by Jon King)