Whoever ends up a Charlotte Bobcat by way of the second overall selection is going to have an extremely challenging rookie season. The team is terrible, and no one player outside of Anthony Davis stands much of a chance to change that themselves. The Bobcats don't need just one piece. They need as many young players with talent as they can possibly find, and they need them in a hurry. One way they can do that is to acquire multiple picks in the first round of next Thursday's Draft. There's strength in numbers, you guys. Assuming that's a strength Charlotte is looking to develop.
According to reports, the Cleveland Cavaliers have approached or are approaching the Bobcats in order to explore the possibility of trading one of the three other picks they own in addition to pick number four. This from Sports Illustrated's Sam Amick earlier today:
As Charlotte continues to ponder its decision at No. 2, numerous executives expect the Bobcats to be approached by Cleveland (No. 4) about the possibility of swapping picks (if it hasn’t happened already) in order for the Cavaliers to land Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal. While Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving is known to be a huge proponent of drafting North Carolina small forward Harrison Barnes, it appears Beal has shot up their big board just as he has so many others, and it’s widely believed that he won’t get past Washington at No. 3 if they don’t make a move.
The Cavs have four picks (Nos. 4, 24, 33, 34), and those could be enticing to the Bobcats as assets should they decide to pursue both quality and quantity in this draft. It would make some sense, considering they’re coming off such a horrific season (league-record-low winning percentage of .106) and need so much roster help. What’s more, if the widely held opinion that Washington would take Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist at the No. 3 spot if Beal was gone held true, the Bobcats could still get Barnes at No. 4 if that’s the direction they wanted to go. For more on that …
I really don't care what Michael Jordan and the Charlotte Bobcats end up doing to themselves down there, but if they are not looking to make a trade like this one they are completely crazy. Moving back to pick number four isn't going to include that much of a drop-off. Like Amick mentioned, there's even a chance whoever it is their brain-trust is currently targeting, that player could end up still being there two picks later. Thomas Robinson, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Bradley Beal and Harrison Barnes are all huge upgrades over what Charlotte currently has on their roster. Even Andre Drummond is too. There's no need to be picky here, or over-think this thing. If your team is awful, and you can add the 24th pick overall for the price of moving back two spots, you do that. Right now, Charlotte.
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this trading up stuff must run in Cleveland's sports gene pool! what a reem job for poor michael jordan! I know, we can trade for beal and then trade our pick back to miami heat and lebron for them winning a NBA Championship.. that sounds YUMMY doesn't it? Pick BPA and get on with it. NEVER KNOW- we might win one, win one for Cleveland sports fans everywhere!!!!