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Charlotte Bobcats eye more for the No.2 draft pick through trade

6/15/12 in NBA   |   BrianMaddock   |   1429 respect

While there may not be much of a question regarding the New Orleans Hornets’ No.1 draft pick, the Charlotte Bobcats are facing greater perplexity with their No.2 draft pick. The Charlotte Bobcats have a lot to work on this season to be taken the least bit seriously in the league. After a disastrous 7-59 record in the past season, the Charlotte Bobcats were labeled as the worst team in the league.
 
The No.2 draft pick doesn’t offer the Charlotte Bobcats much hope as the New Orleans Hornets most probably utilize their No.1 draft pick on the only reliable franchise player in the drafts. Add to that predicament that until now, no obvious No.2 draft pick has emerged behind Anthony Davis and it may appear as a risky move for the Charlotte Bobcats.
 
However, reportedly Charlotte Bobcats owner Michael Jordan may be looking for other options in return for the No.2 draft pick. Sources familiar with the situation report that Charlotte Bobcats general manager Rich Cho and head coach Rod Higgins have reservations regarding making a gamble on the No.2 draft pick, even with talented rookies like Bradley Beal, Harrison Barnes, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson and Andre Drummond.
 
The Charlotte Bobcats averaged only 87point per game last season, thus Bradley Beal and Harrison Barnes could potentially bring some energy to the team’s offense.  Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Thomas Robinson may be able to work at the defensive end, especially after ranking 27th in the league after the Charlotte Bobcats averaged 100.9 points allowed per game. Although Andre Drummond may have some notable physical strengths, still a No.2 draft pick on him could lead to a lot of unexpected outcomes.
 
It is an undisputed fact that the Charlotte Bobcats will be way better-off trading their No.2 draft pick for a franchise player from around the league. The Charlotte Bobcats have a lot of areas that need addressing. By trading the No.2 draft pick Charlotte Bobcats may not only be able to acquire an reliable veteran player, but they can even could get an additional asset to shape for the future by moving down in the drafts.
 
Now, word is around that the Charlotte Bobcats may try to trade-in their No.2 draft pick for Oklahoma City Thunder’s James Harden or even Memphis Grizzlies’ Rudy Gay. A CBS source reported that Oklahoma City Thunders are already are already burdened by Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook’s contracts, since both players will draw in a combined $29 million for next season. Serge Ibaka and James Harden are expected to demand equally lucrative salaries for next season, which just may tempt the franchise to trade the latter.
 
Other sources claim that the Toronto Raptors, Sacramento Warriors and Charlotte Bobcats have all shown interest in Rudy Gay. But after the sale of the Memphis Grizzlies, it appears highly   unlikely that the franchise will part with its’ star forward.
 
For now, the Charlotte Bobcats’ decision on the No.2 pick still remains shrouded in rumors. However, its deep draft and we will have much to think about in the summers about how the Charlotte Bobcats intend to change their game dynamics.
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