Trade Rumors: Chris Bosh for Bobcats' first-round pick

Bobcats could look to deal No. 4 pick for Chris Bosh

6/10/13 in NBA   |   Matthew_Shovlin   |   735 respect

With the lack of elite talent at the top of this year's NBA Draft, a lot of teams in rebuilding mode are looking to trade down and acquire more quality players. One of those rebuilding teams are the Charlotte Bobcats, who currently hold the fourth overall pick in the draft. Reports say that the Bobcats want to make a big splash this summer, and are interested in trading that fourth pick for an All-Star-caliber player.
Blog Photo - Trade Rumors: Chris Bosh for Bobcats' first-round pick
There is also heavy speculation that the Miami Heat will look into the possibility of trading Chris Bosh. The Heat are in need of an inside presence who can rebound and play in the post. Bosh put up a career-low 6.8 rebounds per game in 2012-13, while also taking the most threes and least shots in the paint of his career.

By making a Bosh-to-Charlotte trade, the Bobcats would receive the long-awaited face of the franchise that they have been looking for. They currently boast the worst frontcourt in the NBA, and Bosh would give it a huge boost by returning to the role he played with the Toronto Raptors. In 2009-10, Bosh averaged 24.0 points on 51.8% shooting with 10.8 rebounds per game.

For the Heat, this trade could allow them to draft a player who better compliments LeBron James and Dwyane Wade. Chris Andersen - better known as "Birdman" - has excelled for the Heat down low this postseason - imagine if they got a truly skilled, post-playing big man. A player like Alex Len from Maryland could be in play if the Heat do indeed trade for the fourth overall pick. Power forward Anthony Bennett is considered by many to be a better prospect than Len, but he is a bit of a hybrid small/power forward, and Len would be the better fit.

This trade scenario is nothing more than speculation right now, but considering the rumors that are floating around, it makes sense. Sending Bosh to Charlotte for the fourth overall pick could easily end up benefiting both teams. That being said, it is nothing more than a rumor at this point.
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