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Bobcats plan to work out six players for No. 2 pick

May 31, 2012, 7:17 PM EDT

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Charlotte has a tough choice ahead of it.

It’s not a question of needs — you should always draft the best player available anyway, but in this case the Bobcats need everything. So charlotte is going to take a good look at the available players, team president Rod Higgins told the Charlotte Observer.

Higgins said the Bobcats would work out at least six players for the No. 2 spot. He also said they anticipate trade interest in the pick from other teams.

“Some other teams are going to call us about No. 2,’’ Higgins said. “We’re going to get some interest there until the pick is called’’ on draft night.

The two most likely picks are the energetic and athletic small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist out of Kentucky or the power forward Thomas Robinson out of Kansas, who could provide great play for them at both ends of the floor. But you can bet high-risk, high-reward big man Andre Drummond will get a look, as will Florida guard Bradley Beal (maybe the best shooter in the draft) and Ohio State power forward Jared Sullinger.

As I said before, I likely take Robinson or Kidd-Gilchrist, but I would take a long, hard look at Drummond because he could develop into a superstar if you believe he has the mental focus to do it. He could evolve the way Andrew Bynum did, but he also could be another Kwame Brown, and that has to scare Bobcats owner Michael Jordan.

  1. bchapman2011 - May 31, 2012 at 7:35 PM

    Losing out on the first pick has set Charlotte back another 3 or 4 years. Devastating blow not being able to draft Anthony Davis.

    • bdeviled11 - May 31, 2012 at 8:51 PM

      And drafting Harrison Barnes at 2 will set them back 5 or 6 years.

  2. ss3walkman - May 31, 2012 at 8:09 PM

    I’m not so sold on Anthony Davis. Could be in part due to his McDonald’s unibrow.

  3. jagsfan11 - May 31, 2012 at 8:50 PM

    Bradley Beal repping UF yeahhh budddayyyyy!!

  4. zacmonte - May 31, 2012 at 10:14 PM

    In my opinion, the best bet at #2 is MKG and not to look back unless T-Rob surprinsingly measures out to be 6’10” which I doubt will happen. MKG has the athleticism, the drive, work ethic, talent, and he plays his heart out on the floor. Outside of Davis, I see him as the most likely prospect in this draft to develop into a superstar. At the moment I think T-Rob is a better player but MKG has much more upside without the risk of Andre Drummond.
    But, with how deep this draft is, you might be better off trading back and acquiring more picks to bring in two quality players (And possibly still picking up Barnes later for ticket sales, that would be the bobcats thing to do).

  5. 00maltliquor - Jun 1, 2012 at 1:36 AM

    If they scout right and draft smart, that #2 pick could be a blessing in disguise. For real!

  6. davidly - Jun 1, 2012 at 8:52 AM

    They should take all six… when nobody’s looking.

  7. klownboy - Jun 1, 2012 at 10:07 AM

    Robinson wouldn’t be a bad pick at number 2, though MKG is the 2nd rated player in the draft…

  8. royistheboy - Jun 1, 2012 at 1:51 PM

    Really hoping the Bobcats take Robinson so my Cavs can get either Beal or MKG at #4 (rather than Barnes). Either that or the Cavs trade up.

  9. fanz928 - Jun 2, 2012 at 7:31 PM

    They should get MGk

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