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Report: Bobcats are shopping No. 2 pick around

Jun 8, 2012, 9:57 AM EDT

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There is a lock No. 1 pick in this draft, Anthony Davis is a likely franchise player that any general manager would take without thinking.

But then it gets tough — there are a lot of good players, a lot of depth, but every guy left has question marks. Nobody else is a lock. Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist sometimes gets compared to Gerald Wallace — a very good player, but not a guy you want with the No. 2 pick. Kidd-Gilchrist could be better than that, but there are questions.

So the Bobcats want out. A tweet from Alex Kennedy of Hoopsworld confirms other rumors buzzing around.

The Charlotte Bobcats are shopping the second overall pick, according to multiple sources.

Good luck with that.

With this deep draft, there is no reason to give up assets to move up from say No. 7 to No. 2, unless some team falls in love with a player. The Bobcats need help everywhere with everything, so they can be open to varied deals, but still why would another team do it? The same is true for pretty much every top 10 pick, but it’s going to be hard to get actual value for it.

  1. cakemixa - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:00 AM

    Lol, the Bobcats will always suck.

    • dacapt704 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:11 AM

      How original..I bet you put a lot of thought into that inciteful comment didnt you? I hope you realize that this team has ONLY been in existence for 8 years…and they were in the playoffs as a 7 seed just 3 seasons ago…im just sayin

      • dacapt704 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:13 AM

        *INSIGHTFUL….I was thinking about you INCITING me to violence with that lame comment

      • zblott - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:18 PM

        For comparison’s sake, here is what the other “new” teams (added since 1980) have done in their first 8 years:

        DALLAS (1981): playoffs in 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th years — made West Conf Finals in 8th
        MEMPHIS (1996): no playoffs in 8 years, but playoffs in each of next 3
        MIAMI (1989): playoffs in 4th, 6th, and 8th seasons
        MINNESOTA (1990): playoffs in 8th season, and next 7 seasons
        NEW ORL (1989): playoffs in 5th and 7th seasons, and 7 of next 8 seasons
        ORLANDO (1990): playoffs in 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th years — made Finals in 6th
        TORONTO (1996): playoffs in 5th, 6th, 7th seasons

        Sorry @dacapt704, but Charlotte’s on possibly the worst track of every new team in the last 30 years.

      • blueintown - Jun 8, 2012 at 4:31 PM

        zblott – you compiled and posted all that information instead of doing what?

      • zblott - Jun 8, 2012 at 6:42 PM

        It did take almost 4 minutes, so I’m guessing I did that instead of going to work 4 minutes earlier, but can’t be sure. It’s funny how easy info is to find and sort when you actually have some clue where to look.

      • zblott - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:01 PM

        Are people stupid? Go to the below link and tell me it would take more than 4-5 minutes to compile the info I did. Why do so many readers on here give down thumbs to people who actually have facts when defending their opinions?

  2. patfic15 - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:27 AM

    Apart from the Nets and Billy King, I would argue to Cats are the worst run franchise around. Sure a few years can fix that, but so far…..nadda.

    • knightrider1755 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:35 AM

      You forgot the Knicks.

      • Mr. Wright 212 - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:56 PM

        ^^^^ This moron knightrider…

  3. lastdukestreetking - Jun 8, 2012 at 10:51 AM

    As long as the Maloofs still own the Kings, all other teams take a backseat in incompetence.

  4. Richard Phillips - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:06 AM

    #2 and Bismark Byombo to Orlando for Dwight Howard. BOOM.

    • heat256 - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:43 PM

      LMAO!!!! Howard would retire before he goes to CHA. There’s just no way.

  5. joshm5683 - Jun 8, 2012 at 11:21 AM

    I like how some people say this draft is weak and some say its strong depending on the angle of the particular article. I do agree that MKG isn’t a good pick for #2 and if they are stuck with it, they might as well go for Drummond who has some upside and risk him being a bust. Its not like they can get much worse at this point.

  6. makeham98 - Jun 8, 2012 at 1:37 PM

    I guess he didn’t put much thought into his “inciteful” retort.

  7. 00maltliquor - Jun 8, 2012 at 3:34 PM

    There’s no way they should trade that second pick unless they get a top 20 player with more then 3 years left on his contract. And even then I personally wouldn’t do that.

  8. biggestredmiami - Jun 8, 2012 at 4:56 PM

    Are you sure the Bobcats wouldn’t want to waste a #2 pick on a guy who is like Gerald Wallace? He happens to be the Bobcats all-time leading scorer and New Jersey gave up a first round pick to get him for 2 months this year. Not saying that Wallace is worthy of a #2 pick, but a guy like that is an essential piece. I mean they were better with him, weren’t they?

  9. bigzant82 - Jun 8, 2012 at 5:20 PM


  10. bleed4philly - Jun 8, 2012 at 9:50 PM

    We’ll take it! You can have Iggy.

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