Report: Bobcats have five offers for No. 2 pick
TNT’s David Aldridge is reporting the Charlotte Bobcats have a handful of offers on the table for the anybody-but-Anthony Davis sweepstakes.
Source: Bobcats have five legit offers they're currently exploring to trade the second pick overall in tonight's NBA Draft.—
David Aldridge (@daldridgetnt) June 28, 2012
According to an earlier report, in order for the Bobcats to relinquish the No. 2 pick, they will try to unload Tyrus Thomas and his $26 million contract.
The Bobcats are coming off a season to forget. Compiling the worst winning percentage in NBA history, Charlotte narrowly missed receiving the No. 1 overall pick, which is understood by all to be Kentucky forward Anthony Davis.
Regardless of what they do, general manager Rich Cho and team owner Michael Jordan will make tonight the biggest draft decision in the history of the young franchise. After dealing Corey Maggette to the Detroit Pistons in exchange for Ben Gordon, it seemed the Bobcats had settled on taking Kansas’ Thomas Robinson.
Charlotte needs a power forward with the departure of Maggette, but wing scoring is also a hole that needs filling. Florida’s Bradley Beal, Kentucky’s Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and North Carolina’s Harrison Barnes are all possibilities for the Bobcats at No. 2, as well.