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Bobcats general manager Rich Cho says it will take ''something enticing'' for the team to trade away the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft.
So far nothing tantalizing enough has come along.
That could change before the start of Thursday night's NBA draft though. While Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins says the team ''likes the No. 2 pick'' he's quick to concede there's been ''a ton of interest'' from teams interested in acquiring the pick.
He says the team will keep its options open.
The Bobcats got a head start on shaking up their roster Tuesday night when they traded Corey Maggette to Detroit for Ben Gordon and a future first-round draft pick in what's expected to be the first of several roster moves this offseason.
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Oh Corey, sweet, sorry, injured Corey. We barely got to know you as a Bobcat, and now, you are gone. Stephen Jackson and Shaun Livingston to swap picks and bring in Maggette, last year on draft day, worked. It was worth it to get Bismack Biyombo, or was it Kemba? This time around, Corey Maggette [...]
General manager Rich Cho says it will take ''something enticing'' for the Bobcats to trade away the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft.
Cho won't say exactly what that entails.
For now the Bobcats haven't received a tantalizing enough offer and still own the rights to the No. 2 pick, although that could certainly change before the start of Thursday night...
The Charlotte Bobcats ended the regular season with the lowest winning percentage in the history of the Association and Charlotte General Manager Rich Choi, is on a mission to get his club back on track as soon as possible. The former G.M. of the Portland Trail Blazers, has already been busy two days before the NBA Draft, as the “Charlotte Observer” reported Tuesday night, that...
We are less than 48 hours away from the 2012 NBA Draft and the Charlotte Bobcats are dealing. In a confirmed report from Yahoo Sports’, Adrian Wojnarowski, the Bobcats have traded forward Corey Maggette to the Detroit Pistons for guard Ben Gordon and a lottery protected first round draft pick in 2013.
Ten years earlier, Joe Dumars convinced Michael Jordan to take Jerry Stackhouse off his hands and send a younger, less expensive one-dimensional player back to the Detroit Pistons. That player was Rip Hamilton, who blossomed into an all-time Pistons great, learned to be a solid perimeter defender, and gave the Pistons financial flexibility. Fast forward [...]
The Bobcats have acquired Ben Gordon and a lottery protected 2013 pick in a trade with the Pistons for Corey Maggette.
The short answer is no. If you look at the picture even Ben Gordon thinks my headline was a feeble attempt to link a relatively meaningless trade that took place late last night to the NBA Draft tomorrow. The long answer, though, is that Charlotte's trade with Detroit for Ben Gordon may justify the draft pick they were about to make anyways a little bit more.