Bobcats Looking for Star with Draft Pick?
(Kemba) Walker, (Bismack) Biyombo, (D.J.) Augustin and (Gerald) Henderson are not stars. They are players you fit around your star. The Bobcats don’t have a star. They don’t have anybody who can keep them in a game, lift teammates and offer fans hope that, as long as he’s in town, the franchise has possibilities.
Whatever Charlotte does with the No. 2 pick, it can’t fail. I know how trite that sentence is. That it is trite doesn’t make it less true.
If the NBA had a Class AAA franchise, it would be Charlotte. The beauty of minor league baseball is watching players develop. If they reach the major leagues, you feel as if they’re yours.
Should the Bobcats trade the pick? If they do, it should not be for lesser picks. In the NBA a very good player is worth at least two good players and a good player is worth at least two players who are pretty good.
The Bobcats need a star and they need him now. I like Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, but acknowledge that he’s a gamble. Kansas power forward Thomas Robinson is safer. He might be (Emeka) Okafor. Be still my heart. Kidd-Gilchrist could be much more.