The Bobcats suffered a setback to their offseason as they came up short on Wednesday during the NBA draft lottery and lost out on the top pick to the Hornets. Team owner Michael Jordan and his front office are now tasked with maximizing the value of the second pick in the draft especially when there are at least six prospects who could be deemed worthy of being selected after Anthony Davis come June. HoopsWorld's Joel Brigham has the latest news and rumors surrounding the draft including which player the Bobcats could take second and end up with a key piece to build around moving forward...
- The Bobcats are exploring the possibility of trading the second pick in the draft, but Brigham says such a move would prove to be a mistake. One proposed trade has the Cavaliers sending the Bobcats the fourth pick and the #24 pick in exchange for the second pick. Unless the Bobcats can net an All-Star player by trading the pick, Charlotte should keep the selection and draft Kansas' Thomas Robinson.
- While Anthony Davis has earned the distinction of being the consensus top pick in the NBA draft, Robinson has a chance to be an equally-successful NBA player. Brigham suggests Robinson has one of the most NBA-ready bodies in the draft given his height in combination with his muscular build. There's no denying Davis offers a unique skill-set that makes scouts drool over his potential, but Robinson's leadership in the locker room and intangibles make him a consolation prize that could rewrite the script for the Bobcats' future.
- The Cavs were met with disappointment when they failed to win the lottery for a second year in a row as the team fantasized over the potential pairing of Davis with Kyrie Irving. Now slotted to select fourth, the Cavs are exploring the possibility of trading the pick along with their #24 pick to the Trail Blazers. The deal would send Cleveland's picks to Portland in exchange for the Trail Blazers' sixth and #11 selections.