Responding to a report that suggested the Bobcats are shopping last year's second overall pick, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, GM Rich Cho appeared on WFNZ-AM 610 in Charlotte this morning to shoot down the MKG rumors, as Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer details.
"No. We’re not shopping him," Cho said. "We get calls about all our players. It’s my job to take calls. We’re not shopping MKG."
While Cho's comments don't entirely rule out the possibility of a Kidd-Gilchrist trade, they do indicate that the team isn't being active in pursuing a deal. According to the initial report, Charlotte was shopping MKG with the intention of drafting Otto Porter at No. 4 overall. However, Bonnell hears from a source that the Wizards are "highly likely" to draft Porter third overall, which is in line with what Chad Ford of ESPN.com reported yesterday.
Cho went on to say that the teams listed as suitors for Kidd-Gilchrist in the initial report are "100% false," and that the Bobcats still like MKG, feeling that he had a good rookie season.