The Bobcats set an NBA record for futility during the 2011/2012 season as the team finished the year with the lowest winning percentage in league history. Fast forward to earlier this evening and the Bobcats, with the best chance to secure the top spot in the NBA draft, lost out on the opportunity to select consensus first-overall pick Anthony Davis to the Hornets, who are partying like it's Mardi Gras in New Orleans. Instead of having the chance to stock the roster with a seemingly sure-fire franchise player, owner Michael Jordan and his front office will have to continue the rebuilding process by finding the best fit with the second pick. Here's the latest news and happenings from the Bobcats…
- Luckily for the Bobcats, the team has needs at practically every position on the court, writes Tom Ziller of SB Nation. While Charlotte considers Kemba Walker and Bismack Biyombo to be the cornerstones of the franchise, many teams would not rank them in the top-3 at their respective positions on some rosters. Ziller suggests that many of the available players will certainly help improve the Bobcats play next season, but none of them come close to what Davis could have brought to the team.
- Rick Bonnell of the Charlotte Observer says there are at least six players for Charlotte to consider now that the Bobcats will be selecting second next month in the draft. What makes the choice difficult for the Bobcats is the fact that any of the second-ranked through seventh-ranked players could go anywhere in the top 10 of the draft as they are all of similar ability. Look for the Bobcats to eventually settle on Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist as he will help instill a winner's mentality in Charlotte.
- The Bobcats need to select Florida's Bradley Beal with the second pick of the draft, tweets Jeff Goodman of CBSSports.com. Beal starred for the Gators during his freshman year in Gainesville as he led the team to the Elite Eight during March Madness. While Beal is a good athlete, the knock against him is that he is 6-foot-3 rather than his listed college height of 6-foot-5.