When the season began, the Charlotte Bobcats had an outside chance at finishing the season with three first round draft picks.
Sadly for those in the Queen City, the Detroit Pistons probably won’t finish outside of the top 14, so that leaves Charlotte with two first round picks right now.
“How is that possible?” you ask.
Well, the ‘Cats have their very own first rounder, and, because of the Gerald Wallace trade, and the Portland Trailblazers’ borderline playoff season, they have another one, too.
Right now those picks would be at least top four (Charlotte has the worst winning percentage in the league) and No. 15.
With picks one-through-four, the Bobcats would probably be looking at Cody Zeller, Shabazz Muhammad, Ben McLemore and Anthony Bennett (no, not Nerlens Noel in my opinion).
At 15, they’d be looking at Marcus Smart, Isaiah Austin and maybe Glenn Robinson.
As a pair, it’d be hard to beat the guard/center combos of Cody Zeller and Marcus Smart or Ben McLemore and Isaiah Austin.
Muhammad and Robinson are unlikely choices, since Charlotte drafted two small forwards last year.
Unless the Trailblazers completely collapse over the course of the second half of the season, the ‘Cats will two picks in the 2013 NBA draft.