Right now I can only think of two guys worth missing out on Anthony Bennett or Ben McLemore for.
Both of them make a lot money (and are worth the money), both of them have a history of injury, and both are still in the playoffs… Well… Technically.
The first guy I’m talking about is Danny Granger.
Yeah, yeah, yeah. The Bobcats already have their small forward of the future.
If they could get Granger, the Bobcats would have their small forward of the present. Granger is a career 18 pts per game scorer, 5.2 rbs per game rebounder and 38 percent three point shooter.
Also, the Pacers don’t really need Granger. They’re not (I’m assuming) moving Paul George to the bench to make room for him in the starting lineup once he’s healed next year. They’re also not (I’m assuming) putting Granger (and his massive salary) on the bench next year either. Something’s gotta give.
The other guy the Bobcats should be making calls about is Andrew Bogut. He’s averaged 12 points and nine rebounds for his career, but he’s also averaged over two assists and 1.5 blocks. He’s rarely played more than 70 games in a season, but he’s also only played in less than 65 contests just twice (excluding the lockout shortened year).
Bogut would give the ‘Cats a great paint defender, rebounder and offensive presence inside.
If the Bobcats do trade their first rounder, it would be surprising if they moved it for neither of these two.