May 2, 2013; Oakland, CA, USA; Golden State Warriors center Andrew Bogut (12) dunks the ball above Denver Nuggets center JaVale McGee (34) during the third quarter of game six of the first round of the 2013 NBA Playoffs at Oracle Arena. Mandatory Credit: Kelley L Cox-USA TODAY Sports

2013 NBA Draft: Who The Charlotte Bobcats Should Trade their pick for

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.


Tags: 2013 NBA Draft Andrew Bogut Charlotte Bobcats Danny Granger

  • lex

    I dont see any reason why we’d want to go with an older player when he’s on the downside of his career. A move like that makes sense if it makes you a contender but all it would do is take us to a fringe playoff team.

  • Conner David Boyd

    No. Absolutely not. Not with the 2014 draft coming up, not with Granger’s salary, and not with Bogut’s injury problems. McLemore if they can’t keep Henderson and Noel if they can. Noel won’t play until around Christmas, but he sets us up for the future extremely well, and will be a better defender than Bogut.

  • Rahshon Gamble

    No need to trade any pick unless a team
    is willing to take Tyrus Thomas deal.

    Perfect trade would be
    Bobcats get Danny Granger and a 2013 2nd round
    Pacers get a 1st Pick 2013 and Tyrus Thomas.

    2nd trade

    Lakers get MKG and Ben Gordan
    Bobcats get Pau Gasol and 2014 2nd rd pick

    • Tone

      i would keep mkg danny granger pau gasol i take my money on them trying to sign josh smith and trying to find that big man to feel the middle

  • Rahshon Gamble

    Pau Gasol and Danny Graiger would be great for us
    Gasol can pass and score in the paint, and Danny
    is a all around scorer. This would help, Gerald
    Henderson,Kemba and Bismack improve. Plus resigning
    McRoberts wouldnt hurt.

  • Rahshon Gamble

    Lakers would lose Gasol contract, save
    about 5million and have a young defensive
    Minded SF to assist Kobe Byrant in MKG

  • Rahshon Gamble

    Andrew Bogut I think thats a bad idea
    I bet on Pau Gasol anyday

  • Tone

    best thing for the bobcats to do first see if they can get josh smith or trade the number two pick and tyrus thomas to the wolves for williams and the 7th pick so getting rid of a bad contract so you can have money to get somebody who can score just remeber this draft isnt nothing next years going to be crazy bobcats will have three picks in the 1st round two in the top ten

  • Tone

    jorddan needs to stop being cheap spend money they need a coach who can get those players in check