View Full Version : Trade Deadline Central
02-21-2006, 10:47 PM
I decided to create a central location for all Charlotte Bobcats rumors and rumors of rumors prior to the Thursday deadline.
First on the list is this tidbit:
It loos like the New Jersey Nets have been contacted by a few young building teams inquiring about their multiple first round draft picks. Please Oh Please let one of those teams be the Bobcats.
02-22-2006, 04:38 AM
The Bobcats do not neccessarily need another teams draft pick. Inless a miracle happens the Bobcats will have a lottery pick. They will have that pick and a second round pick. They already have three wonderful young players with a lot of talent in Okafor, May, and Felton. The number one priority for them should be a SF or SG. If they cannot get this through a trade (which they won\'t) they can easily get it in the draft. Because of the all the college players leaving early last year this won\'t be a deep draft, but there is a lot of talent for a lottery pick. Since this would only help in one area I suggest they trade there lottery pick for help. With the trade of a player and the 1st rd pick they can accomplish this. There are teams out there that are willing to give up a couple quality players for a top 5-10 pick.
02-22-2006, 10:52 PM
Welcome to the board! I agree with you that they\'ll be able to address their SG and/or SF position in the 2006 draft, (hopefully with Adam Morrison). But I\'d be floored if they give up their lottery pick for a player. Trading down a few slots wouldn\'t surprise me though.
02-23-2006, 09:56 PM
Nothing..... Not a damned thing!!!! The 3:00pm trade deadline comes and goes without a whimper.
We have 2 players that could have helped out a playoff caliber roster, that aren\'t going to be part of the long term plans for the Bobcats. Yet Bickerstaff couldn\'t strike a deal that would return us something of value for either one of these players????
Melvin Ely at the end of this season he\'ll be a restricted free agent, and you can bet your last dollar that some team is going to make him a contract offer at a level that the Bobcats will not be willing to match. And why would he want them to match anyway, because theres no way he\'d be getting starters minutes with a healthy Sean May and Emeka Okafor back in the lineup.
And Brevin Knight... Detroit openly fiended for a solid backup point guard. Yet our beloved GM couldn\'t work anything out?
AND don\'t even get me started on him believing that Kareem Rush for Reggie Evans not being a good enough offer.
I think I\'m going to be sick.
02-23-2006, 10:29 PM
I just can\'t believe that not a single decent offer was made for Ely or Knight. Our beloved GM must have been holding out for something that he couldn\'t get like a first rounder.
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