Bill Simmons whom im sure all of you know. wrote a kind of mock lottery article or something to that effect and for the first time ever he actually gives Charlotte some love.
read the whole thing if you like, its got some very interesting scenarios throughout the article and most make pretty good sense. but ill drop the Bobcats tidbit here for you lazy mugs out there.
8. Charlotte Bobcats
I'd love to see them pursue Gasol (with the No. 8, the No. 22 and May), re-sign Gerald Wallace and compete with a nucleus of Gasol, Wallace, Ray Felton, Emeka Okafor, Walter Hermann, Adam Morrison and one more free agent swingman like Mo Peterson or Desmond Mason. If they keep the pick, don't they have to take Joakim Noah here? He fits in the "guys who had success in college" theme and gives them a ton of flexibility at the 4/5 spots, right? Whatever they do, I feel like the Bobcats are closer to being good than people realize ... plus, they're the ultimate fantasy team sprung to life, just an ultra-eclectic, improbable mix of recognizable players. If there was ever a franchise that could accommodate a Paul Shirley comeback, this is it.
The VP's verdict: Make a serious run at Gasol, with Noah as the backup plan.
So id agree with that, i know Gasol not the sexiest peice to add... BUT if all we got at 8 is Thorton or Noah...
Losing May McBadknees and Noah is a minimal loss compared to adding a versatile proven 7 foot center. agreed???