Travis Leslie. At the Pre-Draft Combine prior to the 2011 Draft, Leslie measured in at 6'4.25" with a 6'10.5" Wingspan and 8'7" Standing Reach. If those numbers weren't impressive enough he also had a 40.5" vertical leap. Some of you may remember the name because of his infamous posterization of DeMarcus Cousins:
He was cut by the L.A. Clippers in October and has been playing for the Santa Cruz Warriors in the D-League and has been tearing it up. In 8 games this season while playing 29.4 MPG, Leslie is averaging 17.0 PPG and 8.8 RPG from the SG position. Even more impressively he is shooting 55% from the floor.
Leslie is still only 22 years of age and I believe would be a great pickup for the Bobcats. It is obvious that Jeff Adrien is just a body to take up a seat on the bench and I think Leslie would bring a lot more to the team. I know we are guard heavy but just take a look at his measurables and his production in the NBADL. He has young legs, is great in the open court, can finish at the rim, and is a high volume rebounder for his position.
Mr. Cho, you can get him cheap and he is a very low risk and potential very high reward player. I think he has the potential to be the backup SG of the future for the Cats.
Have you not looked at our roster lately?
A 6'4 shooting guard isn't going to solve any of our problems, unless he happens to be Dwayne Wade.
Travis Leslie is not Dwayne Wade. (*Ramon Sessions might be more open to Leslie joining the team because of that*)