Yes, it is obviously an option. And actually Bobcats has been a good customer for Suns for 3 years.
-We agreed to select Jahidi White from Suns in the expansion draft and they gave us a 1st rounder(which turned to Sean May). Why? Only to dump White's 5 million salary.
-They gave us Jake Voskuhl for a conditional 2nd rounder. Do you remember the condition? It was "top 55 protected in 2007, after 2007 no condition remains". Of course we're in top 55 and giving it to Lakers not Suns. Result: They just wanted to dump Voskuhl's salary and gave up on him in exchange for basically nothing.
-Before last year's draft, it was highly speculated that Suns would like to trade Shawn Marion to Bulls or somewhere else only to get rid of his contract and go under luxury tax limit.
-They had 2 first round picks last year, but they traded both. They traded Rajon Rondo to Boston to dump Brian Grant's salary, and traded Sergio Rodriguez to Portland only for cash.
After this summer, Barbosa and Diaw's extensions will kick and they'll go very well over the lux. tax limit. So I'm sure they'll be eager to move the picks at 20's, only not to get extra salary and tax.