After their 7-59 season, the worst season in history in percentage terms, the Charlotte Bobcats have to feel cheated that the 2012 NBA Draft Lottery prevented them from getting the first pick in the 2012 NBA Draft. It wasn't only the first pick that the Bobcats lost, but they lost the chance to draft a franchise-changing player in Anthony Davis.
And to make matters worse Davis is the only franchise-changing player in the 2012 NBA Draft. There is a huge drop off this year between Anthony Davis and the next group of lottery picks, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, Thomas Robinson, Andre Drummond and Bradley Beal.
We, at NetScouts Basketball, feel the players projected to be picked at No. 2 through No. 5 are not sure All-Stars and we have questions concerning their potential.
Additionally, the No.2 pick has not exactly been a sure thing in recent years. The year 2000 brought Stromile Swift to Vancouver with the No. 2 pick. Detroit selected Darko Milicic at No. 2 in 2003. Marvin Williams hasn't been the All-Star Atlanta thought he'd be when he was selected No. 2 in 2005. And Memphis really wishes they picked someone other than Hasheem Thabeet at No. 2 in 2009. Perhaps James Harden.
So what should the Bobcats do? Let's review the options.