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At this point on the big board, things are out of control and impossible to predict. Stock can soar, players can randomly attract teams, and things happen in the first round that surprise everyone.
So I'll talk about a few players that could be left on the board at this point and how they can help Charlotte.
First of all, if the Bobcats choose to pass John Jenkins at 24 and he is still there at 31, they would be foolish to pass him up at that point. I've already talked about him, so we'll talk about a few other players instead.
English is the backup plan if the Bobcats screw up by not getting Jenkins. He has an excellent jump shot and could provide valuable minutes off the bench right from the start. He averaged a ridiculous .521 from the field (as a guard) and shot .459 from behind the arc, which are even better numbers than Jenkins. He has two inches on Jenkins and could be used as a hybrid SG/SF.
I think the 'Cats should draft him even if they get Jenkins. Another huge steal.
The Bobcats also need size on their roster, and since we've gone small so far in the draft up to this point (assuming MKG, John Jenkins, Kim English), the 'Cats would be wise to take a look at the Turkish Furkan Aldemir.
With Galatasaray in the Turkish Basketball League, Aldemir averaged 8.5 PPG and 6.9 RPG in 21 MPG. He's only 20 years old, and at 2011's U-20 European Championship, he averaged 14.8 PPG, 15.9 RBG and 1.7 BPG.
He's relatively unproven, but the TBL has some talent. And at the 33rd or 34th pick, going for high-ceiling size is not a bad thing, considering the fact that the Bobcats are a fairly small team. He could be a project pick, but eventually a real steal in the draft.
Cunningham, another shoot-first guard at 6'4" is slotted to be the Bobcats 31st pick on NBAdraft.net. Cunningham, unlike both Jenkins and English, however, has excellent athletic abilities and has the best shot at making it out of role-player status.
A good shooter and an excellent defender, I would actually be really surprised if he made it all the way to the second round for the Bobcats to select. He could become a very good shooting guard in the league one day, and his athleticism and potential are extremely intriguing.
Taylor was Jenkins' teammate at Vanderbilt for three years, and drafting him to come off the bench with Jenkins in games could provide some interesting chemistry.
I'm not really sure why Taylor has fallen so far in the draft because he is probably the best overall player on this slide. He is 6'7" and averaged 16.5 PPG, 5.8 RPG and 1.8 APG in his final year at Vandy.
I think many are concerned about his height to be a SF. Six-foot-seven is kind of tweener territory between SG and SF, but Taylor plays fully like a SF.
I've watched several scouting videos for Taylor (and every player on this list), and I can honestly say he's a gifted athlete who could come off the bench behind MKG and provide much the same type of presence. I doubt Taylor will ever be an elite scorer in the league, but he excels defensively and can rebound, and pairing him with Jenkins might not be such a bad idea. He's a low-risk pick with a high upside for a pick in the high 30s.
(Note: I know I talked about four players on this slide for a maximum of three draft spots, but this was more of just an evaluation on who could be available at this time.)