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To say the Charlotte franchise and its fans were disappointed when the New Orleans Hornets obtained the rights to the No. 1 overall draft pick might be the biggest understatement about the entire NBA Draft.
Ending up with No. 2 pick, the Michael Jordan lead Bobcats missed out on the only true superstar prospect in Anthony Davis.
That's not a promising start to the lottery for the team that set the NBA record for the worst season in NBA history.
One thought about the Bobcats at No. 2 is that they can take any player. This thought process is rationalizing that they are so void of talent at every position that any prospect can help them as they move toward the future.
But this pick has to go even further. This pick will have to deal with career long comparisons to Anthony Davis.
This pick has to immediately signal the direction and future of this franchise. The player that is picked here has to instantly become the face of the franchise and the cornerstone that the Bobcats build around for the future.
Those are just the expectations for a prospect that is walking into a franchise that finished last season on a 23-game losing streak and ended the season with a 7-59 record.
The Bobcats realize these demands may be too much for one prospect to handle and are rumored to be shopping the second overall pick.
No matter where the Bobcats ultimately draft, the Bobcats above all the other teams cannot afford to blow their choice in the 2012 NBA Draft.
The Bobcats are looking for a direction and a face of their future franchise. Anything below those expectations being achieved should be a disappointment and a terrible selection in the eyes of the Charlotte faithful.