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Call me a pessimist or call me a realist, but I'm sensing a letdown by the Bobcats sometime in the near future.
Charlotte should once again get a top-five or so pick in the draft, which it could use as much as any team in the league.
The Bobcats need help at the 2, 4 and 5 spots. With a top-five pick, you can expect Cody Zeller and Alex Len to be in play as offensive-minded post players.
While Byron Mullens' development is promising, he's attempting five three-pointers a game and shooting 37 percent from the floor. He's more of a stretch-4 than a pure 5.
If Charlotte doesn't end up in the top five in the draft, a point guard might not be a bad target.
Kemba Walker looks good this year, but he's not fooling anyone. Walker is a scorer best suited in a sixth man role, where the harm caused by his 40 percent field goal percentage can be diminished.
Marcus Smart wouldn't look bad in a Charlotte jersey.