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Muhammad has LeBron-like potential, according to many scouts.
The Bobcats have their own pick and will likely acquire Portland's pick provided it is not in the top 12. The Trail Blazers could be playoff-bound, and if they miss, it won't be by much. That means the pick will likely go to Charlotte.
The Cats should hang on to Portland's pick (assuming they obtain it) and then deal their own.
However, if they keep their own pick, some players the Bobcats could consider picking in this year's draft include Kentucky's Nerlens Noel, Indiana's Cody Zeller, UNLV's Anthony Bennett and Oklahoma State's Marcus Smart.
If they felt that MKG could play the 2, they could swing for the fences with Shabazz Muhammad, who may end up becoming the marquee player of the draft. Muhammad's upside is said to be as high as any of the major small forwards that have come through in recent years, including LeBron James and Carmelo Anthony.
Ben McLemore is another promising option since the Cats are desperate for some shooting (No. 27 in shooting percentage and No. 26 in threes made). McLemore has been said to have Ray Allen-like upside.
Either way, with two glaring weaknesses in their starting lineup, the Bobcats really should just take the best player available. With Portland's pick (assuming it is the No. 13 or No. 14 overall selection), they could look to target Isaiah Austin of Baylor or Alex Poythress of Kentucky, both of whom could potentially be the kind of forwards the Cats need to pair with a high-motor point guard like Kemba Walker.
Attracting free agents will be an entirely different challenge for the Bobcats.