The Charlotte Bobcats could not have picked a worse year to be terrible.
Maybe they should select their bouts of obscurity in years where great talent is set to enter the draft. Unfortunately for the Bobcats, currently a league-worst 17-56, they have the highest likelihood of gaining the No. 1 pick in a draft where there isn't a consensus No. 1 pick.
Last year had Anthony Davis. The year before had Kyrie Irving. Even 2010 had John Wall. It hasn't been since 2007, when there was debate surrounding Kevin Durant or Greg Oden, that there wasn't an idea of who exactly the No. 1 pick should be.
If it means anything to the Bobcats, it's highly unlikely they end up with the No. 1 pick. It seems that it has become impossible for the worst team in the NBA to garner the top pick, even though Charlotte hasn't tanked and is continuing to develop its young core late into the season.
This is a pivotal offseason for the Bobcats. Not only will they have a couple of million wiped off the books thanks to the expiring contract of Diop, but they'll also receive yet another opportunity to build in the draft.
Charlotte used its two picks last year to select Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and Jeffery Taylor. The year before they went with Kemba Walker and also traded for Bismack Biyombo.
Gerald Henderson, the 12th pick in the 2009 draft, is the only other drafted Bobcats player to remain on the current roster. The rest of the Bobcats' personnel is built up with poorly-thought-out free-agent signings or trades.
With March Madness in full tow, the time has come for potential draft prospects to begin separating themselves from the field and making a name for themselves.
We take a look at five players who have participated in the NCAA tournament and how they would aid the struggling Bobcats.