The Charlotte Bobcats made a stride in the right direction for the franchise as a whole by simply making the playoffs. Now, Michael Jordan has to carry that success over to next season, and that process starts on June 26.
The NBA draft will be the first chance for Charlotte to showcase its intelligence in drafting a player who will help them make consecutive playoff runs, rather than a bust like Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Bismack Biyombo. Charlotte would've had the 16th pick, but after a trade with the Chicago Bulls, it only has one pick in the first round, the 24th, acquired from the Portland Trail Blazers.
To get that first-year starter that late in the first round will require some good fortune, so here are the five best-case scenarios for Charlotte in the upcoming NBA draft.