Bobcats like No. 2 but willing to listen
By STEVE REED AP Sports Writer June 27, 2012 3:40PM
FILE - In this Jan. 7, 2012, file photo, Detroit Pistons guard Ben Gordon brings the ball upcourt against the New York Knicks in the second half of an NBA basketball game in Auburn Hills, Mich. The Pistons traded Gordon and a future first-round draft choice to the Charlotte Bobcats for swingman Corey Maggette on Tuesday, June 26. (AP Photo/Duane Burleson, File)
CHARLOTTE, N.C. — Bobcats general manager Rich Cho says it will take “something enticing” for the team to trade away the No. 2 overall pick in the NBA draft.
So far nothing tantalizing enough has come along.
That could change before the start of Thursday night’s NBA draft though. While Bobcats president of basketball operations Rod Higgins says the team “likes the No. 2 pick” he’s quick to concede there’s been “a ton of interest” from teams interested in acquiring the pick.
He says the team will keep its options open.
The Bobcats got a head start on shaking up their roster Tuesday night when they traded Corey Maggette to Detroit for Ben Gordon and a future first-round draft pick in what’s expected to be the first of several roster moves this offseason.