The Charlotte Bobcats are on the SCIC clock.
For the second straight year, the lottery did the Bobcats no favors. A year after having the league’s worst record and winning the second pick, the Bobcats had the second-worst record in the league and will pick fourth.
The Bobcats have attempted to fill out their front court during the last two drafts, selecting Congolese big man Bismack Biyombo in 2011 and Kentucky forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in 2012.
With only Kentucky center Nerlens Noel, Kansas guard Ben McLemore and Georgetown swingman Otto Porter, Jr. off of the board, the Bobcats have several routes they could take with this pick. They could select Indiana wing Victor Oladipo, who is quite possibly the best player in the draft or UNLV forward Anthony Bennet, who many pundits believe could have the most upside in the draft, but instead we’ll go with Maryland center Alex Len, who may wind up being the top overall pick.
Len has good athleticism for his frame, which is much bigger than most of his big man counterparts. Len is a solid shooter and could become an immediate threat with 2011 draft pick Kemba Walker in the pick-and-roll.
The Pick: Alex Len, Center, Maryland, 7’1, 255 lbs.
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