Charlotte Bobcats need to go Big in the Draft

Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

It looks as if the Charlotte Bobcats will end the season again with the worst record in the NBA and they should already be looking for prospects to draft. March Madness is about to begin and I have to imagine the Bobcats’ scouts will be playing close attention to the tournament.

With their current record the Bobcats should be guaranteed a top-five pick if not the number one overall pick. The Bobcats have some talent on the roster, but there is one area of concern that should not go overlooked, and that is their rebounding.

The Bobcats only average 40.4 rebounds per game which is ranked 27th in the NBA. Furthermore, their leading rebounder is center Byron Mullens who only averages 7.1 rebounds per game. The Bobcats haven’t had a rebounding threat since they drafted Emeka Okafor and part of the reason they can’t win is because they can’t rebound the ball.

Come June the Bobcats need to have already scouted some centers or power forwards to give them some bulk in the interior. However, depending on which prospects are available with their pick the Bobcats might end up drafting the best available player.

Nevertheless, the Bobcats need to seriously consider drafting a big man if there are any available when it comes time to pick. The Bobcats have a lot of work to do in order to get better as a team overall and getting a player that can actually rebound, maybe 10 boards per game, will definitely help the team in the long run.

Alejandro Aviles is a writer for Rant Sports and regular NBA contributor @aaviles312

Around the Web