For whatever reason, the Charlotte Bobcats just don’t seem all that enamored with forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist.
The second pick in the 2012 NBA Draft was constantly involved in trade rumors last year, which had some reports suggesting he could be traded to the Sacramento Kings in exchange for DeMarcus Cousins.
That trade nor any of the other rumored trades ever got off the ground but it appears the former Kentucky Wildcat is again finding his name in the rumor mill.
While there are no reports as to what players would be involved in such a trade, Sheridan Hoops is reporting he is indeed being shopped by the Bobcats and names a handful of teams who’ve shown interest:
A second league source said the Bobcats have been working the phones, gauging the interest level among teams for the 2nd pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.
“MKG” had an up-and-down rookie season for the Bobcats averaging 9.0 ppg, 5.8 rpg, 1.5 apg, 0.9 bpg and 0.7 spg. Among the teams most interested, according to the source, are the Milwaukee Bucks, Golden State Warriors, Atlanta Hawks and Boston Celtics.
Charlotte has targeted Harrison Barnes of the Warriors as the player they would most like to acquire, but a straight-up offer of Kidd-Gilchrist would not be enough.