NBA trade rumors: Bobcats may shop Michael Kidd-Gilchrist once healthy

Oct 30, 2013; Houston, TX, USA; Charlotte Bobcats small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) brings the ball up the court during the fourth quarter against the Houston Rockets at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Troy Taormina-USA TODAY Sports

There are plenty of NBA trade rumors heating up around the league and one of the latest comes from the Charlotte Bobcats. According to Chad Ford of ESPN, the Bobcats are considering placing former No. 2 overall pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the trade block once he is healthy.

Ford writes:

Charlotte got its first solid win of the season against Golden State last Monday and is on target to reach its goal of making the playoffs. And I don’t think the Bobcats’ aim is going to change.

From what I can gather, all of the Bobcats’ phone calls are about making this team better now. I’m even hearing rumblings that Michael Kidd-Gilchrist will be on the table when he returns from injury.

It is certainly an interesting nugget from Ford, but it doesn’t seem to make much sense.

If the Bobcats were actually considering moving Kidd-Gilchrist, you would imagine they would want him to get back on the court and show off his skill set before making a trade. By trading a player of his caliber immediately after he returns from injury, you would be shopping a player when his value is at it’s lowest.

So while there may be some rumblings about Kidd-Gilchrist being shopped in the next few weeks, we would hold off on believing the reports until something more concrete comes about.

Topics: Charlotte Bobcats, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, NBA Trade Rumors

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