The Charlotte Bobcats are experiencing something this year that is a relatively new concept to the franchise — they’re winning a lot of basketball games. In fact, Charlotte is winning so many basketball games that they’re currently in the Eastern Conference playoff hunt and in line to land in the postseason.
One way the Bobcats are looking to ensure a winning season is by being buyers at the deadline this year, and the list of names they’re willing to give up could be notable to a few teams in the NBA. According to Bill Ingram from Basketball Insiders, the Bobcats may be willing to consider throwing in Michael Kidd-Gilchrist in a trade that lands them someone like Evan Turner.
Charlotte would love to move Ben Gordon, and might even be willing to send out Michael Kidd-Gilchrist to make a deal happen. The Bobcats are looking to improve their small forward position, and so have been connected to talks surrounding the Philadelphia 76ers’ Evan Turner.
This shows just how serious the Bobcats are about winning right now, as trading their first-round draft pick from 2012 isn’t a small decision to make. Charlotte wants to win though, and it appears they’re willing to sacrifice to make it happen.