Charlotte's next Grandmama? 

January, 18, 2013
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The Charlotte Bobcats remain one of the worst teams in the NBA, which means they are once again lining themselves up for another early pick in this year's draft -- perhaps even the top pick.

With those lowly expectations in mind, ESPN NBA Insider Chad Ford took a look at who they may target in June. Among the names he bandied about were Ben McLemore, Alex Len, Nerlens Noel, Shabazz Muhammad and Cody Zeller, but he settled on one name as the best fit: UNLV's Anthony Bennett.


Chad Ford
2013 draft options for Bobcats
"Bennett should also get a long look here. The power forward spot might be the weakest for the Bobcats right now. Mullens, who's playing out of position, has been solid. Tyrus Thomas and Hakim Warrick just aren't cutting it. Bennett is a bit undersized for the position, but he's long, super athletic and can really score from anywhere on the floor. He also has a NBA-ready game and should be able to come and be an upgrade from day one. ... I've heard the Bobcats are big Bennett fans. While I currently haven't had a team tell me he's atop its draft board, I could see the Bobcats being a team that leans in that direction. He's a good fit for their needs and can be an immediate impact player. Maybe he can resurrect the legacy of Larry Johnson (who is actually a pretty good comp for Bennett) not only in Vegas, but in Charlotte, too."