The Charlotte Bobcats made headlines earlier on draft day by trading Stephen Jackson, Shawn Livingston and the 19th pick for Corey Maggette and the Bucks’ 9th pick. It all worked out for the best as Rich Cho drafted Bismack Biyombo and Kemba Walker with the 7th and 9th picks respectively. Biyombo played in Spain last season but turned heads at the Nike Hoop Summit where he recorded the first triple double in the event’s history. He is a tenacious defender and a presence on the inside, something the Bobcats desperately needed.
If you haven’t heard of Kemba Walker by now, you might be living under a rock. Walker took the nation by storm during the Big East Tournament and NCAA Tournament and was named NCAA Tournament MOP after his UConn Huskies won the national championship. He brings leadership to a team that needs it and has been compared to Chris Paul with his ability to get to the basket and dish the rock. To complete their draft, the Bobcats selected Jeremy Tyler in the second round. Overall, the Charlotte Bobcats had a successful draft that addressed their needs.