I don't know how many games the NBA will play next season. The fewer they play the better for the Charlotte Bobcats.
They traded their best player, Stephen Jackson, to Milwaukee. Their reward is the No. 7 pick, so they now have No. 7 and No. 9.
All they can do is parlay those picks into long-term talent. There's no way they can win next season. All they do can is put themselves in position to win in 2012.
It was an interesting deal. It means the Bobcats almost certainly will get a great pick in the next draft. It means fans will get to watch young talent -- love to see Kemba Walker and Bismack Biyombo -- develop. It means Charlotte almost certainly will lose a large percentage of the games its plays.
The Bobcats are said to crave Texas forward Tristan Thompson. He's a superior athlete, who plays hard and doesn't really know the game. Charlotte already has an athletic forward who doesn't really know the game -- Tyrus Thomas.
Don't know what the long-range ramifications of the trade are. But, man, it makes tonight interesting.