If I'm the Charlotte Bobcats I use the No. 2 pick on Kentucky small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Florida guard Bradley Beal. I like their skills and their styles and think what they offer will lift those around them.
I don't expect the Bobcats to select either player. If they keep the pick, i suspect they'll take Kansas power forward Thomas Robinson.
Anybody who contends Charlotte does not care about the NBA was not listening the night the Bobcats finished second in the NBA lottery. One of the low moments in Charlotte sports history. As if the power went out.
That happens only if a city cares.
The draft is the cure for what ails a team. As bad as the Bobcats were, they won't get it all back Thursday night. But what they do, and how well they do it, will make an enormous impact not merely next season but for the next three and four and beyond.
Th draft isn't just about adding talent. It's about developing credibility.
If fans can go to Time Warner Cable Arena next season, and look at the draft pick and the possibilities he offers, the Bobcats will be on their way to being all right.