Over the next few weeks we’ll be taking a look at players that the Charlotte Bobcats may draft at the #12 spot in this years draft.
Before we get started, I hope you don’t mind if I step off topic for just a moment to comment on the Clippers winning last night’s draft lottery. If there is a team in the league that deserves the #1 pick any less than them, then I’m not aware of it. They’ve been fixtures in the lottery just about every year since the Reagan administration yet they’ve done nothing to build their selves towards becoming anything close to a contender. They’ve been given high pick after high pick but they keep turning them into the Michael Olawakandi and Yaroslav Korolevs of the NBA. Following the lottery last night, Blake Griffin looked like he was going to become physically ill. He managed to say something about “making the best out of any situation”, but it was blatently obvious that playing for the Clippers was not his Plan A… B,C,D or E for that matter.
OK, I’m off of my soapbox. The Bobcats will be picking #12 in this years draft and our two biggest needs are a shooting guard who can backup (or potentially challenge) Raja Bell and a physical rebounder and defender.
Gerald Henderson potentially could fill the first of those needs
Looking at the videos, its obvious that he easily has NBA caliber athleticism and he can jump out of the gym. What isn’t shown is that he is an excellent defender at the college level, his shot on the other hand is just average. Last seaon he shot 33% from the three point line at the college level. That will need some work.
So, What are your thoughts on Gerald Henderson? Will he wind up being closer to Vince Carter or Shannon Brown?