Maybe what they were saying...Michael Kidd-Gilchrist pictured below at his Charlotte Bobcats workout: "Take him at 2, Bobcats. Draft my man Bradley Beal over here. I'm not trying to play for the worst team in NBA history. Bradley Beal: "You better watch that, Mike. You know I'm not trying to play here either bro."
This could be good news for the player eventually drafted 2nd overall next Thursday. The Charlotte Bobcats and Cleveland Cavaliers are either in discussions, or might have spoke already, about the possibility of trading that 2nd pick. We speculated about this initially, and then heard similar reports before. It's the smokescreen pre-Draft narrative where Cleveland trades the 24th pick overall (probably) in exchange for the right to move up two spots (from 4 to 2). Instead of doing this in order to acquire MKG this time though, Sam Amick of Sports Illustrated writes the Cavaliers are considering the move in order to Draft Beal.
As Charlotte continues to ponder its decision at No. 2, numerous executives expect the Bobcats to be approached by Cleveland (No. 4) about the possibility of swapping picks (if it hasn’t happened already) in order for the Cavaliers to land Florida shooting guard Bradley Beal. While Cavs point guard Kyrie Irving is known to be a huge proponent of drafting North Carolina small forward Harrison Barnes, it appears Beal has shot up their big board just as he has so many others, and it’s widely believed that he won’t get past Washington at No. 3 if they don’t make a move.