Don’t Trade MKG
After a dramatic edition of the Mac Attack today I am convinced the Bobcats are seriously considering trading MKG. Bobcats GM Rich Cho told us they “are not shopping him,” but other teams are calling them. He also admitted if an offer blew him away, it is possible a trade could go down.
Chris Sheridan of the website Sheridanhoops.com says he trusts his sources and that the Bobcats are looking to deal MKG. He said Cho’s answer was “just a matter of semantics” and that teams are calling the Cats. I hate to say it, but after listening to both guys, I firmly believe the Bobcats are giving it real thought.
If the offer is out of control good, I guess you have to accept it. But, I do not want to see them give up on last year’s #2 overall pick. I definitely don’t want to see them do it to get Harrison Barnes as has been rumored. You could have picked Barnes last year and took MKG instead. So, are you that unsure of your talent evaluation ability that you admit you drafted the wrong guy after one year?
The Sheridan report also says the reason the Cats would deal MKG is because they feel like they can replace him with Otto Porter at #4. Porter is a versatile player. But, he is no MKG. I firmly believe MKG would be the first player picked in this draft if he was in it.
He will be a great defensive stopper, rebounder for his position and energy guy for years in the NBA. He showed us numerous flashes of explosiveness (just ask Greg Monroe). He has a post up game that they can develop and they hired Mark Price as a shooting coach mainly to help him. MKG works his butt off in the film room and he was recently running up sand dunes to get himself in shape. He has major heart and work ethic.
And, to top it all off, he is only 19 years old. Is he your #1 scorer in the future? No. But, I truly believe he is a winner and will play a key role for some winning team in the future. All he needs is help around him. And, that is what the Cats should be working on right now.