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Charlotte pick gets tougher

The Associated Press
Published:   |   Updated: March 18, 2013 at 04:17 PM

In one heart-wrenching moment, the Charlotte Bobcats went from having one of the easiest draft-day decisions to one of the toughest.

Had the Bobcats won the NBA lottery Wednesday night they would have taken Kentucky's Anthony Davis with the first pick in the draft.

Who they should take with the No. 2 pick is more uncertain.

Unlike Davis at No. 1, there's no obvious choice at the No. 2 spot. That means extra homework ahead for Charlotte's decision-makers.

President of basketball operations Rod Higgins said the plan is to bring in "at least six players" for workouts leading up to the June 28 draft.

"Obviously, getting that first pick would have been a big help for them," said Ryan Blake, senior director of NBA scouting. "Davis is such a rare talent. You don't always get a chance to land a player with what he's got."

Higgins said the Bobcats were very disappointed about not getting the No. 1 pick, but added the team now needs to shift its focus to finding the next-best player.

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