The bobcats did't trade with the cavs or any other team and didn't pick Beal.
Wittmann admitted that the trade they made for Okafor and Ariza left " no doubt " that they were targeting Beal.... Who know's what Ernie would have done if Beal would have been off the board.With Perry Jones falling all the way to the Thunder there was more and more great options left as our #32nd pick came closer. Q.Miller, D.Lamb, Johnson, Crowder all were still on the board. I thought Ernie couldn't possibly mess this up, but I had 1 concern: Ted ordering to sell the pick for money. Money that would have done nothing for the team, just more money for Ted.
That didn't happen but what did happen was something to a similar effect: We picked a draft and stash player. I don't care that he is a pretty good player in his own right, there was just to many better options on the board.
Ted is cheap and Ernie is just flat-out incompetent.