Charlotte sends the #4 pick in the draft, and its second-round selection (#33) to the Clippers in exchange for the #2 pick. The Bobcats also agreed to select Peja Drobnjak (who is my man in NBA Live 2004, by the way-- he's even on my customized Bobcats team) in the expansion draft.
So Charlotte is guaranteed to either get Emeka Okafor or Dwight Howard. Wow.
Here's a transcript of Bobcats coach/GM Bernie Bickerstaff's press conference announcing the deal. Wheels inside wheels, I tell you.
[Edit: Dwight Howard, that is, not Josh Howard. Also added a link to the press conference.]
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Or the Bobcats might decide to now swing #2 to Atlanta for #6, #17 and perhaps a player, thus turning 4,33 into 6,17, Drobjnak and perhaps another player. If Childress is who they are targeting, they probably can get him as easily at 6 as they would have at 4.
Are we allowed to use the voices in our heads as sources?
The 1985 NBA Draft Lottery, when the Knicks' envelope was bent, was the most-obvious rig job ever, and it landed the Knicks Patrick Ewing. Today's method would make it virtually impossible to rig, I would think.