CHARLOTTE EXPANSION DRAFT
INAUGURAL ROSTER BEGINS WITH 19 EXPANSION PICKS|
The Bobcats began the process of building their inaugural team by picking 19 players in the Charlotte Expansion Selection. The Bobcats selected 10 players under contract and nine restricted free agents. By the rules of the Expansion Agreement, the restricted free agents will become unrestricted free agents on July 1.
Press conference transcript
EXPANSION SELECTION RULES|
Want to know how the expansion selection worked? Interested in player selection, pre-draft trades, salary cap issues and post-draft transactions? We have all the answers for you.
NATIONAL DRAFT CHATTER|
Curious about what players other teams protected in the Expansion Selection? We bring you the information straight from the newspapers in each NBA city.
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Bobcats In The News
BUILD THE "ULTIMATE" BOBCATS PLAYER|
Every general manager in the NBA would love to be in your shoes right now. We have selected 10 skills categories and seven of the top NBA players in each of those categories. Now it’s up to you to piece together your dream player.
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2003-04 NBA ROSTERS|
Want to guess which eight players each NBA team will protect? Download a PDF file of the final 2003-04 NBA rosters.
ALL-TIME EXPANSION DRAFT RESULTS|
Take a look back at the previous nine NBA Expansion Drafts -- from Chicago in 1966 to Toronto and Vancouver in 1995.
2004 NBA DRAFT
EMEKA OKAFOR IS FIRST-EVER DRAFT PICK|
The Bobcats selected Emeka Okafor from the University of Connecticut with the first-ever draft pick in franchise history.
Bernie Bickerstaff comments
June 25: Okafor press conference
Okafor first day photo gallery
BERNARD ROBINSON CHOSEN WITH 45TH PICK|
Bernard Robinson from the University of Michigan was chosen in the second round of the draft.
BOBCATS ACQUIRE #2 PICK|
Charlotte acquired the number two overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft in a trade with the Los Angeles Clippers on June 21.
History of 2nd pick
Bernie Bickerstaff teleconference
BOBCATS ADD DRAFT PICKS IN 2 TRADES|
Charlotte acquired the number 45 overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft and a future first-round pick in two trades on June 23.
History of 45th pick
The Bobcats basketball operations staff have begun evaluation sessions with draft eligible players. As many as 25 players will go through the workouts.
June 22: Dwight Howard, Emeka Okafor
June 21: Josh Childress
June 19: Antonio Burks, Devin Harris, Kris Humphries, Pape Sow
June 18: Bryant Matthews, Bernard Robinson
June 17: Shaun Livingston, Justin Davis, Jackson Vroman, Beno Udrih
June 16: Tony Allen, Terrence Hill, Rickey Paulding
June 15: Luol Deng, Andre Emmett
June 7: Chris Duhon
June 5: Jameer Nelson
June 3: Ben Gordon, Josh Smith, Herve Lamizana
June 2: Andre Iguodala, Andris Biedrins
May 25: Marcus Douthit, Matt Freije, Darius Rice
May 23: Rafael Araujo
May 21: Josh Childress
CHICAGO PRE-DRAFT CAMP|
The annual NBA Pre-Draft Camp at the Moody Bible Institute in Chicago took place from June 8-11. The event featured four days of drills, games and interviews.
June 12: Friday game results
June 11: Thursday game results
June 10: Wednesday game results
June 9: First impressions in Chicago
June 8: Camp gets underway
NBA DRAFT ORDER|
We know the Bobcats have the second and 45th overall selections. Curious as to where the other teams pick in this year's draft?
Complete draft order
EARLY ENTRY CANDIDATES|
94 players, including 56 college and high school players and 38 international players, have filed as early entry candidates for NBA Draft 2004.
See the list
BOBCATS DRAFT CAP|
The Bobcats first-ever draft pick will wear this cap imediately after belng selected with the second overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft.
Looking for the early entry eligibility deadline or the dates for the pre-draft camp? You'll find all the important dates here.
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PORTSMOUTH INVITATIONAL TOURNAMENT|
The 52nd annual Portsmouth Invitational Tournament was held April 7-10 in Portsmouth, Virginia. The event featured 64 college seniors competing in a four-day tournament.
Read all about the tournament
2003 DRAFT RECAP|
Want to take a look back at LeBron and Carmelo's big day? Here's a complete recap of the 2003 NBA Draft courtesy of NBA.com.
2003 NBA Draft site