Charlotte Bobcats to Pick Fourth in 2013 NBA Draft

Charlotte Bobcats to Pick Fourth in 2013 NBA Draft

May 21, 2013

The Charlotte Bobcats will have the fourth selection in the 2013 NBA Draft, which will be held Thursday, June 27, at Barclays Center in Brooklyn, New York.

The Bobcats had a 55.8 percent chance of receiving a top-three pick in tonight’s NBA Draft Lottery, with a 31.9 percent chance of getting the No. 4 pick

The 2012 NBA Draft will mark the second time in franchise history that the Bobcats have had the fourth selection in the draft. In 2004, the team traded the fourth and 33rd overall picks and agreed to select Predrag Drobnjak from the Los Angeles Clippers in the Charlotte Expansion Selection, in order to obtain the No. 2 pick from the Clippers, which was used to select Emeka Okafor.

Players selected with the fourth pick in recent years include multi-time All-Stars Russell Westbrook (Seattle, 2008), Chris Paul (New Orleans, 2005) and Chris Bosh (Toronto, 2003).

Over the past four NBA Drafts, the Bobcats used their first round lottery selections on guards Gerald Henderson (12th overall, 2009) and Kemba Walker (ninth overall, 2011) and forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (second overall, 2012), while also trading for the draft rights to forward Bismack Biyombo (seventh overall, 2011). The Bobcats did not own a pick in 2010.