Bobcats Acquire Draft Picks In Two Trades

CHARLOTTE, N.C., June 23 -- The Bobcats have acquired the 45th overall pick in the 2004 NBA Draft from Milwaukee in exchange for Zaza Pachulia, and also acquired a future first-round pick from Cleveland in exchange for Aleksandar Pavlovic.

The future first-round pick will come from Toronto, which was due to Cleveland as part of a trade on Aug. 25, 2002 that sent Lamond Murray to the Raptors.

“Today’s moves are another positive step for our franchise and this allows us to maintain flexibility as we construct our team,” said Bobcats General Manager and Head Coach Bernie Bickerstaff. “We traded a second-round pick to the Clippers on Monday and this allows us to gain back a second-round pick. The future pick we get will help us add another young and talented player.”

Both Pachulia and Pavlovic were among 19 players chosen by Charlotte in the Expansion Selection on Tuesday, June 22.

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