At the very, very, very least, the 2013 NBA draft proved one thing: Rich Cho, not Michael Jordan, is making the basketball decisions in the Queen City.
And that’s a very good thing for Bobcats/Future Hornets fans.
We could get into the ins and outs of Cody Zeller’s game, and detail why he free-fell from a potential number one pick at the start of the year to out of the top 10 in many mock drafts by Thursday, but to me this pick is more about the Bobcats as an organization gaining some credibility and ditching the stigma that MJ calls all of the shots.
Many reports surfaced earlier today that Jordan wanted Oladipo. Around the same time, reports surfaced that Cho was basically in love with Zeller. At that point in time, it became clear that this draft would prove who’s really in charge of the ‘Cats.
It’s a good thing that Cho came out on top, because Jordan’s draft history has been a little shoddy to say the least.
Cho helped build the Thunder into the powerhouse they are today. It’d be unfair and probably stupid to say he couldn’t do the same in Charlotte, IF he’s allowed to make the moves he wants to make.
The 2013 NBA draft proved that he’s making those moves.