I had the pleasure of going on the air in Charlotte this morning on WFNZ immediately after general manager Rich Cho came on the program. An excerpt of Cho’s interview was played, and wait until you listen to his nervous laughter before saying he is not “shopping” Michael Kidd-Gilchrist but is listening to offers.
That, folks, is semantics.
“Shopping” is a loaded word. “Listening to offers” is a more soothing statement.
I went on to defend the story we posted yesterday about Kidd-Gilchrist, and how he would become expendable if Otto Porter falls to the Bobcats at No. 4.
And let’s not forget that when you are in a position like the one the Bobcats are in, sometimes you have to take your best player and swap him for another good player along with building blocks. Especially when you owe a future No. 1 draft pick to the Chicago Bulls as part of the ill-advised Tyrus Thomas trade by the regime that preceeded Cho.