In one of the biggest trades in Charlotte Bobcats history - and that covers a lot of ground - the team has dealt away captain Stephen Jackson in a three-way transaction that acquired the No.7 overall pick in Thursday's NBA draft.

Armed with the seventh and ninth selections, the Bobcats chose shotblocker/rebounder Bismack Biyombo of the Congo and Connecticut point guard Kemba Walker.

With this move the Bobcats continue to dismantle the team that reached the playoffs in the spring of 2010. Jackson, Gerald Wallace, Raymond Felton and Tyson Chandler have all departed over the last 12 months.

In their place is a team that will be young, will probably lose a lot next season, but is more in line with the philosophy of new general manager Rich Cho - to slowly assemble assets toward sustainable success.

Biyombo worked out for the Bobcats just Wednesday in the final audition before the draft. The knock on Biyombo was his offensive limitations, but coach Paul Silas said Wednesday he didn't think that was as bad as advertised. The Bobcats expect to play Biyombo as both a power forward and a center.