With 10 days to go before the NBA trade deadline, the Bobcats have surfaced as a pretty active team in more than a handful of trade rumors and reports. They've been heavily linked to the 76ers with interest in Evan Turner, as first reported by Rick Bonnell. The site formerly known as HoopsWorld, now Basketball Insiders, dropped a little nugget that the Bobcats are looking at the Pistons' Greg Monroe, too. Oh, and Taj Gibson, via the Chicago Sun-Times. Today we get word of two new potential targets, one specific and one a bit more vague. The first, via Sporting News, is that Charlotte has interest in Celtics power forward Brandon Bass. The second, via Marc Spears of Yahoo!, is that the Bobcats are "actively pursuing a deal for needed perimeter shooting". So many rumors are flung willy-nilly around as the trade deadline nears, but basically we can at least gleam a few things here. The Bobcats are looking to shore up their bench depth on the offensive end. Whether at shooting guard or power forward, Rich Cho and company are looking to make moves that fills in holes towards the bottom of the roster. Perhaps they're looking for a legit starting shooting guard who can reliably hit threes (which would be great), but the more likely target is a sharpshooter to come off the bench to help space the floor. And that's fine, assuming they aren't making desperation moves solely for this year's playoffs.
Bobcats emerging often in trade whispers
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