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2011 NBA Draft: Bobcats, Marcus Morris Disagree On Whether Prospect Is A Small Forward

At, we've had Kansas forward Marcus Morris at No. 9 to the Charlotte Bobcats for a couple weeks now. Morris claims he's an NBA small forward, and the Bobcats -- after trading Gerald Wallace at the deadline -- have a gaping hole there. Morris is also a proven scorer in the Big 12, and Charlotte's offense remained anemic last season.

But the Bobcats may not believe that Morris is a small forward at all, and that could have Charlotte looking toward the backcourt for help. From Sporting News' Sean Deveney:

[H]ere's what Bobcats coach Paul Silas said after watching Morris: "That's going to be hard, I think, for him to be a 3. It's not out of the realm of possibility. I see him more as a 4, to tell you the truth. But you never know. A lot of people saw Dante Cunningham as a 4 and he played the 3 for me."

The issue comes when you realize how much money Charlotte has locked up in young Tyrus Thomas, a power forward. Deveney reports that Charlotte could be looking at Kemba Walker, Alec Burks and Klay Thompson at No. 9; Kawhi Leonard and Chris Singleton have been mentioned there, as well.

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