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Bobcats Reportedly To Pick Bismack Biyombo With No. 7 Pick In NBA Draft

The Charlotte Bobcats executed a trade landing them the No. 7 pick in Thursday's 2011 NBA Draft. Both Ken Berger of CBS Sports and DraftExpress' Jonathan Givony report that Charlotte aims to use the pick on Bismack Biyombo, a forward/center from the Democratic Republic of the Congo.

The Bobcats also have the No. 9 pick, where a wing like Kawhi Leonard or Chris Singleton could be the target. Charlotte gave up the No. 19 pick in the deal, with the Milwaukee Bucks taking it, along with Stephen Jackson, on. Charlotte took back Corey Maggette. Milwaukee and the Sacramento Kings swapped Beno Udrih and John Salmons, with the Kings landing Milwaukee's No. 10 pick and granting Charlotte its No. 7. Milwaukee will pick No. 19.

Biyombo was considered in play for the Detroit Pistons at No. 8, but so was Texas forward Tristan Thompson, and he could now be the pick there. The Kings are reported to be interested in picking up BYU star Jimmer Fredette at No. 10.

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