If the Charlotte Bobcats want a chance to strengthen their team with a sure thing in a frontcourt filled with project players, Thomas Robinson needs to be the pick according to ESPN's David Thorpe. The Kansas forward is among the safest bets in the 2012 NBA Draft, and Thorpe believes a pick like Robinson could help strengthen their other acquisitions from recent years.
Thorpe writes, "Last year, the Bobcats suffered through a career-worst effort from Tyrus Thomas (which followed his best season, ironically). With better coaching I'd expect Thomas to return to solid, if not spectacular, form. Thomas struggles to stay focused in poor team cultures. Adding Robinson means serious competition for him, but it also means the Bobcats can have a top-three big-man rotation with Thomas and Robinson plus Bismack Biyombo."
Robinson averaged 17.7 points and 11.9 rebounds per game for the Kansas Jayhawks. He's also a strong defender and should help in all aspects of the game immediately at the next level. It's hard for a team in need of talent everywhere to pass up a player like that.