NBA Draft Rumors: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist on the block; Wizards set on taking Anthony Bennett

Jeremy Brevard-USA TODAY Sports

Good news, everyone! Or at least all those people bummed that the Pistons were linked to Anthony Bennett. It looks like he might not last past the Wizards at No. 3.

Not everyone was happy with Chad Ford's latest mock draft. Version 6.0 had the Pistons using the eighth pick to select UNLV forward Anthony Bennett.

But if a recent report is to be believed then there is no reason to worry -- Bennett won't be there.

SheridanHoops is reporting that the Bobcats are actively shopping 2010 No. 2 selection Michael Kidd-Gilchrist because they are confident that they will be able to select Otto Porter with the fourth overall pick.

The reason Porter will be available is that, according to a source, the Washington Wizards have zeroed in on Anthony Bennett as their most likely selection in Thursday's draft.

The Charlotte Bobcats are shopping Michael Kidd-Gilchrist around the league, confident they will be able to replace him with Otto Porter of Georgetown with the No. 4 pick in Thursday's draft.

The reason the Bobcats braintrust of Rich Cho and owner Michael Jordan believe Porter will be available is because, SheridanHoops has learned from league sources, the Washington Wizards are determined to draft Anthony Bennett of UNLV with the No. 3 pick.

A second league source said the Bobcats have been working the phones, gauging the interest level among teams for the 2nd pick in the 2012 NBA Draft.

This is nothing more than a rumor as far as I'm concerned, as I'm unfamiliar with the reliability of Joe Kotoch but I thought it was worth passing along.

It's a shame that the Bobcats are too smart to be interested in Brandon Knight, as Michael Kidd-Gilchrist could satisfy the perimeter defense needs the Pistons have, which would allow them to focus on improving their long-range shooting efficiency in both the draft and in free agency.Good news, everyone! Or at least all those people bummed that the Pistons were linked to Anthony Bennett. It looks like he might not last past the Wizards at No. 3.

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