Busy as Charlotte Bobcats general manager Rich Cho is regarding the 2013 NBA draft, he took a minute at Wednesdays media briefing to address the player chosen second overall in 2012.
Were not shopping MKG, Cho said in response to a report concerning small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. I wouldnt believe everything you read on the Internet. Were very, very happy with MKG.
The website sheridanhoops.com posted a story Wednesday that the Bobcats were shopping Kidd-Gilchrist in trade this week, allegedly in anticipation of another small forward, Georgetowns Otto Porter, Jr., being available with Charlottes No. 4 pick. However, theres a strong indication the Washington Wizards are leaning toward drafting Porter No. 3.
When asked if the Bobcats are in any active trade discussions Kidd-Gilchrist or otherwise Cho said, We make calls all the time.
Kidd-Gilchrist popped up elsewhere in the news Wednesday when Cho indicated he might be included in the Team USA mini-camp for aspiring Olympians next month in Las Vegas.
A source indicated Team USA reached out to Kidd-Gilchrist through his agent, Leon Rose, for possible inclusion after the Bobcats play in the Las Vegas summer league. Bobcats point guard Kemba Walker was previously invited by Team USA.