Bobcats coveting big men after losing out on Davis

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Photo -   New Orleans Hornets' Anthony Davis, left, tries to block a shot by Minnesota Timberwolves' Greg Stiemsma in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 115-86. Davis was called for a foul on the play. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
New Orleans Hornets' Anthony Davis, left, tries to block a shot by Minnesota Timberwolves' Greg Stiemsma in the second half of an NBA basketball game Saturday, Feb. 2, 2013 in Minneapolis. The Timberwolves won 115-86. Davis was called for a foul on the play. (AP Photo/Jim Mone)
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CHARLOTTE, N.C. (AP) — Nine months later the Charlotte Bobcats are still feeling the effects of losing out on a shot to select Anthony Davis in the NBA draft.

The Bobcats again have the NBA's worst record and president of basketball operations Rod Higgins says "finding bigs" is a pressing need.

It's a necessity that could've been filled had the pingpong balls fallen Charlotte's way last May. Instead, the New Orleans Hornets defied the odds by landing the No. 1 overall pick in the lottery and using it on Davis, the draft's marquis player.

While the Bobcats say they're thrilled with the development of No. 2 pick Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, the bottom line is failing to land Davis has been a huge setback for an organization in dire need of a dominant center.

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