By Brett LoGiurato
June 17, 2012

Rudy Gay, Memphis Grizzlies The Charlotte Bobcats are asking for names like Memphis' Rudy Gay (above) or Oklahoma City's James Harden in return for the No. 2 pick. (Joe Murphy/Getty Images)

The Charlotte Bobcats appear very interested in trading away the No. 2 pick in the upcoming NBA Draft, but they may be looking for too much in return.

Alex Kennedy, of Hoopsworld, broke down some of the rumors on Bobcats' trade possibilities:

In recent weeks, Charlotte has been in contact with a number of teams and they’ve made it clear that the No. 2 pick is available. However, multiple league sources have said that the Bobcats are looking for a lot in return. They would like to add a face of the franchise player, which is why they’ve reportedly expressed interest in young stars like Rudy Gay and James Harden. If the Bobcats can’t use the pick to make a splashy move, they’ll likely draft Thomas Robinson. However, Charlotte continues to hold out hope that they can move the pick and bring in a player who can make an impact right away.

Uncertainty lies beyond Kentucky star Anthony Davis, who is expected to be the No. 1 overall pick in the NBA Draft. The Bobcats aren't sold on types like Kentucky's Michael Kidd-Gilchrist or Kansas' Thomas Robinson as franchise-altering players.

Between the two options of Harden and Gay, Oklahoma City's Harden might be more of a realistic option. Both Harden and forward Serge Ibaka will be free agents for the Thunder after the 2012-13 season, and they may not be able to afford to keep both in addition to Kevin Durant and Russell Westbrook.

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