Updated: Jun 15, 2004, 5:59 PM

Vote: Pick the Bobcats' starting five


On Tues., June 22, at the 2004 NBA Expansion Draft, the brand-new Charlotte Bobcats will fill a roster with names from all over the league.

Each team can protect eight players, which means some big names will be left unprotected. The league's list of protected/unprotected players is confidential, but ESPN Insider Chad Ford has cracked it wide open.

One of the major factors shaping the list and the Bobcats' strategy is the contract situation of each player. But we want you, the fans of SportsNation, to play the draft without a salary cap. If you could pick a starting five from the unprotected list, who would you take?

Pick five players below. And, keep in mind, one of the rules is that you can't select more than one player from a team -- so if you want both Derek Fisher and Rick Fox . . . well, you'll have to make a tough choice.

For the complete list of unprotected players, as well as ESPN Insider Chad Ford's draft forecast, click here.

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