Oh, now this is good. The Bobcats are poking around Philly’s great Allen Iverson fire-sale. They are almost certain to get burned.

Iverson has finally worn out his welcome in Philly despite his 31 points a game and the Bobcats desperately need some juice both on the offensive end and at the turnstyle. Sounds like a possible match. No way.

Even if Bobcat basketball honcho Michael Jordan thinks he, alone perhaps in the Bobcat organization, would command AI’s tightly held respect, Iverson’s well-known clashes with coaches, the law — everybody really — would blow up the Bobcats’ “good character” marketing campaign.

Worse, the Bobcats would almost certainly have to give up their hardest working and most heavily marketed players in Raymond Felton. No way Philly takes Brevin Knight and Melvin Ely in exchange for the Answer — and I don’t think the cap numbers remotely work. And those numbers are huge — rising to a full $20 million a year before Iverson’s contract expires. Is that how Bob Johnson wants Jordan to spend his money?

Most of all, adding Iverson to the Bobcats would not make the Bobcats that much better, certainly nothing like AI in Denver might do to with a Nuggets team almost on the verge of a break-out year, with a coach in George Karl used to dealing with player headaches.

Where the Bobcats might have a role to play is in providing a third-party landing spot for player that neither Philly or Iverson’s new home really want. The Bobcats certainly have the cap room to do that, and taking on an additional $4 or $5 million in salary in order to shake up this team’s chemistry — ideally by losing Knight and Ely and landing a NBA-quality shooting guard in the mix — might make a ton of sense.

But to pull the trigger on classic NBA panic move — old, small star for young, big talent in the kind of move the Bullets did in bringing Rod Strickland to DC years ago — would pretty much doom the Bobcats. On and off the court.