Again, not knocking any part of Kemba EXCEPT his shooting. 43% last year was decent, yes. Show consistency. Until proven otherwise, he's the same guy who teetered back and forth with percentages in college. Glass half full, yeah he may continue that rate. His proven track record, chances are he may not. He's good at slashing/driving/creating, much like AI, to use that comparison...but he also isn't in the same league as AI. Iverson got to the FT line on average a couple hundred more times per season than Kemba for instance. AI was special. How the old management drafted also doesn't play as big of a role here, as Cho has made the right selections it seems (outside of Bismack). As others, including Chuck who pied the above post have said, adding Bosh doesn't make this team even a guaranteed playoff contender. So why tie up money in an aging player who may not want to be here? You gain a band-aid to add 7-8 wins per season, while giving up a Top 5 pick, potentially in 2 drafts if it takes us out of the Top 5 in 2014?
As for Chuck, not giving a crap what I think, doesn't exactly matter. Yes, Kemba is the best scorer/shooter...that's sad. Doesn't mean he's great or even good at it yet. It speaks volumes to the talent level of this team. I hope he does continue improving...the past and facts however say he's wildly inconsistent until proven otherwise. Let's say his ceiling is Jrue Holiday. The Hornets are anything more than a borderline playoff team with Jrue Holiday as the best player? Add Bosh to that, they're arguably still not even better than the 76ers now.
I understand that losing sucks and it would be nice to see a playoff run, despite how short it would be right now. Personally, I'd rather compete for titles. There's a reason they blew the team up, and that small market teams constantly have to do it. It's the way it is. If you want nothing more than a random playoff win every couple years, get Bosh or sign Jefferson as a band-aid/stop-gap type guy and hope Bismack suddenly becomes a ball player, MKG develops a shot, and Kemba ascends into an elite PG. I'd say the chances are higher they land a stud in next year's draft and then build around him. It's just a matter of preference in the rebuilding style. One method prefers to win consistently, but never win it all, and the other prefers to compete for the ultimate goal...an actual title. The Heat, Mavs, Lakers, Spurs, Bulls, Celtics, Rockets, etc. who have all won titles in the last 30 years started by either drafting, or completing a draft day trade, for their superstars. Right now, the Bobcats don't have one. Until somebody develops into one (not likely), or they find one...mediocre is the ceiling in a small market.