I am one of the few people that still believe MJ can bring a winning franchise to CLT. Who else in there right mind tears down a Playoff team while the Panthers have been mediocre and could have cashed in on tons of new fans? MJ does this because his goal isn't mediocre. I like that. I don't want to watch us in the playoffs every year just to get eliminated in the first or second round. I also love the fact that Cho has been helping us collect great pieces ever since he came aboard. This coaching staff also seems to have potential, but I am on a wait and see with them right now.
PG: Kemba / Sessions
* Impressed with Kemba's progression and think he can improve even more in the next few years once there are more pieces around him. Ppl look at his assist numbers, well how many more assists would he have with better finishers or shooters around him. Sessions is one of the best back-up guards in the league so that is good depth.
SG: Hendo (FA)
* Showed progression this season with an improved 3. He is a good defender and has some good athleticism. Can he continue to progress and be more consistent? Also will he sign with us for reasonable money? Upgrade position in the future.
* Amazing athleticism and defense at a position that is taking over the league. MKG makes things difficult for teams and Taylor is good at pressuring good one on one players. I did see MKG taken out in favor of Taylor and BG in the second half too much so hopefully Clifford changes this
* Has face-up game and also post up abilities. Am looking forward to having a pick and roll option that isn't Biz who everybody could ignore
* Our defensive center that has potential and keeps teasing us with that potential. Unless showing even more improvement the Center position is one of the first positions to upgrade, but I am holding out hope for him.
So in all, I am optimistic, we need another 2/3 and 5. With possibly 3 picks in next years draft and with a boatload of money available I can see us gaining depth and upgrading those positions.
2014, the year of the Charlotte Hornets, will be the coming out party for our franchise.