Even when the rebranded (can it be a rebranding if you’re only going back to an old brand? Can brands work? Somebody get me a new strategist on the telephone ) Charlotte Hornets aren’t anything close to title contenders, they will at least look good as they try to improve on the No. 7 seed they grabbed since the Bobcats last year.
The new duds are slick, and Lance Stephenson will unveil the club with tons of”no, no, YES!” razzle-dazzle. Additionally, but rookie big man Noah Vonleh is intriguing, and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist’s jumper appears more like a shot than a contortionist routine gone horribly wrong.
There’s reason to get fired up about those Hornets. You might even say there is a buzz in Charlotte. You wouldn’t say that, naturally, because that is about as hacky as it gets.
Suffice it to state the addition of Stephenson and much more moments for Kidd-Gilchrist could help the league’s sixth-ranked defense get much better this year. If the crime around focal point Al Jefferson also improves (which it could with Kemba Walker heading right into a contract year), the Bugs could surely increase the playoff ladder.
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