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