Even if the rebranded (can it be a rebranding if you are only going back into an older brand? How do brands work? Someone get me a brand strategist on the telephone ) Charlotte Hornets are not anything close to title contenders, they’ll at least look great as they attempt to improve on the No. 7 seed that they grabbed since the Bobcats last year.
The new duds are slick, and Lance Stephenson will infuse the club with plenty of”no, no, no, YES!” razzle-dazzle. Not only that, but rookie big man Noah Vonleh is fascinating, 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 these Hornets. Perhaps you will say there is a buzz in Charlotte. You wouldn’t say that, naturally, because that’s about as hacky as it gets.
Suffice it to say the accession of Stephenson and much more moments for Kidd-Gilchrist could help the league’s sixth-ranked defense make much better this season. If the offense around focal point Al Jefferson also improves (which it might with Kemba Walker heading into a contract year), the Bugs could surely increase the playoff ladder.
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