Charlotte Hornets: 66-1

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

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