A couple of things, some of those teams making moves to get better... were so bad that ANY move made them better.
Larry made most of his moves in the middle of last season, so he didnít have much that he wanted to change this off season. Instead the team that was hodgepodged together mid season last year will finally get few months of workouts with Larry and truly learn from him.
The team that played the final 2 months of basketball last year was a first round playoff team, above average but with issues. This year with more of those wrinkles ironed out, a significantly improved bench, players that are used to each others style, and all the other things a preseason together brings, I believe we will be a late round playoff team.
I do wish we could be real contenders but the Cavs and Lakers are just in a different world right now in teams of $$$$ and players. So we need to focus on, settling this owner crap, and having 3 Ė 5 years of quality late round playoffs. This will bring a larger fan base, greater financial stability and show the players on other teams that Charlotte is a good market, so they arenít afraid to come to the black hole of the NBA in terms of sponsorships and visibility. THATíS how you build a championship team.