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Charlotte Bobcats: A Look at the Possible Starting Lineup for 2012-2013
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I've been trying to think of a topic for this article for a while. I'm a huge Charlotte Bobcats fan, and just like anyone else who cares about Charlotte basketball and saw the Bobcats play last season, I was embarrassed by what was happening on the floor.

Initially, this was basically going to be a love letter to Gerald Henderson, who I believe is in the midst of a breakout that will put him in the All-Star game within another season or two. I was going to write an article about why the Bobcats need to build around him and treat him as the franchise player.

But I can't shake the drive and potential and pure natural talent of point guard Kemba Walker out of my head.

I can't shove aside the monstrous defensive prowess and raw physical power of Bismack Biyombo.

I can't look past what happens with the second pick, whether it's traded or taken and I can't look past the possibilities of free agency.

So, sorry Gerald—this isn't all about you.

Instead, I'm going to take a look at the potential starting lineup, some key bench players and explain why we should be excited about the coming years. Mike Dunlap was a head-scratching hire, but early impressions are great. He looks to develop the young players on the roster and, according to George Karl, has an elite mind and passion for basketball despite his journeyman-like experience.

There will be a lot of conjecture in this article and this article could be moot by tonight with free agency starting, draft picks being traded, or anything else that can happen. But here's what I believe will be the starting line-up for the Charlotte Bobcats in 2012-2013 and why we can be excited.

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