With just 30 wins the past two seasons, it's clear the Charlotte Bobcats have a long way to go to become a contender in the NBA's Eastern Conference. The good news is that the team possesses a good young core built around Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist and a sizable amount of cap space to do some damage this offseason.
The problem, though, is that as a franchise with just one playoff appearance in its history and two consecutively dismal seasons, the Bobcats don't top many people's lists of attractive free-agent destinations.
Charlotte has a lot of holes to fill, and management has staked their rebuilding plan on building through the draft. That means that a huge, splashy move is possible, but not very likely unless it fits into the long-term plan.
This doesn't means that the Cats can't be smart and efficient about adding depth and addressing key needs. These five men fit both of those qualifications and are the five most realistic free agent options for Charlotte this offseason.