The Charlotte Bobcats have struggled as a franchise in recent years.
When your 21-61 record is not nearly as bad as the seven wins you posted two years ago, things have been difficult for your team.
There were issues on both sides of the floor for Charlotte. While they trailed only the Sacramento Kings in 2012-13 with 102.66 points allowed per contest, the Bobcats were not much better on offense. They finished with the fifth-worst scoring total and, in turn, the highest negative point differential in the NBA.
Yet things seem to be turning around.
GM Rich Cho has done an admirable job rebuilding the team in a short time, and his most recent offseason moves deserve praise.
Cho and the organization have focused on improving in the painted area to turn around this differential, a strategy that should pay dividends in 2013-14.
It has even led to a deeper bench that should help Charlotte pick up more wins going forward. To come in this slideshow are those players who will occupy that bench, as well as those who may not have the luxury of sitting down very often once the regular season starts in October.