The Charlotte Bobcats are going to be a better team than last year, and a better team than most writers seem to give them credit for.
Let us, for the moment, set aside the addition below market value (no matter what anyone says) signing of one of the best post-skilled offensive men in the game in Al Jefferson, the continued growth and passion of Kemba Walker and a hopefully re-signed Gerald Henderson.
Let's just talk about Las Vegas Summer League 2013, where the Bobcats are 2-1, their only loss coming against a buzzer-beater, losing 69-68.
They have victories against the New York Knicks and the Dallas Mavericks, and all of the sure-fire NBA players on the summer league roster have worked to improve in certain areas, and so far it's been a success.
But what exactly have we seen out of the Charlotte Bobcats this summer, and what implications does it have regarding the future, most pressingly at the moment, with Gerald Henderson?
Being that it's summer league, and these guys have to make the successful transfer into real-life NBA situations, take all of this with a grain of salt. That being said, summer league is much more competitive than many people think. The best college and international players in the world coming either by draft or trying to earn a spot in the NBA as an undrafted free agent, or an international player.
In other words, these are the best of the best as far as young talent goes, and the accomplishments and failures of this team stand a high chance of translating at least in some way to the NBA.