The Charlotte Bobcats made significant strides throughout the offseason with one eye on the present season and another firmly focused on the future.
Charlotte inked Al Jefferson to a four-year deal during the summer, making one of the biggest free agent signings in franchise history. The Bobcats kept their core of blossoming players together, re-signing Gerald Henderson to pair with Kemba Walker and Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. They drafted Cody Zeller fourth overall as a complimentary big man to Jefferson.
They've got the pieces in place to develop and, if everything falls into place, could make a run in the next few years toward the postseason.
With that said, ahead is a power ranking of the 2013-14 Bobcats based on stats from past years and estimated production for this current season.
*All stats courtesy of Basketball-Reference, unless otherwise noted.