The offseason started with a few swings and misses by the Charlotte Hornets on the NBA free-agency front, but owner Michael Jordan, general manager Rich Cho and the rest of the clan saved face by making a few very nice moves after the initial flurry died down.
All of a sudden, the starting lineup will look quite a bit stronger, which in turn will fortify the bench. The buzz will be back and better than ever behind a starting five that would put any of those in Bobcats history to shame.
However, the offseason did leave the Hornets with a question or two. Among them will be whether or not they can build on last season's huge improvement and what exactly the starting lineup will look like?
The Eastern Conference has been shaken up and left wide open. Charlotte now has all the opportunity in the world to ring in the new era behind a contender led by stalwarts Al Jefferson and Kemba Walker.
The only significant loss from last year's roster will be Josh McRoberts, an absence that could quickly be alleviated depending on how quickly No. 9 overall pick Noah Vonleh can marinate. He and fellow first-rounder P.J. Hairston could make this one of the scariest teams in the East if they buy into the system and show some early poise.
Assuming that everyone stays healthy and most of the dust has settled in the land of free agency, let's dive into your projected 2014-15 Charlotte Hornets starting lineup.