Charlotte Hornets: 5 Best Building Blocks

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Charlotte Hornets' MKG and Al Jefferson

January 31, 2014; Los Angeles, CA, USA; Charlotte Bobcats center Al Jefferson (25) and small forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist (14) celebrate the110-100 victory against the Los Angeles Lakers following the second half at Staples Center. Mandatory Credit: Gary A. Vasquez-USA TODAY Sports

All sights are set on the future for the Charlotte Hornets.

The Bobcats were stuck in the NBA’s cellar for four seasons, and after a 7-59 season which included a 23-game losing streak, Charlotte basketball was the league’s biggest punchline for two years straight.

Now, though, after securing one franchise-altering talent last summer in Al Jefferson and another this year–Lance Stephenson, the seasons of nothingness seem to have paid off. Relevant once more, the Hornets are gearing up for what projects to be their best season since the 1990’s, and with numerous high-upside prospects–courtesy of their lottery seasons–and their worst days easily behind them, there really is only room to improve.

With that said, here is a look at the five best building blocks for the Hornets moving forward.

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