Kemba Walker might be the answer, but I doubt it. He was sensational at UConn and won a NCAA title, but he was extremely under-whelming as a rookie last year. After all, he’s an under-sized combo guard with “barely there” point guard skills.
If you ask me, he’s not the guy that is going to get Charlotte back to the playoffs. He might play a helping hand, but right now, he’s not the player he needs to be to be “the answer”. When Ramon Sessions is more balanced, you know you’ve still got some work to do.
Gerald Henderson isn’t the guy, either. He’s a fine offensive player with a sweet stroke, but can he carry the Bobcats? I’m pretty sure we all know the answer to that. B.J. Mullens is a solid big man with a lot of potential. But it’s not like he’s the next Kevin Love or Tim Duncan. He doesn’t rebound as well as he should, and his defense leaves something to be desired. And even when you have your defensive gem in Bismack Biyombo, you’re lacking offensive polish.
So, really, it is going to come down to the freshest face in Charlotte: Michael Kidd-Gilchrist. Can he be the guy to get them to the next level?
Brace yourselves: probably not.