When the regular season starts the one thing Bobcats fans want to see is some sort of evidence this team is improving. The fans want to know that the front office is doing their job, and putting together a strong foundation to lead this team for years to come.
The Bobcats certainly appear to have a strong foundation being laid down, but so far the team has failed to show any tangible results during the regular season. That is why this season is so important. The young players on the team need to prove they are the future of the franchise.
Kemba Walker, Michael Kidd-Gilchrist, and company need to prove to the fans that this group has the ability to someday compete and make the playoffs. The fans do not neccessarily expect this team to win now, but they want to see that this team at least has the potential to compete sometime down the road.
However, a strong start to this season would certainly help towards validating this team’s potential. It would also help cement Mike Dunlap as the coach of the future, and help validate some of the moves the front office has made over the past couple years.