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It is back to the future for the Charlotte Hornets in a lot of ways this season – from the team’s nickname to their uniform to their teal and purple colors. But most importantly, the retro vibe will extend onto the court. Like the Hornets of the 1990s, who were consistently a playoff contender, the 2014-15 version will be a force in the Eastern Conference as well.

Charlotte Hornets forward Michael Kidd-Gilchrist is different than he was his first two NBA seasons: more assertive, more vocal, more ready to share knowledge and opinions.

Meet the 2014 Charlotte Hornets roster and get an analysis on players' strengths and what they need to do to get better.

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