Charlotte Hornets All-Star Kemba Walker, right, is a free agent this summer. His decision figures to be a balance between chance to win and earning power.
Charlotte Hornets All-Star Kemba Walker, right, is a free agent this summer. His decision figures to be a balance between chance to win and earning power. Tony Gutierrez AP
Charlotte Hornets All-Star Kemba Walker, right, is a free agent this summer. His decision figures to be a balance between chance to win and earning power. Tony Gutierrez AP

Rick Bonnell is a sportswriter/columnist for the Charlotte Observer. He has been in Charlotte since 1988, when the NBA arrived, and has covered the Hornets continuously. A former president of the Pro Basketball Writers Association, Bonnell also writes occasionally on the NFL and college sports.

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