Since it's not my money either way, I just hope Kemba gets away from Charlotte. Al Jefferson, MKG and Stephenson is no kind of future in the NBA.
I don't know about this premise. They were a solid team last year that should be even better this year with Stephenson in the mix and their young guys taking another step forward (the east being a disaster also doesn't hurt). It's unlikely he'll ever seriously contend there, but in a place like Charlotte you can't screw up a key draft (2012) and expect things to fall your way. All in all, though, there are worse places to be, and having been through the rubble of 2011 and '12 probably makes any future winning more satisfying.
Overall, it's a good, fair article, but I think he's worth between 8 and 10 million - "league average starting point guard" isn't exactly an insult in todays landscape, and you can't plug in somebody like Beverly or Lin and expect to lose nothing (Charlotte offenses were far less effective with Walker on the bench last season).