Charlotte Hornets

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Apologies for bumming out Buzz City, but the thing to say about the Hornets’ future might be that they have not traded any future first-round picks.
They are seemingly sent by all offseason paths that are conceivable . Break the bank to maintain Kemba Walker, and you are probably paying the luxury tax to get a lottery team. Let him walk, and you’re losing arguably the hottest player in franchise history. Splurge on him Jeremy Lamb, and you might be footing one of the biggest payrolls of basketball. Reduce both Walker and Lamb, and no one who averaged even 11 points per game is being returned by also you.
They should have some cap space in 2020, this summer When the Hornets pinch pennies. This hasn’t been a destination that is free-agent, and also a Walker passing will leave them without an All-Star recruiter.
Cementing Charlotte to the bottom place? Its prospects are Malik Monk and Miles Bridges. The prior is a profession 37.4 percent shooter. The latter possesses rookie averages of 6.8 points and 3.6 rebounds.
If these are the building blocks, the Hornets might be constructing a house of cards.

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