It has been less than a month since I’ve seen any basketball, but it still feels too long. Consequently, it has also been too long since I’ve seen the Charlotte Hornets. They’re back to “swarm” (cheesy) the Summer League. May their victories be sweet as honey (super cheesy). Although they won’t be wearing those sweet new uniforms, it will be a chance to see they’re latest draft haul in action. Noah Vonleh and P.J. Hairston will be playing in the first game against the Golden State Warriors. Tip-off is at 8:30 EST (5:30 PST). Cody Zeller will also be appearing for his second time at Summer League. Patrick Ewing will be head coach in place of Steve Clifford.
The Golden State Warriors had zero picks in this year’s draft, so their squad is comprised of players that are trying to make a team. However, this will be the first time for Steve Kerr to assume head coaching duties. It was a bombshell announcement and has caused plenty of intrigue. Steve Kerr was one of the top names to secure a coaching position. Much like Steve Clifford did in his first year, he’ll be using the Summer League to acclimate himself.
For the Hornets, they saw enough good qualities to send another invite to 6’3” guard Jerome Dyson. It will be fun to see what the new kids can do. Here’s hoping P.J. Hairston can pull it together mentally. For Noah Vonleh, there’s no reason why he can’t become a dominant force on both ends of the floor.
In addition to the anticipated debut of their new coach, the Golden State Warriors also added James Michael McAdoo to their squad, who went undrafted in an incredibly deep field. The former Tar Heel will use this opportunity to prove he has what it takes to earn a spot. In his third year at UNC, McAdoo averaged 14 points and 6 rebounds.
What do you think Hornets fans? Who are you most excited to see play for Charlotte in the summer league? Let your voice be heard in the comment section below!
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