Charlotte Hornets: Three Reasons To Trade Up

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Jun 26, 2014; Brooklyn, NY, USA; A general view as the names of the first round draft picks are displayed above the stage during the 2014 NBA Draft at the Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

2. Mario Hezonja

Super Mario is being projected to go as high as fifth to Orlando, even though some mock drafts have the Spanish league player falling to the Hornets at number nine. However, given his potential to be a superstar player, the Hornets cannot just sit back and hope that he is still on the board when their turn comes.

A trade with the Knicks would assure the Charlotte Hornets of being able to grab Hezonja and position themselves for the future with the player who might have the highest upside in the entire 2015 draft class. Swarm and sting went over Hezonja’s strengths and weaknesses already, so we will not rehash them here, but one thing is certain, the Hornets and Hezonja are a perfect fit together.

Charlotte needs someone who can energize the fanbase and lift his teammates up. Hezonja’s hot shooting and propensity to make highlight reel plays is exactly what is needed. Call the Knicks, and unless the price is too high, make the deal.

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