Charlotte Hornets: Ranking the Past 10 Charlotte Seasons

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1. (2015-2016) Charlotte Hornets

This season was arguably one of the best seasons in the franchise’s history in the last decade. In the second season of the Hornets being back in Charlotte, the team was able to find a way into the playoffs.

In the off-season, the Hornets were able to draft Frank Kaminsky, while also signing players like Jeremy Lin and Tyler Hansbrough during free agency. Also during the 2015 off-season, Gerald Henderson and Noah Vonleh would be traded to the Portland Trailblazers for forward, Nicolas Batum.

The Hornets, led by Coach Steve Clifford, finished the season with a record of (48-34), six wins away from tying the Hornets all-time record for wins in a season. Of course, this Charlotte team had some studs playing for it, which led to them having such a great season.

The leading scorer for the Hornets during the 2015-2016 season was no other than Kemba Walker, who scored a new career high in points per game with 20.9. The second leading scorer was newly acquired Nicolas Batum with 14.9 points per game.

Charlotte had a number of six players who finished the season averaging ten points or more per game. It’s no secret that this season of Charlotte basketball was known for its style of team basketball.

Charlotte would ultimately end the season in the playoffs with a loss to the Miami Heat in the first round. The Charlotte Hornets came back from a 2-0 deficit, only to ultimately lose in game seven on the road in Miami.

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The downside of the season was the nagging injuries that affected Al Jefferson. Al Jefferson was only able to start a low number of eighteen games, while Cody Zeller started and played in a whopping number of seventy games.