Charlotte Hornets: Ranking the Past 10 Charlotte Seasons

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9. (2012-2013) Charlotte Bobcats

Following the worst season in NBA history, Charlotte did not follow up the 2011-2012 season with a better season, but they were able to win fifteen more wins. The team finished the 2012-2013 season with a record of (21-61).

In this season, Kemba Walker would end up leading the team in scoring with 17.7 points per game, while rookie Michael Kidd-Gilchrist 9 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. It was no lie that Charlotte had a better season offensively, and defensively.

It can be noted that Charlotte did start the season with a new head coach, Mike Dunlap, who’s time fell short after he was fired after the terrible season. Following Dunlap’s firing, Charlotte would go on to sign Steve Clifford as head coach on May 29th, 2013.

Two of the biggest plays for the 2012-2013 season came from game-winning shots made against the Minnesota Timberwolves, and some posterizing dunks by Gerald Henderson and Byron Mullens.

The team did not have any award winners, but one of the biggest moves they made during the year, was a trade that sent Hakim Warrick to the Orlando Magic for PF Josh McRoberts. This trade bolded well for Charlotte, as McRoberts was able to get 9.3 points and 7.2 rebounds per game.

Knowing that the team was in lack of a true center, Charlotte would then go on to draft Cody Zeller. Zeller was selected 4th overall in the 2013 NBA Draft; ultimately becoming a substantial acquisition for the Bobcats.