Charlotte Hornets: NBA title odds released for the Hornets

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In the thirty years of existence for the Charlotte Hornets, they have never won an NBA title. What do their odds look like midway through the season?

The Charlotte Hornets’ franchise has been around for thirty years; not once has this franchise been able to win an NBA Championship. The farthest the team has made it in the playoffs, was the Eastern Conference Semifinals four times.

In the thirty years that the Charlotte Hornets have been around, they have only been able to make it to the playoffs ten times. This means that the Hornets have had 33.3% of their seasons end with playoff contention.

On Thursday (1/17), the Charlotte Hornets’ odds of winning the title this year is posted at +10000, according to Odds Shark.

Currently, the Hornets do not have very high odds to win the championship this season, but anything can happen. The Hornets are currently sitting at a record of (20-23); a record that can either improve or decline, depending upon what the team does.

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It would seem that the Charlotte Hornets’ odds for the championship could get better if they can start to string together some wins. A trade by the NBA’s trade deadline could also drastically improve the Hornets’ chances of winning an NBA title.

The Hornets last made the playoffs in the 2015-2016 NBA season; losing to the Miami Heat in game seven of the first round.

If the Charlotte Hornets could somehow make the playoffs this season, their title odds should surely improve.

I believe that with the current roster that the Hornets have, they will not make it to the finals this year. Many NBA teams who make the finals typically have a couple of stars on their teams, while the Hornets’ only have one star, Kemba Walker.

I am a firm believer of the phrase “any given Sunday.” While this phrase mainly pertains to the NFL, I believe that no NBA team should be counted out, because we never know when an upset could occur.

Kemba Walker is a competitor, and he will not go down without a fight. When Walker was at UCONN, his team did not have high odds of winning their conference championship, let alone the College Basketball Championship.

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If Kemba Walker can get that one player who can take all of the pressure off of his shoulders, then he will be a dangerous man to face when the playoffs roll around. I believe that if the Hornets can finish out the months of January and February with a record above .500, then they will have a good chance for a playoff run.