Charlotte Hornets: 5 Early Predictions for 2019-20 Season

Charlotte Hornets Malik Monk. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images)
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Charlotte Hornets Malik Monk. (Photo by Mitchell Leff/Getty Images) /

With the NBA Offseason halfway over, let’s go over some predictions for the Charlotte Hornets’ 2019-20 season.

Since the season ended back in April, the Charlotte Hornets have had a hard offseason. Fans did not get who they wanted in the draft, and the Hornets lost some key players in free agency.

The most devastating part of the offseason was when Charlotte lost star player Kemba Walker to the Boston Celtics. Not to mention they also lost their second-leading scorer Jeremy Lamb to the Indiana Pacers.

Charlotte has a weaker roster than last season, and the franchise could be in the midst of a full rebuild. On Saturday after free agent deals became official, Mitch Kupchak told reporters that he would not know about a rebuild until training camp is over.

Based on the team’s Summer League performance, Charlotte only has five guys who are good enough to make the active roster. Two of these players may also end up being starters next season (Miles Bridges and Dwayne Bacon).

Hornets’ Devonte Graham should be ready for a tremendous sophomore season, as it’s likely he will receive significant minutes as the team’s back-up point guard. I expect Graham to play very well next season.

There may not be a lot to look forward to next season, but Charlotte has the opportunity to do great things with the squad they have. Charlotte’s young players played fantastic during the last ten games of last season.

Every fan knows that we have some special young players, and now since Kemba is gone, they may have the chance to take their game to the next level. Next season will be fun, so let’s jump into my early predictions for next season!