Charlotte Hornets: 5 Early Predictions for 2019-20 Season

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Hornets will win over 25 games

Before everyone jumps on me about this, it’s imperative to remember that Charlotte has some productive young players. After last season’s final ten game stint, it’s no secret that Charlotte’s young core balled out at the end of last season.

Losing Kemba really hurt the team, but Walker had a decent enough supporting cast to keep games within reach. Many times last season when Walker had a bad first half, his supporting cast would pick up the slack and help keep them in the game (Example: Walker only scored ten points in a game that was lost by 18 against the Miami Heat on March 17, 2019).

I understand that Walker averaged 25 points per game, but Charlotte now has a player who can help make this team better, Terry Rozier. He may not be the star Walker is, but he comes from a team that won a lot of games.

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If Kupchak decides to tank, then I will not expect them to win that many games, but I feel that this team is talented enough to win over 25 games. Kupchak stated on Saturday night that if the team looks like a playoff contender, then the team will go over the luxury tax to get someone good.

Fans must have hope for this team because we need our young players to keep increasing their production. With Miles Bridges likely starting next season, I expect him to explode and have a huge Sophmore season for Charlotte.

This predicted number could increase in the near future, depending upon who the Hornets sign next in free agency.