Charlotte Hornets: Could Isaiah Hicks make the regular season roster?

Charlotte Hornets Summer League prospect Isaiah Hicks. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Summer League prospect Isaiah Hicks. (Photo by Garrett Ellwood/NBAE via Getty Images) /

Summer League has not been successful for the Charlotte Hornets so far, but players like Isaiah Hicks have been fighting to earn a spot on Charlotte’s regular season roster.

The Charlotte Hornets were not successful in the first four Summer League games, as they were only able to win one. While Charlotte has been losing their games, a certain player has been playing hard for the Hornets.

Summer League is all about getting better and making it on an NBA roster, but Isaiah Hicks has really been playing well for Charlotte. Hicks is coming off a game where he racked up 15 points, 8 rebounds, and 3 steals against the Chicago Bulls’ summer team.

Hicks’ last game against the Bulls was his best game of Summer League. In just four summer games, Hicks has managed to average 9.8 points, 5.3 rebounds, and 1.5 steals per game. He’s also shot 65% from the floor so far during Summer League.

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Hicks seems eager to make the Hornets’ roster as a power forward. He has spent much of Summer League playing the center position. He’s been playing hard against many players who are bigger than him.

Hicks has been making smart plays in the paint as well, and he has been on the receiving end of a few alley-oop throwdowns. He seems very comfortable when he’s on the court.

Hicks is a North Carolina native who played collegiately at the University of North Carolina. Hicks won a college championship with the Tarheels. It’s no secret that Hicks probably wants a chance to play for his hometown team.

Hicks went undrafted in the 2017 NBA Draft, and he eventually found himself playing for the New York Knicks. He has spent the last two seasons with the Knicks and has averaged 4.4 points and 2.3 rebounds per game.

He’s only played in a total of twenty-one games, while also not starting in any. He only played in three games last season, and he’s looking for a fresh start with a new team next season.

As I mentioned above, Hicks is a power forward and Charlotte seems to have a lot of depth at this position. He seems too undersized to make the active roster as a center, so he would have to play power forward for the team. He’s going to have a hard time trying to make the roster.

Hicks has looked nice during Summer League, and he’s looked good on the plays he has been making for Charlotte. I would expect him to go all out on Saturday night during Charlotte’s final Summer League game.

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The Hornets are set to play the Utah Jazz on Saturday at 4 pm; this game will be broadcasted on NBA TV. This should be an exciting one because many of the players will be fighting hard to earn a roster spot with Charlotte.