Charlotte Hornets: Predicting the 2019-20 season depth chart

Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges and Devonte Graham. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
Charlotte Hornets Miles Bridges and Devonte Graham. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /
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Charlotte Hornets Dwayne Bacon (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images) /

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1. Dwayne Bacon

This one was simple because Bacon has worked his butt off for his starting position. Bridges could have easily been the starting three, but based off Borrego’s speculation during Summer League, he may be playing power forward.

With Bridges not playing small forward, Bacon is the best candidate who can be a starter at the three-spot. As a starter last season, Bacon managed to average 10.9 points and 3.5 rebounds per game.

2. Michael Kidd-Gilchrist

I expect Kidd-Gilchrist to step into a similar role that he played in last year for the Hornets. Kidd-Gilchrist did not have a good season last year, and a lot of it had to do with his playing time.

Kidd-Gilchrist has the ability to be effective off the bench as he brings a lot of energy and effort. He’s strong when heading to rack for a layup, and he has managed to add the three-point game to his offensive skill set.

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Kidd-Gilchrist is easily the team’s best defensive player, and Charlotte will need his defensive intensity off the bench next season.

3. Arnoldas Kulboka

This one was hard because Arnoldas Kulboka was drafted by Charlotte last year, but he had to spend the season with his Euro team. If he makes the active roster, he should spend a lot of time in the G-League.

What makes him a likely candidate to join the roster is his impressive play during Summer League. During the summer, Kulboka managed to average 8.8 points and 4.5 rebounds per game.

He’s gotten a lot bigger and stronger from last year, and he looks like he is ready to make an NBA squad.