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 Cody Zeller. (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images) /


1. Cody Zeller

This had to be the most straightforward prediction to make, as Cody Zeller is the best center on the roster. Zeller has missed a significant amount of playing time these past two seasons (missed 82 games), but he is expected to keep his role as the team’s starter.

Despite missing a handful of games last season, Zeller did manage to have one of the best seasons of his career. Last season he averaged 10.1 points and 6.8 rebounds per game for the Hornets.

He is easily one of the centers in the league when it comes to setting screens; he should play well with Terry Rozier.

2. Bismack Biyombo

Biyombo may not be as good as Hernangomez offensively, but I do expect him to be the backup center. Biyombo spent 32 games last season as a starter for Charlotte, and it only seems fit that he retains some minutes next season.

As a starter for the team, he managed to average 5.6 points and 5.8 rebounds per game. He is a defensive force in the paint, and Coach Borrego will need his shot-blocking abilities next season.

The team failed to upgrade their frontcourt defensively for Coach Borrego, but Biyombo can still be used as a defensive anchor for the team.

3. Willy Hernangomez

Hernangomez is easily the most versatile player in the frontcourt, and I expect him to fight hard against Biyombo for the backup center position. Last season proved to be the second-best season of his career, as he averaged 7.3 points and 5.4 rebounds per game.

I have high hopes for Hernnangomez because of his youth, and he easily could be a weapon for Charlotte in the frontcourt. With all of his workout photos on Twitter, you can tell that he has been putting in the work for a spot in the team’s rotation.

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I expect the team’s depth chart to look like this next season, and a lot of the younger players should find plenty of playing time. Do you agree with these predictions? Tweet us your thoughts on the predicted depth chart @SwarmnSting.