Charlotte Hornets 2019-20 Expectations: Dwayne Bacon Deserving Early Hype?

Charlotte Hornets Dwayne Bacon (Photo by Chris Elise/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Dwayne Bacon seems to be fastly becoming one of Charlotte’s most promising second-round additions in recent memory.  But as the hype for Bacon begins to bubble, Charlotte Hornets fans have to wonder how high his upside is, and what to expect from him this year.

After a limited first year with the Charlotte Hornets, Dwayne Bacon saw an increase in minutes last season which led to solid production and stat jumps for the 6-foot-7 guard. While only averaging four more minutes per game, Bacon was able to double his rookie season’s points per game average.

Given his increase in productivity, boisterous social media presence, and love of fashion, Dwayne Bacon is quickly becoming one of the more recognizable players on a depleted Hornets’ roster.

With Jeremy Lamb off to Indiana, Nicolas Batum aging out, and Miles Bridges expecting to see more time at the PF slot, Bacon will be vying to become the team’s swingman of the future. Thus it seems likely Bacon’s presence is poised to continue growing both on and off the court this year.

As Bacon’s role expands, the question for Hornets fans becomes the height of his ceiling as a long-term prospect, as well as where he will improve this season. However, before we speculate on these things, here is a recap of Bacon’s 2018-2019 growth.