2019-20 Eastern Conference Standings Predictions: Where do the Charlotte Hornets sit?

Charlotte Hornets Nicolas Batum (Photo by Jason Miller/Getty Images)
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No. 15 – Charlotte Hornets

Sorry, Charlotte Hornets fans, but I have this group as the worst team in the Eastern Conference going into the season. Like I said, this is going to be a rebuilding season, so patience will be key for a fan base that is dying to see their team back in contention.

Overall, the Hornets do have some nice young talent with players like Miles Bridges and Terry Rozier in town, but they are all really unproven talent. Malik Monk and Dwayne Bacon fit into this category as well. All players will see an increased workload this season and will have to play through some struggles.

After looking at the schedule for the Charlotte Hornets, I believe they can win about 22 games during the 2019-20 season. James Borrego will have his team playing hard, but an overall lack of talent is going to hurt them. Borrego has been excellent with player development thus far, so let’s hope that continues going into his second year with the club.

Better years are ahead for this franchise, but this year is going to be a difficult one. So many teams around the NBA took a step forward this off-season, while the Hornets took a major step backwards. The primary focus for them will be internal development and building a core through the NBA Draft.

It won’t be worse than Charlotte’s 2011-12 season, where they won just seven games, but this season will be the toughest one in recent memory.