Charlotte Hornets Training Camp: What’s on the line for each player

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As the Charlotte Hornets prepare for training camp later this month, numerous players have a lot riding on a successful camp going into the 2019-20 season.

The 2019-20 season is quickly approaching, and even though the Charlotte Hornets had a lackluster off-season, there is some excitement in the air now that the keys are being handed over to the younger players.

Training camp will officially open up later on this month, and it will be an important one for the Charlotte Hornets. Plenty of tough decisions await the front office, along with the coaching staff. Who gets cut? Who is a starter and who is a bench player? Lots of questions will be answered soon enough.

Last season, the Hornets finished with a 39-43 record, which was good for the ninth seed in the Eastern Conference. They finished just two games out of the eighth and final playoff spot. Things are going to be different in 2019-20, though.

With the Hornets now expected to go into a rebuild after losing franchise star Kemba Walker to Boston, many are expecting them to go all-in on the youth and build towards the future. However, they still have multiple veterans that can make a difference as well. It’s an interesting group of players, that’s for sure.

With training camp being so close, it now seems like a good time to take a strong look at what’s on the line for each Charlotte Hornets player going into the 2019-20 season. Every player has something to prove headed into the new year.

Let’s get this started with a player who’s expected to see a significant boost in playing time as a third-year player, Dwayne Bacon.