How the Charlotte Hornets compare to each NBA team in 2019-20

Charlotte Hornets James Borrego (Photo by Kent Smith/NBAE via Getty Images)
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Milwaukee Bucks

  • ’18-19 Record: 60-22
  • ’18-19 Season Series: 3-1 (Bucks)
  • ’19-20 Advantage: Bucks

Last season, the Milwaukee Bucks had more wins than any other team in the NBA, but after this off-season, I think they took a step back. That doesn’t mean that they aren’t a powerhouse in the Eastern Conference, but I wouldn’t call them the best team in the conference, or league for that matter.

I think losing Malcolm Brogdon is really going to hurt this team. Wes Matthews was a decent replacement for him, but he won’t provide nearly as much as Brogdon did. They do still have two All-Stars in Giannis Antetokounmpo and Khris Middleton, with one of them being the MVP of the league, so they should be fine.

Against Toronto in the playoffs last season, Antetokounmpo’s weaknesses were exposed, and it’s clear that he has to grow in other areas. He’s not a great shooter, and he can’t rely on going through people on every possession. Look for him to improve his overall skill going into the 2019-20 season.

The Charlotte Hornets hope to get on the level of the Milwaukee Bucks in the future, but right now, they aren’t even close. Another no-brainer.