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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New Orleans Pelicans

  • ’18-19 Record: 33-49
  • ’18-19 Season Series: 1-1
  • ’19-20 Advantage: Pelicans

When it became aware that Anthony Davis wanted out of New Orleans, most people expected them to hit the reset button and rebuild, much like the Charlotte Hornets are doing right now. However, the Pelicans have managed to assemble a roster that could compete for a playoff spot in the post-AD era.

New Orleans has arguably one of the best young cores in the league, featured by Zion Williamson, the number one pick in the 2019 NBA Draft. He has some concerns, but most people expect him to be a superstar player down the line.

They also did a good job in free agency, adding veterans in Derrick Favors and J.J. Redick that will play major roles for them. The roster looks great on paper, but it will be interesting to see them all in action and see if they can make it work. If so, a lower seed playoff berth is certainly in the cards.

If the Charlotte Hornets traded Kemba Walker instead of letting him leave as a free agent, they would be in a much better spot, like the Pelicans are. Still, you can’t blame them for not trading him. The hope was to make the playoffs and re-sign him, but it just didn’t happen.

New Orleans gets the edge over Charlotte.