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

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Washington Wizards

  • ’18-19 Record: 32-50
  • ’18-19 Season Series: 3-1 (Hornets)
  • ’19-20 Advantage: Neutral

The Washington Wizards are looking at a long 2019-20 season with their All-Star point guard John Wall out with an achilles injury. They still have Bradley Beal, who blossomed into a major star last season, but outside of him, the roster is one of the worst in the league.

Beal single-handedly makes this a neutral match-up. He played at an insanely high level last season, averaging 25.6 points, 5.0 rebounds and 5.5 assists. Despite his play, the Wizards have struggled recently, and they could lose their All-Star down the road if these struggles continue.

They had a pretty good draft, picking up Rui Hachimura and Admiral Schofield. Hachimura looks like a day-one starter, which will help his transition to the NBA. He’s one of the few promising prospects on the roster.

The Charlotte Hornets and Washington Wizards will both likely finish towards the bottom of the Eastern Conference. It’s a tough time for both franchises, but they both must build towards the future and get through this season.

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So, as you can see, the Charlotte Hornets won’t be favored in very many match-ups this season. This season will be all about player development for Charlotte, as any hope for the playoffs went out the window the day Kemba Walker departed for Boston.