With little left to play for, the Charlotte Hornets look to the off-season to make some changes that could help fix the mess in which they find themselves.
The Charlotte Hornets haven’t exactly lit up the NBA scoreboard this season and most figured that would be the case. It could certainly be worse, of course, as several teams around the league have shown, but there is definitely a specter surrounding this team, especially regarding the team’s immediate future.
As most Hornets fans know, this team has been the epitome of mediocrity over the years. That sounds harsh, but, unfortunately, it’s true.
Just including the past decade, the Hornets/Bobcats have made the playoffs a mere three times, with all three trips seeing them bounced out of the first round. This span includes that now-infamous season where they won just seven games and somehow, someway, did not land the first overall pick in the NBA Draft.
That level of mediocrity can do a lot to a city and a fanbase, especially one that has endured what Charlotte has.
Again, it could always be worse and there have been a few bright spots here and there over the years, but for a region that is becoming more and more filled with those from other parts of the country. It can be difficult to sustain a level of interest through what could arguably be one of the lower points in franchise history.
So, we look to the future, and by future, I mean just a few short months away. As of now, most mock draft boards have the Hornets picking at around the 6th or 7th spot, which seems a little low, but remember, as bad as it has seemed for Charlotte, there are much worse teams out there. So, what’s out there at that range? Let’s take a quick look.