Charlotte Hornets: All-time starting five, with no teammates allowed

Charlotte Hornets Eddie Jones and Baron Davis. Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones /Allsport
Charlotte Hornets Eddie Jones and Baron Davis. Mandatory Credit: Craig Jones /Allsport /
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Charlotte Hornets, Glen Rice
Charlotte Hornets Glen Rice. (Photo credit should read MATT CAMPBELL/AFP via Getty Images) /

Charlotte Hornets all-time starting five – Small forward: Glen Rice (1996-97)

Stat line: 26.8 PPG / 4.0 RPG / 3P%- .470

Since this article is based on players who never played together, Glen Rice was never on the Hornets at the time when Alonzo Mourning was. Rice never played with Mourning, but he did get the chance to play alongside Larry Johnson who did.

Rice’s 1996-97 season was historic for the Hornets, as he made the All-Star team and also won the All-Star Game’s MVP Award. To this day, Rice remains the only Hornets player to have ever won this award while on the team.

This elite season came following his first season with the Hornets. Rice only played for the Hornets for three seasons, but he averaged 23.5 points and 4.4 rebounds per game during his Charlotte campaign.

Rice was elite from the three-point range as a Hornet, as he finished his time in Charlotte shooting 44% from behind the arc. Besides Kemba Walker, Rice is one of the best three-point shooters in franchise history.

During his time in Charlotte, Rice saw some of the best scoring seasons of his career. What made the 1996-97 season also very special was his historic percentage of 47% on made three-pointers.

Following the 1996-97 season, Glen Rice would never shoot as well as he did from behind the arc. This version of Rice would’ve been deadly if he had played next to Kemba Walker and Alonzo Mourning.