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, Gerald Wallace
Charlotte Hornets / Bobcats Gerald Wallace. (Photo by Kevin C. Cox/Getty Images) /

Charlotte Hornets all-time starting five – Power forward: Gerald Wallace (2007-08)

Stat line: 19.4 PPG / 6.0 RPG / 2.1 SPG

Before you freak out about Gerald Wallace being the power forward for this team, there are a few things to consider. Wallace is the only power forward to never play with the previous four players, and he played the best season of his career at the four spot.

During his time in Charlotte, Wallace never got the help that he deserved. Wallace was a huge part of the Bobcats (now Hornets) success. During his time in Charlotte, Wallace averaged 16.4 points and 7.5 rebounds per game.

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While the 2007-08 season was the best scoring season of his career, his only notable teammates during that season were Jason Richardson, Raymond Felton, and Emeka Okafor.

Just like current Hornets’ power forward PJ Washington, Wallace was considered to be undersized at power forward during this season. However, his defensive and athletic abilities helped him to be a force against opposing forwards.

Many knew Wallace for his impressive defense, but he played with a lot of intensity on offense as well. While he was not an elite 25+ points per game scorer, Wallace found consistent ways to efficiently score and throw down many electrifying dunks.

As a defender, Gerald Wallace would fit in nicely on a team with many offensive weapons like the all-time starting lineup that has been put together. Kemba Walker, Eddie Jones, Glen Rice, Wallace, and Alonzo Mourning would be the best starting lineup where none of the players played together.

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With this all-time starting lineup featuring a balanced offense and defense, do you agree with our picks?