SHENZHEN, CHINA – OCTOBER 11: Michael Jordan, Owner of Charlotte Hornets speaks to media during the press conference before the match between Charlotte Hornets and Los Angeles Clippers as part of the 2015 NBA Global Games China at Universiade Centre on October 11, 2015 in Shenzhen, China. (Photo by Zhong Zhi/Getty Images)
Incoming free agents are a staple of modern-day sports and the Charlotte Hornets are no strangers to signing players that would help the club achieve success for a year or two. Here are just three of those players.
Perhaps it’s due to the nature of the NBA and how the sport handles making transactions, but the Charlotte Hornets don’t exactly have a long list of players they’ve signed throughout the years that have come in and made a significant impact.
Most of the players we’ve all grown to know and love have either been drafted by the Hornets themselves or were parts of various trades the franchise has made over the years in order to improve the team.
So, when looking for the more notable players that were brought in by their own volition, it’s kind of scarce. The bulk of them are role players at best or downtrodden journeymen just looking to eke out the rest of their careers.
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Although the Charlotte Hornets haven’t had a number of big-name free agents in their short time in the NBA, there have been a few additions who have made some solid contributions here and there.
It’s a shame, but not a surprise, as Charlotte has never been a glamourous, big market team and while it is indeed a large, metropolitan area, it’s never been the go-to spot for NBA free agents.
As a result, this won’t be the most star-studded list, but it will be one full of names people who really appreciate Charlotte Hornets basketball will recognize, even if they were here for only a handful of years.
Our next player is very familiar to fans young and old as he was a long-time member of the Hornets until just a few months ago.