The Charlotte Hornets got lucky last offseason when they received the third overall pick in the 2020 NBA Draft. LaMelo Ball has played very well for Charlotte and he looks like a future star for the team. The Hornets, however, are not a complete team and could look to the draft next offseason to add more talent to the roster.
The Hornets have certainly made some blunders in the draft during their 31-year history, including a string of bad decisions when the team rejoined the league as the Charlotte Bobcats prior to the 2004-2005 season but the team has made solid draft choices the last four years. Hornets’ General Manager Mitch Kupchak has done well selecting in the second round as well.
Besides the draft, the Hornets have other concerns to address this offseason. Cody Zeller and Bismack Biyombo are set to become unrestricted free agents, while Devonte’ Graham and Malik Monk will enter restricted free agency. For a team that is already limited on the inside and scoring, they may have additional holes to fill if one or multiple of these players leave the team.
The Swarm and Sting staff collaborated on a round-table discussion regarding this year’s draft. Without further ado, let’s start the discussion by covering what the biggest need in the draft will be for the Hornets.