Every team in the NBA is guilty of signing a player who is past their prime and the Charlotte Hornets are no exception. Focusing solely on the second Hornets era, the following are five players signed by the organization who were past their prime.
Tony Parker 2018
Let’s get the weirdest one out of the way first. Tony Parker never looked quite right in a Charlotte Hornets uniform, and almost everyone will remember him being in a Spurs uniform when reflecting upon his career.
Understandably, Parker wanted to continue his career, but the decision to sign with a Hornets team coming off a 10th-place finish in the Eastern Conference will forever remain perplexing. While Parker would later say that he signed with the organization due to the presence of Michael Jordan, it does not make it any less confusing.
Parker would average 9.5 points and 3.7 assists in 17.9 minutes per game off the bench in his lone season in Charlotte.