2. Three-Point Shooting
The Charlotte Hornets were one of the worst three-point shooting teams in the league last season. Making only 10.7 threes per game, this was tied for the third-fewest in the NBA last season. Considering how important the three-ball has become to the modern game, there was not a scenario where this type of output would result in success for any team.
It would be one thing if Charlotte was near the bottom of three-point attempts per game, but their 32.5 ranked 18th in the league last year. However, their 33% conversion rate from deep was only better than the 32.7% of the Houston Rockets in 2022-23.
Even though it seems like there is not a lot of hope for the Hornets in 2023-24, that would be inaccurate. As mentioned in the previous slide, health played a major factor for the Hornets last year. Considering the limitations of LaMelo Ball, along with other supporting members missing time, that leads to players taking on larger roles offensively and taking shots they probably should not be attempting. Take a healthier roster and add in the near 3 made threes per game from Brandon Miller at the college level in addition to Miles Bridges three-point average of just under 2 per game in his last two years, and the Hornets should be able to covert more often from deep this season.