This should not come as a surprise to anyone. The Hornets are lacking in several areas that comprise these rankings, career, and depth being the most notable. Charlotte has Mark Williams, Nick Richards, and Kai Jones to take up the minutes at the center position, and that has not resulted in an inspiring ranking here.
Could Williams continue his last-season run and be a major reason why the Hornets center group is ranked higher next season? Sure. There is also the same chance that the small sample size of what he accomplished was a mirage, and those in charge look for better options elsewhere as soon as this season. Williams is in a prove-it type situation, or else he may get relegated to the bench, a spot, in which given his skill set, he may be better off.
Here is the reality of the situation in Charlotte. The Hornets are sort of half-in, half-out and that is not an enviable position to be in for a franchise. Teams that continue to toe the line between tanking and trying to push for a spot in the Play-In Tournament are eternally irrelevant, a term that can be used to describe this extended stretch of professional basketball in Charlotte quite well.