Three pieces Hornets need to become a contender

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3. Three-Point Specialist

The Charlotte Hornets’ struggles from three-point range are well documented. As one of the worst teams from deep last season, this particular aspect of their game has been noted repeatedly as one they must get better at. Obviously, improvements and consistency from the current group are required, but this particular need goes beyond what is already in-house. This is a team that needs a three-point specialist.

The type of player where they have one job and one job only, and that is to make three-pointers when called upon. Think of someone like Kyle Korver, J.J. Reddick, late-career Ray Allen, etc. Someone who just hangs around the three-point line and knocks down triples at a consistent rate. These types of players are routinely found on contending teams, and their contributions more often than not, help lead a team on a deep playoff run.

This is not someone that Charlotte currently has on their roster, and honestly, they do not need that right now. Adding someone of this description makes more sense a little bit down the line, as they need to establish their starting rotation and more rounded depth players first. Once that happens, adding a three-point specialist should help propel the Hornets to where they want to go.