2. Jettison Veterans
When evaluating the competitive timeline of the Charlotte Hornets, they are a few years away from being a few years away. This means the decision-makers in Charlotte should have their eyes focused on the future, specifically meaning that exploring possible trade options for the few veterans on their roster must be near the top of their priorities list.
It is hard to imagine a scenario where Gordon Hayward remains in Charlotte for this entire season. Trade rumors involving Hayward have been a recurring theme for some time now. These will only grow in volume and frequency as the Hornets continue to be an Eastern Conference bottom feeder.
Another option who could, and probably should be a more prominent name mentioned as someone who may be on the move is Terry Rozier. Rozier is a fine player and could help a contending team in a supporting role. The problem in Charlotte is that they do not have enough talent that is established on the roster, leading to Rozier having much more on his plate than he probably should.
It will only be a matter of time before the Hornets are too far back to compete for anything of substance this season, which will only make the case to trade the small group of veterans on their roster stronger. It will be up to the front office to do the right thing, which is far from a guarantee.