3. Raise Roster Floor
The one consistent problem for perpetually irrelevant teams is the lack of a solid roster foundation. To be specific, their talent floor.
Teams like the Hornets can have their fair share of average to above-average players on their roster, but if there is a massive gap between the top and bottom-end talent, they will usually struggle to do much of anything and ultimately remain an afterthought when it comes to competitiveness. This is the situation that Charlotte finds themselves in currently.
While the Hornets starting lineup features the immensely talented LaMelo Ball, there is a noticeable dropoff in the abilities of the rest of this group. This only becomes more noticeable when going beyond the starting lineup and evaluating the state of Charlotte’s bench unit. This is a major issue that needs to be rectified as soon as possible.
This is about understanding the value of having a high roster floor. Being able to have a solid baseline that can be counted on more times than not will ultimately lead to more success in Charlotte. The Hornets’ current roster floor is not nearly high enough and will continue to limit their ability to grow as an organization until it is addressed.