2. Scoring has not led to winning
It would be one thing if this Hornets team was incapable of scoring at a high rate. At 115 points per game, Charlotte is a Top-10 offense in the early part of this season. The problem? This is a team with three wins and seven losses despite their ninth-ranked scoring offense.
The situation in Charlotte would be very different if this was a team losing games at a 70% clip while not scoring at a high rate, missing a lot of their key players, or a team that has just finished tearing down their roster in the beginning steps of the tanking process. The problem is that none of those three scenarios currently apply to the Hornets.
This is a team that is scoring at a rate that most of the league has been able to this season. Charlotte has had the majority of their starting lineup available to them in all of their games this season. Last season’s disappointing record was considered by most to be an outlier due to the amount of things that did not go the Hornets’ way.
But with the losing trend continuing despite having one of the NBA’s better offenses from a points-per-game standpoint so far, it seems like something has got to give. Either this Hornets team is going to start winning games more frequently, or their scoring averages will begin to reflect the disappointing rate at which this team wins games.