Evan Sidery

Evan Sidery

Evan Sidery is the Site Expert for Swarm & Sting. He's been a national NBA reporter since 2017 working for various outlets like Forbes, SB Nation and BasketballNews.com before joining FanSided.

Jul 29, 2021; Brooklyn, New York, USA; James Bouknight (Connecticut) walks off the stage after being selected as the number eleven overall pick by the Charlotte Hornets in the first round of the 2021 NBA Draft at Barclays Center. Mandatory Credit: Brad Penner-USA TODAY Sports

Unfortunately, Zaccharie Risacher is an unrealistic Hornets draft option at No. 6

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June 8, 2018; Cleveland, OH, USA; Cleveland Cavaliers center Kendrick Perkins (21) during the second quarter in game four of the 2018 NBA Finals against the Golden State Warriors at Quicken Loans Arena. The Warriors defeated the Cavaliers 108-85 to complete a four-game sweep. Mandatory Credit: Kyle Terada-USA TODAY Sports

Kendrick Perkins inexplicably leaves Brandon Miller off All-Rookie ballot

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Jan 27, 2024; San Francisco, California, USA; Los Angeles Lakers assistant coach Chris Jent during the second quarter against the Golden State Warriors at Chase Center. Mandatory Credit: Darren Yamashita-USA TODAY Sports

Hornets hire Lakers assistant Chris Jent to Charles Lee's staff

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Jan 24, 2024; Detroit, Michigan, USA;  Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball (1) dribbles defended by Detroit Pistons forward Ausar Thompson (9) in the second half at Little Caesars Arena. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

The Hornets would be wise not to rush their rebuilding efforts trading their pick

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Mar 28, 2023; Houston, TX, USA; West forward Ron Holland (1) during the McDonald's All American Boy's high school basketball game at Toyota Center. Mandatory Credit: Mark J. Rebilas-USA TODAY Sports

Hornets Mock Draft: Who could be on the board at No. 6 overall?

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Apr 12, 2024; Boston, Massachusetts, USA; Boston Celtics guard Derrick White (9) with former teammate Charlotte Hornets forward Grant Williams (2) after the game  at TD Garden. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Grant Williams was almost traded to the Bucks instead of the Hornets

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Team Detlef forward Matas Buzelis, right, of the G League Ignite celebrates with a teammate after hitting the winning shot during a Rising Stars semifinal game at Gainbridge Fieldhouse, Feb. 16, 2024 in Indianapolis.

Matas Buzelis or Ron Holland could be worth the Hornets' long-term investment

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Connecticut Huskies guard Stephon Castle (5) celebrates after a foul call during the NCAA Men’s Basketball Tournament Championship against the Purdue Boilermakers, Monday, April 8, 2024, at State Farm Stadium in Glendale, Ariz.

Stephon Castle will likely refuse pre-draft workout with Hornets

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Mar 27, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets forward Grant Williams (2) congratulates forward Brandon Miller (24) during the second half against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Miller and Mark Williams support Charles Lee at Eastern Conference Finals

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Nov 22, 2023; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Washington Wizards forward Kyle Kuzma (33) passes against Charlotte Hornets forward Miles Bridges (0) during the first half at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Kyle Kuzma is a potential litmus test for Hornets' offseason direction

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Mar 6, 2024; Lexington, Kentucky, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Reed Sheppard (15) fives forward Aaron Bradshaw (2) during the first half against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Rupp Arena at Central Bank Center. Mandatory Credit: Jordan Prather-USA TODAY Sports

The elite quality that makes Reed Sheppard an enticing Hornets draft option

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Mar 15, 2024; Nashville, TN, USA; Kentucky Wildcats guard Reed Sheppard (15) drives down the lane against the Texas A&M Aggies during the second half at Bridgestone Arena. Mandatory Credit: Steve Roberts-USA TODAY Sports

Hornets mock draft roundup: Who makes sense at No. 6 overall?

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Apr 9, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA;  Dallas Mavericks guard Luka Doncic (77) defends Charlotte Hornets forward guard Brandon Miller (24) during the first half at the Spectrum Center. Mandatory Credit: Sam Sharpe-USA TODAY Sports

Brandon Miller focusing on adding necessary weight this offseason

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Mar 1, 2024; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA; Charlotte Hornets guard LaMelo Ball practices before a game against the Philadelphia 76ers at Wells Fargo Center. Mandatory Credit: Bill Streicher-USA TODAY Sports

LaMelo Ball faces lawsuit for allegedly driving over 11-year-old's foot

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Apr 13, 2024; Hartford, CT, USA; UConn Huskies center Donovan Clingan (32) hold the championship trophy as he arrives at the State Capitol and greeted by fans before teams victory parade. Mandatory Credit: David Butler II-USA TODAY Sports

Why Donovan Clingan's potential fit with Hornets is questionable at best

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Apr 7, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets forward Brandon Miller (24) looks on

Brandon Miller makes All-NBA Rookie First Team

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