3 Free agents that could fit the Charlotte Hornets' new identity

With new ownership and front office officially in place, Charlotte is ready to turn the page to the next step of their rebuild.
Apr 12, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson (1) drives
Apr 12, 2024; Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA; Minnesota Timberwolves forward Kyle Anderson (1) drives / Jesse Johnson-USA TODAY Sports
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2. Kentavious Caldwell-Pope

Will Caldwell-Pope even leave the Denver Nuggets? That’s the big question, but, as we all know, money talks in huge ways more often than not.

If the Hornets have the necessary cash and flexibility, why not chase after Caldwell-Pope to place between their two young pillars?

Caldwell-Pope’s immense two-way versatility checks al the boxes for players ideally Charlotte wants to surround Ball and Miller. Immediately, KCP would step in as the Hornets’ starting shooting guard bringing much-needed championship experience onto their roster.

If the Hornets move on from Bridges instead of paying him, Caldwell-Pope becomes a more realistic option. However, if they can somehow squeeze in both, that’s a home run for the Hornets’ new front office.

3. Cedi Osman

More on the cheaper side with our last name mentioned here, but Osman continues to check the boxes similarly laid out as Anderson and Caldwell-Pope. This season for the San Antonio Spurs, Osman is averaging 6.8 points in 17.6 minutes per game, the lowest total for him since his rookie campaign in 2017-18.

Osman is a feisty competitor who can space the floor and play hard on every possession. For a team like the Hornets resetting once more, players like Osman make so much sense to bring aboard.

With Osman’s value at his lowest, maybe Charlotte can bring him in on a cheap one or two-year prove-it deal to add more wing depth on their roster.

The energy in Charlotte is beginning to shift. Now, it’s up to the organization to finally steer the ship in the right direction once and for all.