Midseason report card: grading every Hornets player’s performance at All-Star break

Feb 14, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets Honeybee during the second half
Feb 14, 2024; Charlotte, North Carolina, USA; Charlotte Hornets Honeybee during the second half / Jim Dedmon-USA TODAY Sports
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The NBA All-Star game occurred on Sunday night in Indianapolis, marking the NBA’s unofficial midseason point. All teams have played more than half their games, but it’s a nice break in the action and a good time to assess what has happened so far.

The Hornets have played 54 of 82 total games, so they have 28 still to go. So far they’ve gone 13-41, good for 13th in the Eastern Conference. It has been a season full of turmoil so far, and that’s evidenced by the fact that 24 different players have taken the floor this season for the team.

Since we have a few more days without Hornets basketball, this is the perfect time to reflect on what has happened so far, and break down what each Hornets player has done to this point with a midseason report card.

I’ll go up and down the roster, grading each player based on their performance in the 2023-24 season for the Hornets related to their expectations coming into the season. However, there will be a few omissions from my list.

I’m not going to bother grading any player who is no longer with the team as they’re not part of the roster anymore. So apologies to Terry Rozier, P.J. Washington, Gordon Hayward, James Bouknight, Ish Smith, Frank Ntilikna, and Theo Maledon.

I’m also not grading the guys who were just acquired, as they’ve only played in three games and would all obviously receive an A+. So more apologies to Grant Williams, Seth Curry, Tre Mann, Vasilije Micic, and Davis Bertans.

And I’m also not giving a grade to Amari Bailey as he’s spent most of the season with the G-League team, playing in just 3 games for a total of 15 minutes this season with the NBA club. So that leaves 11 players to be put through the wringer.