Three goals for the Charlotte Hornets in the month of January

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It is quite clear that the Charlotte Hornets are not going anywhere this season. Charlotte's winning percentage is under 25%, and it is hard to justify keeping things as they currently are. Granted, the Hornets have been dealt a rough hand in the health department, but that does not mean they should continue to keep their current configuration intact.

The Hornets are not expected to compete for anything of consequence this season, and the organization should approach the rest of the season with short-term goals to accomplish before tackling long-term goals this offseason. The first step would be to establish some goals for the month of January.

Hornets' First January Goal: Trade veterans and players with expiring contracts

This has been talked about time and time again, but it would be in the best interest of the Charlotte Hornets to start being aggressive on the trade market. It is hard to envision a scenario that the likes of Gordon Hayward, Terry Rozier, and Miles Bridges being on this team beyond the February 8th trade deadline. These are players who could prove to be useful in some capacity to contending teams and should be able to bring some type of value back to Charlotte via trade.