Three reasons the Hornets should embrace the tank and two why they shouldn't

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Second reason for Hornets to embrace the tank: Young players need extended time on the court in order to develop properly

There are plenty of young players on the current version of the Charlotte Hornets who have a good deal of promise. The problem is that there a more than a few veterans occupying roster spots who take up a fair share of minutes that could be otherwise distributed to players who are expected to be the future of the franchise.

Fielding trade offers for players such as Gordon Hayward, Miles Bridges, and Terry Rozier would be in the best interest of the franchise. Accepting a trade proposal from a team that results in one, some, or all of these players landing with a new organization is better.

The reality is the Hornets are not going to be anything resembling a competitive team any time soon. Understanding the timeline of when this team should be in the mix to qualify for some form of postseason play (genuine playoff qualification or play-in tournament) and where this team sits currently shows just how far away they are. The Hornets need to work on developing the foundation of the franchise's future rather than attempt to push for postseason play this season with the roster in its current form.