Second reason for the Hornets to not embrace the tank: Young players need to learn how to win
The issue that young teams have is experiencing some level of winning at a relatively high rate. Teams that opt to tank with a youthful roster is that it can have long-lasting results that can make it increasingly difficult to win down the line. A culture of losing that becomes instilled early on in the team-building process can become nearly impossible to shake, and it is hard to justify signing up for an extended period of losing.
Charlotte has some veteran players who have experienced some level of winning with other franchises, mainly Boston, and that is a valuable asset to have when there is a high volume of young players who experienced plenty of losing in the early portion of their careers. The Hornets have a much better chance of winning games this season with players such as Gordon Hayward and Terry Rozier on their roster. Their presence and the more frequent rate of games that will be won with them can help stabilize the foundation of the Hornets' future. There is no substitution for the impact of winning games early on in a player's career, and that should be a deterrent from attempting any sort of tank.