Third reason for Hornets to embrace the tank: Better chances of adding blue-chip players to the roster through the draft
It is not exactly a well-kept secret that the Charlotte Hornets need to add as much talent as possible to their young collection of players. For teams like the Hornets, there is generally one avenue to accomplish that the draft. Charlotte is not a free-agent destination, making it difficult to acquire the high-end players to their roster that they desperately need, that leaves only one way to do so, the draft.
The Hornets had a couple of recent high draft picks, but the top overall selection has eluded them for quite some time. Charlotte has landed the first overall pick just once in their franchise history, and that came during the first iteration of the team all the way in 1991 (Larry Johnson). It would not be the worst idea for them to attempt to end this drought and do whatever they can to possibly land the first overall pick.
Even if they do not end up with the top selection, adding another top-three pick into their current roster mix should be able to help them be a more successful team down the line. There are very few opportunities in a draft to add blue-chip talent through the draft, and the chances of doing so are significantly better with a higher pick.